Remember Ford‘s 1978 F-100 pickup truck?
The automaker has used it to create a reimagined electric vehicle concept and it’s called the F-100 Eluminator.
Take a look at the reinvented oldie:
Basically, Ford has unveiled the concept car to showcase the benefits of electric propulsion and, in turn, to promote its first electric crate motor from Ford Performance Parts, designed to electrify conventional vehicles — from vintage cars to modern trucks and SUVs.
You can buy the e-crate motor online at authorized Ford parts warehouses and dealers for $3,900. If you’re a conversion aficionado, I’d say that’s a pretty decent deal.
If you ask me, I find the F-100 Eluminator concept truck an absolute beauty and I’m a big fan of giving new sustainable life to vintage vehicles.
Whether a classic car is still “classic” if converted to an EV is, however, a long discussion and as I’ve already shared my opinion on the matter I won’t bore you again with my arguments.
Here’s a crazy suggestion
I do believe that Ford’s e-crate motor is a great idea for making conventional vehicles environment-friendly, but I’d like to say that if we really want a fully zero-emission transportation, we have to ditch cars altogether.
And, in fact, there’s another type of classic vehicle that doesn’t involve a car’s polluting manufacturing process: the carriage!
Just imagine an e-crate motor designed for carriages! It would require less electricity to power it (so, we’re saving on energy consumption) and we wouldn’t have to endanger the horse species either.
Yes, yes, I’m totally aware that this just can’t happen in the modern era, but still that’s the ultimate classic vehicle conversion. And it’d be very cool going to work with your electrified carriage, ideally wearing a black top hat.
Do EVs excite your electrons? Do ebikes get your wheels spinning? Do self-driving cars get you all charged up?