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Just 499 examples of the modernised classic muscle car will be produced, priced from £300,000
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5 July 2019

A new electric Ford Mustang from London start-up Charge Automotive has made its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

The company will produce 499 battery-powered examples of the iconic muscle car, using officially licensed 1960s-style bodyshells. Prices will start at £300,000.

Fitted with a 64kWh battery pack and electric motors producing 469bhp, the limited-edition model is said to be significantly faster than the V8-powered Mk1 Mustang upon which it's based.

Charge Automotive claims a top speed of 149mph and 0-60mph time of 4.0sec from its creation, with torque output rated at 885lb ft. 

The electric Mustang’s part-time four-wheel drive powertrain is supplied by EV technology company Arrival. It's claimed to have a range of 200 miles and is capable of 50kW DC charging.

Further details about the model remain scarce, but a personalised digital interface is said to feature as part of a ‘high-end’ interior. 

Reservations are open now, with first deliveries expected in September. 

Charge Automotive is the latest firm to add to the growing number of zero-emissions classic cars. California-based Zero Labs recently revealed a retro-inspired electric Ford Bronco, while mainstream manufacturers Aston Martin and Jaguar have begun producing converted versions of their iconic DB6 Volante and E-Type sports cars. 

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jonboy4969 5 July 2019

Are they seriously, going to

Are they seriously, going to destroy 499 original MK I Mustangs, to make into these massively over priced things then they should be stopped, if virtually all other companies can make electric cars for a third of the price then they can too, especially as the car is already made, no design or build from scratch costs.

gas gas panic 5 July 2019

Did you actually read the article?

Licensed body shells.....

Aussierob 21 June 2019

So. Unanimous then?

Oh no. I confidently predict that in 30 years time this concept or versions of it will be the only socially acceptable way to drive a Mustang, or any other previously combustion powered vehicle.

Possibly 20.

This was foreseen in “Back to the future” with Doc Brown’s DeLorean that had been converted to a cleaner power source.

There is a tsunami coming, both metaphorically and literally, from climate change. You can continue to deny it: that’s fine and your prerogative. But that won’t stop it happening. 

Robbo

 

 

Ubberfrancis44 5 July 2019

Aussierob wrote:

Aussierob wrote:

Oh no. I confidently predict that in 30 years time this concept or versions of it will be the only socially acceptable way to drive a Mustang, or any other previously combustion powered vehicle.

Possibly 20.

This was foreseen in “Back to the future” with Doc Brown’s DeLorean that had been converted to a cleaner power source.

There is a tsunami coming, both metaphorically and literally, from climate change. You can continue to deny it: that’s fine and your prerogative. But that won’t stop it happening. 

Robbo

 

 

Well then, I can predict for sure that in 30 years time those classic Mustangs will be running their sweet V8's still with something else that does not has its origin bellow the earth surface. Want to bet?!

eseaton 21 June 2019

A beautiful car, made to look

A beautiful car, made to look horrible, sound horrible, cost horrible and consume great resorces in its construction/vandalism.