Ford did what Tesla won’t

The F-100 Eluminator is a “Restomod”, meaning it is restored and modified.

Last fall, Ford began parading around a fully electric 1978 F-100 pickup truck that could accelerate 0–60 mph in around three seconds. The company brought it to YouTubers, automotive trade shows, Jay Leno, and even us. And we all agreed: we want this truck in our own garages.

But for Ford, this car was far more than a pretty old new truck — it was a way to show off its new electric crate motor, the M-9000-MACHE, or the same electric motor that is in Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT.

Becca Farsace / The Verge

Inside the F-100 Eluminator is two M-9000-MACHE electric motors.

A crate motor is an engine sold separately from a vehicle. They have predominately served as a way for car enthusiasts and hobbyists to…

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Author: Becca Farsace