Hot Rods And Electric Motors Are A Match Made In Heaven

Even anyone not remotely interested in cars knows that the age of Ultron electric cars is upon us – but electric hot rods?

The term hot rod first gained popularity in the 1950s and was used to denote vehicles in the United States which were modified with potent engines to make them faster. The age of electrification has seen an increasing number of people in the aftermarket world outfitting tradition ICE cars with all-electric powertrains thanks to the immense power and torque figures delivered by these motors.

In a bid to see what an all-electric vehicle with a design inspired by the classic hot rods of the ’50s which kick-started the world of modifying cars, designers Jason Battersby and Klaud Wasiak have dreamt up this creation.

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Dubbed the Erode 002, the concept has a classic hot rod shape with a slender body, no roof, and open front and rear wheels. There are also exposed suspension components at the front end. The exterior incorporates a number of modern elements, including an LED light bar stretching the width of the rear and a pair of thin wing mirrors. A set of eye-catching red five-spoke wheels complete the exterior look.

As for the interior, it looks like an amazing place to sit. For starters, there are two thin bucket seats with bright red seats. You may also notice a floating digital instrument cluster directly in front of the two-spoke steering wheel. The car also includes a small infotainment screen in the center of the dashboard.

There isn’t any mention of the electric powertrain driving the car but we can’t imagine it weighs very much meaning it would likely feel quite brisk no matter how much power it has.

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  • Six Thousand Times

    Yeah, concur.


    This style of Hot Rod should always feature internal combustion engines. Go climb a rock!

  • Six Thousand Times

    The original hot rod engine was thee 4 banger out of the Model A. Then the Flathead V8, then the Oldsmobile or Chrysler OHV V8s. Ford did the Y-block. After that, Chevy gave us the Small-block. Finally the ’60s happened and everyone was over 400 cubes. Rodders used what they found. Rodders will find electric power and go fast with it.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Cars in the thirties looked like this. Legroom was OK. Plus this thing doesn’t have a big iron lump up front.

  • Ary Wisesa

    Is that the reincarnation of Chrysler Prowler?

  • Ary Wisesa
    • Eagle By Singer

      Wasn’t it the Plymouth Prowler? Or am I missing something?

      • Ary Wisesa

        Yes, you’re right. Originally it’s called Plymouth Prowler and later they rename it to Chrysler Prowler. 🙂

        • Eagle By Singer

          Ah, alright. I thought it was just the Plymouth Prowler until the demise of Plymouth

    • Bash

      Absolutely, this could be the new age Prowler or something.

  • Bash

    Yeah, the one that pretends it has a heritage or history. I like the hood lines and the grille treatment though.

  • Bash


  • Maricaibo

    The future is electric.

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