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Electric Ford Escape Battery Pack Hard To Build: Video

Last December, Robert of the YouTube channel Aging Wheels revealed that he was teaming up with a company called AEM EV to convert his Ford Escape into a full-blown EV, one complete with a Tesla drive unit at each end, which he hopes will eventually generate around 900 horsepower. A rather involved project – as one might imagine – we’ve seen watched Robert work to install the motors in his electric Ford Escape project, as well as radiators and the new steering setup. Now, Robert’s back to show us that he’s made even more progress on this electric Ford Escape, this time, as he’s building the battery pack.

Electric Ford Escape Battery Pack Installation - Exterior 002 - Rear

By far the heaviest and most expensive singular component of any EV, battery packs aren’t exactly easy to put together either, as one might imagine. Robert found this out the hard way when planning out where to put the battery pack in his Escape recently, which will consist of six groups of four modules running parallel to each other, which should enable it to fit underneath the former ICE crossover, as well as in the engine bay – wherever he can find room, basically.

Electric Ford Escape Battery Pack Installation 003

Problem is, most of these components aren’t exactly things that one can buy off the shelf – there’s a great deal of planning and fabrication involved in this process, as well as logistical issues to figure out like how to ensure that the packs are cooled properly. That could mean exposing the bottom of the modules to the elements in this case, which obviously isn’t ideal.

Regardless, Robert admits that he’s complicating things a bit by not going with existing Tesla modules, but then again, this wasn’t a vehicle that was designed to hold battery packs underneath – just a gas tank and ICE drivetrain components. If nothing else, he’s certainly on the right path to figuring all of this out, and we’re excited to see how this project progresses in the coming months.

We’ll have more on this cool project soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Escape news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tim weyand

    Hope Best of Luck works out. Would be neat if Budget allows Ford Racing Development . Too put in other Vehicles . That Ford Electric Illuminator Engine 217 or more HP. Would be nice fit if Commutator Magnets or say Rings light Weight Shaft Stator ECT. The 2010 4 Door SE would work great with all wheel Drive Light weight Gears Ring pion ECT . Make a great all wheel drive vehicle. My 2010 Ford SE a original ARIZONA FOR 50 000 MILES NOW WASHINGTON STATE.CLOSING IN ON 140 000 miles did great up past SEDROWILLY PAST THAT ARE TOWARD HARRY OSBOURNE OR COWBOY HORSE TRAIL RIDERS NIGHING. IS A VERY GOOD OFF RODE VEHICLE.THOSE 2 LITER ENGINE CLOSRD SYSTEM CAN GET 400 HP in CIRCLE TRACK RACING . THAT ESCAPE BE NICE . AT LEAST FORD SOUNDING ALARM . MANY ISSUES PARTS SUPPLIERS.


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