Are These Ford Custom Electric Cars Crazy Or Not? | Rare Techy


Ford partnered with aftermarket builders and parts manufacturers to offer three custom electric vehicles — one Mustang Mach-E and two F-150 Lightning — at the 2022 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.

The automaker wanted to highlight how Ford EV drivers can personalize their rides with Ford Performance Parts and Ford-licensed accessories. Electrek writer Scooter Doll and I will put in our two cents, but we want to hear from you. Tell us in the comments – are these custom electric cars hot or not?

Photo: Dom Tucci Design (Tucci Hot Rods)/Kay Automotive.

Mustang Mach-e: The True Mustang Persona

  • Builder: Dom Tucci Design (Tucci Hot Rods) / Kay Automotive Graphics
  • Technical specifications: Shadow Black GT, extended range battery

This twin engine AWD 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has been extended with a custom liftgate spoiler. It features fender arches with 3D-printed fenders made by Tucci, vacuum-molded clear wheel covers (see main photo), and a 3D-printed front lip. Kay Automotive’s custom graphics wrap brings style.

Tucci’s vehicle features Ford accessory sill plates, door emblems and a GT-badged tailgate. The interior features a Ford accessory 140-degree dash, dual Recaro seats, racing harness with custom harness bar, and custom painted trim.

What Scooter thinks: This body kit magically makes this already low-riding crossover SUV even sportier, and I’m here for it. Not usually a body/kit mod person at all, but here it works. What doesn’t work is the brown color. Why not make the thing bright orange or all black and try to get 20 The fast and the furious A movie? It’s dope.

What Michelle thinks: I’m with Scooter on this one. The body kit is amazing and then… brown. Kind of anti-climactic. Why not give a nod to Mustang’s iconic history with Poppy Red? It would look gorgeous. I’m totally down with the Recaro seats. The Mach-e GT can apparently do 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds so a seat and racing harness would be useful lol. Cool that they used 3D printing. This is a moderate drug by me.

F-150 Lightning: The Swiss Army Knife

  • Builder: Tjin Edition/Thule
  • Technical specifications: Extended Range Battery, All Wheel Drive, SuperCrew, Lariat

The Tjin Edition F-150 Lightning includes solar charging, a portable air compressor, a refrigerator, console storage, Recaro front and rear seats, and Thule cargo accessories. It also has two Super73 e-bikes mounted on the back. Ford says it’s perfect for “weekend trips, off-roading or tailgating with family and friends.”

What Scooter thinks: It looks like an F-150 Lightning dressed up as a Rivian for Halloween. They look like Lotus racing seats there. And those wheels? Love the creativity here, but this is a no for me.

What Michelle thinks: This custom F-150 has all the accessories you need for outdoor fun. You had me at solar, Ford. If the US National Park Service and a lowrider had a baby, this is what it would look like. If you were going off-road, wouldn’t the bottom scrape the ground? I’m afraid it’s a no for me too.

Photo: Real Truck/Motor City Solutions

F-150 Lightning: Racing Support

  • Builder: True truck/motor city solutions
  • Technical specifications: 131 kWh Extended Range Battery, AWD, SuperCrew, XLT, Iconic Silver

Real Truck’s competition prop F-150 Lightning is equipped with an air compressor, leveling kit, off-road recovery tables and Recaro seats, as well as a fully mobile toolbox and welding equipment. Ford says that “this F-150 Lightning pickup truck is equally at home on the highway as a support vehicle in Baja racing.”

It comes with a Retrax bed cover with a rail system, cross beams and additional Raptor wheels. It features a custom underbody skid plate and a Kay Automotive graphic wrap inspired by the Ford Bronco Desert Racer paint.

What Scooter thinks: It’s a little better. Definitely more of a rally racing vibe. Not my personal style, but well executed in my opinion. I really like the color scheme, but personally I would change the blue and red to another color. Still silly, though.

What Michelle thinks: I would like this for my Hot Wheels collection so I can fix my race cars. You must be ready when you are 5 years old.

Seriously, you get form and function with this race-bred F-150. They should go into production. I also love the red tow hooks – they really pop. Were Recaro seats required for these Ford custom EVs? Hmmm. It gets me dope.

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