Ford revealed today on Thursday it will soon offer an electric crate motor for enthusiasts looking to convert their internal combustion projects to fully electric propulsion. Called the Eluminator, it’s set to be fully unveiled at SEMA in November.
The company did not reveal any specifics regarding the motor, sharing only three images of the unit’s design and its 22-inch length. From what we can tell, it’s meant to sit inside a car longitudinally, with an output shaft at the very back. What sort of power it’ll make, which battery packs it’ll work with, and how much it’ll cost are all things we still don’t know.
The Eluminator name is a play on the Aluminator title given to some of Ford’s aluminum V-8 crate engines. Though we still don’t know any specs, we expect this thing to compete with offerings such as Chevy’s eCrate and California start-up Electric GT’s crate motor.
Seeing as how SEMA is just a few months away, we shouldn’t have to wait long to learn more. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.