Ford has begun selling an electric slatted engine based on the engine that powers the GT Mustanga Mach-E.It is reported that this Eluminator electric slatted motor can produce 281 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, and it is priced at $3,900.
This motor is only the first in a series of electric vehicle components that Ford said it plans to sell. Others include battery systems, motor controllers, inverters, etc., all of which will transform internal combustion engine vehicles into fully electric power systems. It’s easier. Now, these types of modifications are still mainly limited to professional shops and hobbyists, who often need to piece together parts from various random places in the supply chain.
To promote the new engine, Ford built a one-time all-electric version on the 1978 F-100 pickup truck and brought it to the Automobile Modifications Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas. This is an annual exhibition for aftermarket suppliers and custom manufacturers, but it is increasingly becoming a place for automakers to disclose some crazy ideas in the field of electric vehicles – for example, in 2019, two weeks after Mach-E debut Previously, Ford brought an all-electric Mustang equipped with a six-speed manual transmission to the exhibition.
The electric version of the F-100 uses two e-crate motors with a total power of 480 horsepower and a torque of 634 pound-feet-the same as the highest specification Mustang Mach-E GT Performance. The interior also borrows Mach-E, because the instrument cluster has the same 15-inch vertical touch screen and the same 10.2-inch driver display. The electric F-100 even has a front trunk under the hood.
This is a gorgeous fusion of new and old, but unfortunately, it is a one-off. But as Ford fulfills its promise and is about to bring more electric drivetrain components to the market, it will open the door to more customizations and modifications of the same style. Despite the current cost and effort, there are already a lot of awesome creations.