A compact and efficient engine. Each Ford Eluminator has 284CV, so placing two in a vehicle, exceeds 500 CV of power
As has been said on countless occasions, the arrival of electric cars will represent a great change for the automotive world in general. It will not only be perceived in the streets, in the environment and in the aesthetics of cars, which will show a completely different landscape, but it will also have an impact on the automotive industry itself, but also on other ancillary or complementary industries, such as auto parts. or mechanical workshops.
Although the change will be slow in regions far from the epicenter of the automotive world, there are already several voices that are raised showing concern about a change that will be profound if the current trend continues. And there are two very clear positions in this regard.
The CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, is one of the executives who advanced that the massive arrival of electric cars can generate a lot of unemployment in the current automotive industry
Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation says that he fears that a conversion too fast will leave a balance of more than five million unemployed in the automotive industry in Japan alone, or Hubert Aiwanger, the Minister of Economy of the state of Bavaria says that he does not want to that your province “Be a second Detroit”.
Other industry players and many governments, although they do not say it so crudely, believe that just as video clubs or audio cassettes disappeared one day, and paper newspapers will soon disappear, one day internal combustion engines will disappear, and manufacturers of connecting rods, pistons, crankshafts, valves, and so many parts that must be produced for these engines, will have to convert their industry into another area. And the auto repair shops will simply have to repair other types of damage, because the cars will still have front end, steering, suspension and body parts.
Down the hood there is no gasoline engine but an electric and a covered luggage compartment
But the deadlines are ahead and this is the case of the first engine produced by an automotive company, thought to be applied to any car in the world that wants to replace the fossil fuel engine with one or two electric motors.
The company is Ford, the engine is called Eluminator and it is the same that equips the Mustang Mach-E GT, one of the new best-selling electric cars in the US It is a 284 hp engine with a touch of 430 Nm and is sold according to the “Crate Engine” system, that is, an engine that is delivered closed in a box, and that can be used to apply to any car of any brand. And while the motor is sold alone, without batteries or converters, the cost is truly affordable: $ 3,900.
The interior of the F-100 Eluminator, mixes the truck, a Mustang and an electric car
The best way to promote it was to present a prototype at the famous Transformed Car Fair called Sema Show, in Los Angeles. There you could see an electric version of a 1978 Ford F-100 Pickup, completely converted to electricity with two of these engines.
Beyond the exterior aesthetics, with a gray paint and copper-colored accents, 19-inch wheels, and trim and headlight trim accents, when you open the door and enter the interior of the cabin, there is a kind of trip in the car. weather. The interior setting is very similar in conceptual details to that of the Mustang, replacing the dashboard with a screen and incorporating a larger one in the center of the cabin, in addition to the steering wheel and the leather sports seats.
Even the classics of 40 years ago, can be electrified with this proposal of electric motors produced by Ford
“This F-100 Eluminator is a concept designed to show how we are going to support our customers who want to go electric and want a zero emissions world for the future, even using classic vehicles”said Eric Cin, Ford Motor Company’s Director of Vehicle Personalization and Accessories.
It is a first step. In various parts of the world, cars are converted from fuel to electricity. But they run into approval and cost problems, which reduces the number of customers to an almost negligible number. That a factory of the magnitude of Ford is the one that takes the step of selling these engines approved and authorized in the 50 states of the USA, can be a guarantee that allows to encourage more people to take the leap.
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