The headline here isn't 'Old Car Gets Electric Power,' but rather a notice from Ford that an electric crate motor is available for purchase online
When the demonstration is a 1978 Ford F-100 truck, however, the tale becomes Old Car Gets Electric Power.
The F-100 Eluminator idea is what it's called, and it's likely near the top of your "shut up and take my money" list.
The front and rear axles are driven by two electric motors'shared' with the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition, which are matched to the Mach-E GT's 88kWh battery.
As a result, there's 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque on tap, which is... enough.
This arrangement allows the Human Mach-E GT to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.7 seconds.
Unfortunately, the crate motors from Ford that you can buy for $3,900 only produce 281 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, but the combination is suitable for "builders searching for a transverse-oriented engine."
Then it's good for substituting pretty much any ICE bar with a straight-six.
Unlike the A-Team, it's also lawful in all 50 states.
Anyway, let's return to the truck.
A unique chassis, stylish grey paint, three-piece billet aluminium wheels, a billet aluminium dash inside with 2021's must-have - a gigantic touchscreen - and, to every hipster's pleasure, "avocado-tanned leather upholstery" are all included.
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Maybe that's what's going on here.