Charity Competition Offers Ford Bronco With Tesla Batteries Worth $300,000
Ever thought of putting Tesla batteries in a classic Ford Bronco? No, nor did we but we’ve seen one and in short, we love it and we’re glad it exists. Part of a charity sweepstake by Omaze, you could be in with a chance to win this incredible machine, worth a huge $300,000. The competition has been put in place to aid the charity ‘Big League Impact‘ which aims to unite MLB players and fans to help save lives, instil hope and restore dignity as well as improving communities around the globe. During its time, the charity has supported a huge variety of causes including health/medicine, education, water access and humanitarian aid plus more.
The first-generation Bronco is a legendary vehicle and we are really excited about bringing them into the future with a brand new cutting-edge electric powertrain. As far as we know, there are only two companies restoring Bronco’s into modernised electric versions of themselves, first up is Zero Labs Automotive, who are known for converting older SUVs into fully-fledged electric vehicles
The second company is Gateway Bronco, which is a custom Ford Bronco restoration company – and the company who created the magnificent beast you see here today. The specs make for some very interesting reading, with the unspecified Tesla battery pack apparently having a range of 200 miles on a single charge, Gateway Bronco claims. Not too bad for a car that has the aerodynamic ability of a Ford Transit Van.
Perhaps even more surprising, the vehicle has a 5-speed manual transmission included, which is incredibly rare for an electric vehicle.
Electrek was kind enough to provide us with the full specs of the electro Bronco:
- Maximum Seating: 5 seats
- Transmission: 5-speed manual
- Engine: Electric GT motor & Tesla battery
- Drivetrain: 4WD
- Exterior Colour: Brittany Blue with Black cloth bikini top
- Interior Colour: Chestnut leather seats & Charcoal wool carpet
- Charge Range: 200-mile average range
- Maximum Horsepower: 400+ HP
- Acceleration: 0–60 mph in under 6 seconds
- MSRP (Car + Cash): $301,548
- Special features: 3-year bumper to bumper warranty, flip and fold rear seating, Alpine stereo system, full LED lighting, air conditioning, rear back-up camera
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing machine, you can enter the sweepstake for as little as $10 but to increase your chances, you can spend up to $100. We also neglected to mention that you also get a cool $20,000 courtesy of Omaze to go with your $300,000 ride.