Ford has introduced an electrified version of its iconic F-100 pickup truck. The F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for the last 44 years, takes a step forward with the F-100 Eluminator, which is loaded with electrification and connected technology.
The classic truck is powered by two Ford Eluminator electric crate motors with a combined output of 480 horsepower (358 kilowatts) and 634 pound-feet (860 Newton-meters). Each axle is powered by one. The output might sound familiar since it resembles the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition. By going back in time, Ford hopes to instill excitement in its EV power train.
“Ford owners have personalized, customized, and enhanced their vehicles since the beginning – from changing looks to bringing the power. 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,” says Eric Cin, Ford’s global director, Vehicle Personalization, Accessories, and Licensing.”
The Ford F-100’s Avalanche Gray body is embellished with Cerakote Copper details for the “FORD” emblem, headlights, side trim, and tailgate. The Eluminator is outfitted with 19-inch billet aluminum three-piece wheels wrapped in Michelin Latitude Sport high-performance tires. The charging port is hidden behind a panel on the driver’s side front fender.
The interior seems to be completely remodeled. The dashboard is a widescreen, with a massive infotainment display straight out of the Mach-E. A rotary gearshift is featured on a new center console. A billet aluminum dashboard and avocado-tanned leather bucket seats are among the other changes.
Customers can now purchase Eluminator e-crate motors from Ford to revamp their vehicles and get an emission-free powertrain. It is currently on order for $3,900. A high-voltage motor to traction inverter harness, a low-voltage harness/connector, and a vent tube assembly are included in the kit.
The control system, traction inverter, and battery are not currently included in the Eluminator offering. However, according to the announcement, the company is working with “some of the leading performance manufacturers” to develop these components, which will eventually be added to the collection.