Batteries Not Included

The Ford Eluminator Crate Motor is based on what propels the all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT, and is once again available from Ford Performance Parts. If you’re currently working on building an electric vehicle conversion, or have a restoration project where you want to go electric, this is would be something you should look into. The motor offers incredible electric power for whatever build you may be working on. Peak power reaches 281 horsepower (210 kW) and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque.

Ford Eluminator Crate Motor: Details

The Ford Eluminator Crate Motor has a 9.05:1 gear ratio and maxes out at 13,800 rpm. Weighing 205 pounds (93 kilograms), it’s lighter than the average combustion engine. For $4,095 you get the motor and an HV motor to traction inverter harness, LV harness/connector, and vent tube assembly. The parts that don’t come with the motor include a traction inverter, control system, and battery. Additionally, pick up can be done at your selected dealership for free.

EV Ford Eluminator
Via. Ford Performance

The Ford Eluminator crate motor comes in a packaged size of 570 mm long, 340 wide, and 370 tall. Which means it could fit into pretty much anything. For comparison, a small block Chevy V8 measures 747 mm x 510 mm x 599 mm. While the size is certainly not an issue, you will still need to factor in the battery pack, taking up a considerably larger amount of space for the vehicle. Where you decide to place those batteries will affect the usable space within the vehicle.

Over time, Ford Performance plans to develop a list of components for the Eluminator powertrain, including battery systems, controllers, and traction inverters. Those added components would undoubtedly make creating your very own electric vehicles considerably simpler. However, for the time being, Ford isn’t providing the means of powering the motor or managing it. That all comes down to the builder. Still, it’s pretty exciting that this is available once again, and we’re excited to see what new builds will come from it.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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