Someone’s built a fully electric original Ford Mustang
Posted: 15th of November 2018 by Platinum Auto
This isn’t an ‘ordinary’ Sixties Ford Mustang. But then, nothing is ‘ordinary’ in today’s world. No, this Sixties Ford Mustang is fully electric, capable of accelerating harder and faster than any production Ford Mustang has ever done.
London-based company Charge Automotive has announced its intention to build 499 of these fully electric classic Mustangs, with prices starting at £200,000. For that, you get the officially licensed Ford Mustang bodyshell and a world of modern-day electric force.
There’s a 64kWh battery pack allied to an electric motor (or maybe many electric motors – we don’t know) producing 300kW and 1,200Nm. In piston-engined terms, you’re looking at just over 400bhp and a whopping 885lb ft of torque.
That’s enough to propel this classic to 62mph in just 3.09secs. Which is really, really fast. Range is estimated at 124 miles, and Charge says each Mustang will be equipped with “state of the art components and a personalised digital interface”.
Credentials? Charge have worked with Arrival and Roborace, and its engineers have said to have contributed to projects for Williams F1, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover.
The plan is to start shipping the things to customers in September 2019, and the 499 allocation will be available in both coupe and convertible styles.