The so-called crate motor, that is, a ready-to-install engine kit, can be installed in restomodes or original custom car projects.
The universal electric motor was announced on Twitter by the Ford Perfomance division. It is called the Eluminator and will be officially unveiled at the SEMA Tuning Show in Las Vegas this November.
The name of the electric motor is derived from the Aluminator – Ford gasoline crate motor. From the characteristics so far it is only known that the length of the unit is 570 mm and it is intended for longitudinal placement. Ford has not disclosed either power or cost.
As noted by Road and Truck, the Eluminator engine should be Ford’s answer to General Motors’ Chevrolet eCrate kit. The latter is designed to transform the initially gasoline SUV Chevrolet K5 Blazer into a 200-horsepower electric car.