Ford to Sell Crate Motor for Electric Vehicles

Ford has unveiled a crate motor, based on the all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT’s motor, that is available to buy in the US from authorised Ford parts warehouse dealers or online at Ford Performance Parts.

The Eluminator motor produces 210kW and 430Nm and is being sold for $3,900 ($AU5270). It is, the company said, targeted for builders looking for a transverse-oriented powertrain to electrify vehicles from modern to vintage cars, trucks and SUVs.

As the shift to electric vehicles accelerates, the motor is the first of what Ford says will become a growing portfolio of performance parts and accessories for its electric vehicles, with plans being made to develop a wide list of components with some of the leading performance manufacturers, including battery systems, controllers and traction inverters to offer full turnkey aftermarket electrification solutions.

Globally, Ford says that vehicle performance parts and accessories industry generates approximately $50 billion ($AU68 billion) annually, covering hardware for everything from hot rods to off-road vehicles, and from mobile electronics to vehicle accessories.

To promote the new e-motor, Ford has built a one-off concept, called the F-100 Eluminator – a pretty cool retro-styled machine that has two of the electric motors driving the front and rear wheels and which packs a hefty 358kW/860Nm punch.

“Ford owners have personalised, customised and enhanced their vehicles since the beginning – from changing looks to bringing the power,” said Eric Cin, global director, Vehicle Personalisation, Accessories and Licensing. “Our F-100 Eluminator concept is a preview of how we’re supporting customers as they go all-electric and embrace zero-tailpipe emissions performance, even for our heritage vehicles.”


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