- ford debuted the f-100 eluminator concept at this year's sema aftermarket show.
- it debuts the first use of the eluminator electric crate motor, using a dual-motor setup producing the same 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque ad the mustang mach-e performance.
- the electric crate motor is available to purchase for $3900.
earlier this year, ford announced its first electric crate motor called the eluminator: a 281-hp electric motor from the mustang mach-e gt. now ford is giving the world an example of what the eluminator can be used for at this year's sema show in las vegas with it used on a 1978 f-100 pickup.
however, the f-100 eluminator concept uses the same dual-motor electric powertrain from the 2021 mustang mach-e gt performance, which ford claims will reach 60 mph in 3.5 seconds. the two motors make a combined 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque. the version you'll be able to buy from ford makes 281 horsepower and 317 pound-feet. of course, the electric motors aren't the only electric hardware that'll need to be installed—the mach-e gt's 88.0-kwh battery pack provides the juice.
the concept truck was built by mle racecars and the roadster shop, and it's finished in avalanche gray with copper accents. a set of 19-inch wheels are wrapped with michelin latitude sport tires, and it has an aggressive stance, nailing the retro look. the interior features avocado-tanned leather and a billet aluminum dashboard with the 15.5-inch center touchscreen from the mustang mach-e.
ford's production electric pickup, the f-150 lightning, will go on sale next year. in the meantime, the eluminator electric crate motor is available to purchase online now for $3900, and it's street legal in all 50 states. we can't wait to see the ev conversions people come up with.