Ford has unveiled a retro 70s concept electric pickup

Ford has unveiled a new electric pickup that looks like a retro futuristic dream. I’m not even driving and I’m excited.

Based on Ford’s 1978 F-100 pickup, the electric four-wheel drive F-100 Eluminator has 480 horsepower and features Ford Performance Parts’ Eluminator electric box engine. Unfortunately, it is only a concept car at the moment, so it will only give you disappointment to hurry to your local Ford dealer. Still, the F-100 Eluminator is a great example of how the aesthetics of electric vehicles are being pushed forward – or technically pushed back.

“Our F-100 Eluminator concept is a foretaste of how we support customers when they go fully electric and embrace performance without exhaust emissions, even for our old vehicles,” said Eric Cin, Ford’s Global Director of Vehicle Personalization, Accessories and Licensing. .

An old-fashioned body with a young heart.

An old-fashioned body with a young heart.
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The F-100 Eluminator lets you have your aesthetics and also protect the planet.

The F-100 Eluminator lets you have your aesthetics and also protect the planet.
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The entrails look like any other electric vehicle.

The entrails look like any other electric vehicle.
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The interior has also been upgraded since the 70s.

The interior has also been upgraded since the 70s.
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It is.

It is.
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Personally, I think the F-100 Eluminator could do with a more striking paint – the gray is a bit sad for my taste. But the real appeal here is to revel in the groovy 70s look without tearing the ozone layer to pieces a new hole every time you start it up.

If you have the ability for mechanics and $ 3,900 left over, you can buy the Eluminator engine to electrify your own vintage ride. But if you want a reproductive retro aesthetic with an electric heart fresh from the production line, just keep wishing and hoping now.

Electric cars are much better for the environment than old gas guzzlers, but their generally futuristic aesthetic does not appeal to everyone. Hopefully, the Ford F-100 Eluminator will help expand our concept of what electric vehicles can be, and encourage everyone to get into the hub away from gasoline.

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