Ford recently released the Eluminator electric crate motor for the 2021 Mustang Mach-E GT. While this is cool in itself, it also paves the way for more people to do gasoline-powered to electric-powered swaps for fun. Keep an eye out at SEMA for more electric motor conversions.
The Eluminator, the new Mustang Mach-E Electric Crate Motor
The M-9000-MACHE Eluminator is a crate motor for the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E GT. The numbers provided by Ford Performance Parts are as follows. The peak power is 210kW (281 hp) with 430Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque. The Eluminator offers a max speed of 13,800 rpm with a gear ratio of 9.05:1. The motor itself weighs 93 kg or 205 lbs. As far as the Mustang Mach-E electric crate motor price? That will run you $3,900.
Included with the crate motor are a few essential build items. The Eluminator offers the HV motor to traction inverter harness, LV harness/connector, and a vent tube assembly. Ford mentions on the product page that it does not include the control system, battery, or traction inverter. These are all pretty essential pieces that Ford has decided not to include, so don’t overlook this. Grab an old Tesla battery and be on your way. Ford also wants you to know the motor doesn’t come with a warranty.
Some other important facts are that the package measures 22″ x 22″ x 32 and is 220 pounds when fully packed. The Eluminator electric crate motor ships in from Mexico.
The Mustang Mach-E Eluminator electric crate motor
While the Eluminator electric crate motor is remarkable in itself, it also represents a tremendous shift in builds. There have been a few companies working on ICE-to-electric motor swaps lately. David Beckham Is upcycling classic cars Into electric vehicles with the company Lunaz. Other companies are doing similar things, converting old classics into EVs that appeal to a different audience. Not only is this good for the environment, but it breathes life into old cars that might not get any attention these days.
With Ford releasing an electric motor, the company encourages people to try electric even if people might not be ready for a fully electric vehicle. Some buyers are not into the styling and look of EVs because these vehicles tend to look a particular way.
Get ready for more electric motor conversions
Supposedly, this won’t be the first or last of its kind. Many brands are pivoting to offer some time of engine swap like this to the general public. While Ford hasn’t given too much information about the Eluminator besides what is on the product page, don’t miss the coverage at SEMA.
The Eluminator will debut at the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this November. In 2020, a Chevrolet Blazer with an electric Bolt motor was at the same show. Chevy planned on selling the Bolt motor in a similar electric crate motor, but it hasn’t shown up anywhere yet.
There are a few options on the market right now for electric motor conversions, but this number is going to increase exponentially soon. Since Chevy can’t get the eCrate motor to the market, the Mustang Mach-E Eluminator might take the lead.