UPDATE. November 9: Ford’s Eluminator electrical crate motor has been promoting like sizzling muffins, with the Blue Oval’s preliminary provide working out.
Based on Ford Authority, the recently-launched OEM electrical motor has offered out, with North American director of Ford Equipment, Mark Wilson saying it would proceed to make the motor as a result of excessive demand.
No particular figures have been supplied as to only what number of items had been offered, and at US$3900 (AU$5265) a pop, the Eluminator would not embody all of the ancillary elements to make it run, with consumers having to carry their very own batteries, wiring and mounts.
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November 3: Ford has unveiled a one-off 1978 F-100 on the SEMA, powered by its debut electrical crate motor.
The F-100 Eluminator idea makes use of an Eluminator e-crate motor on every axle for transverse all-wheel-drive. Created by Ford Efficiency, the pick-up makes 480hp (358kW) and 634 ft-lb (854Nm) of instantly-available torque – identical to the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT.
Designers collaborated with MLe Racecars for the construct, which sits on a bespoke chassis from Roadster Store. It’s completed in avalanche grey [sic] with Cerakoted copper accents and rolls on 19×10 Forgeline three-piece wheels.
Inside is a billet aluminium sprint with Mustang Mach-E screens, alongside avocado-tanned leather-based upholstery.
“Our F-100 Eluminator idea is a preview of how we’re supporting clients as they go all-electric and embrace zero-tailpipe emissions efficiency, even for our heritage automobiles,” stated Eric Cin, international director for car personalisation, equipment and licensing at Ford.
Weighing in at 93 kilograms, the newly-available powerplant is predicated on the motor discovered within the Mach E. Ford lists particular person efficiency figures as 281hp (209kW) and 317 ft-lb (430Nm), with a US$3900 (AU$5250) price ticket.
Included with the 570mm-long unit is a motor-to-traction inverter harness, LV harness and connector, in addition to a vent tube meeting.
For now, consumers should supply most their very own elements – together with battery packs, controllers and inverters – however Ford says it plans to supply extra EV-swap elements to assist provide the rising conversion market.
The e-crate motor (half quantity ‘M-9000-MACH-E’) is on the market now by Ford elements sellers.
Ford supplied a teaser of its EV efficiency vary at SEMA in 2019 with the 900hp (670kW), six-speed handbook Mustang Lithium.
Final 12 months, the corporate unleashed a 1400hp (1044kW) electrical Mustang Cobra Jet, packing 4 motors and able to low eight-second drag passes.