An American company that specialises in converting classic cars to electric vehicles has recently added a 1974 Ford E100 to its long list of completed projects.

    For its latest project, Conductive Classics has taken the vintage van and fitted it with the electric powertrain from a totalled Tesla Model 3 Long Range. The van also uses Tesla brakes and wheels.

    Alongside the electric motor conversion, the vehicle also received new rear suspension and a custom-built charging port.

    Though it uses the Model 3 Long Range’s dual-motor powertrain, power is sent only to the rear wheels in the van.

    There’s no visual hint of what lies underneath the van’s body, though it’s been treated to a bright orange paint job and a black racing stripe down the side.

    Conductive Classics posted photos of the car on its website and Instagram page but hasn’t disclosed any revised range or power outputs.

    The Tesla Model 3 Long Range has a 75kWh battery pack and a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain that produces 258kW of power.

    Tesla claims the Long Range model is capable of driving 602km on a single charge based on the WLTP cycle, and claims a 0-100km/h time of just 4.4 seconds.

    Based in Idaho, Conductive Classics has previously restored a 1958 Chevy Apache and 1964 Ford Galaxie and fitted them with electric powertrains.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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