Automobiles The Charge Cars Electric Ford Mustang is the Gas Crisis Cure We All NeedYou can blow your life savings filling your tank. Or blow it on this coach-built EV Mustang. The choice is clear.
- Words Adam Fitzgerald
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The thought of handing over a classic American muscle car to a bunch of Brits just so they can rip out the guts and stuff it with an electric motor seems like pure blasphemy. But somehow the Charge Cars Ford Mustang is wrong in all the right ways. But this is no simple retrofit of a classic Ford Mustang. It’s much more than that.
Charge Cars is a British company based in London whose team has extensive experience in the development of luxury and high performance vehicles. While the Electric Mustang may look like some sort of EV retrofit, it’s actually an entirely new car. Charge Cars licensed the body of a 1967 Mustang from Ford for this design, though there is no official affiliation between brands for this project. Chief Creative Officer, Mark Roberts was a fan of the iconic Mustang design, but wanted to build something entirely unique under its skin. Working with technology partner Arrival, a British company working exclusively in the design and creation of EV vehicles, together they developed the ultra-lightweight body panels and EV tech used in the Mustang.
Charge Cars claim the Electric Mustang will have a 200-mile range with a 3.9-second 0-60 mph time and upwards of 1500 Nm of torque.
Boasting a 64kWh battery capacity with 400 kW peak power, Charge Cars claim the Electric Mustang will have a 200-mile range with a 3.9-second 0-60 mph time and upwards of 1500 Nm of torque. The advanced AiWD (All-independent Wheel Drive) system utilizes Arrivals intelligence technology to control each wheel independently for maximum control and performance. The interior is completely redesigned to “provide a modern high-end driving experience for connoisseurs of speed and technology.”
With gas prices surging, there’s no better time to justify the transition to electric power. And since we’re all about helping you make great decisions, a few extra (hundred-thousand) dollars of your hard-earned cash will reserve you one of only 499 of these coach-built silent beasts. Though Charge Cars announced this project three years ago, it appears they are finally ready to go into production. £350,000 ($450,000 USD) lets you customize your Mustang to your liking (with no one from Ford telling you they only come in black).
While the Charge Electric Mustang is a bit of a rolling paradox — somehow finding a way to piss off American combustion engine purists and Tesla drivers at the same time — we can’t help but love it. Hit the link below to reserve yours. Just think of all the gas money you’ll save and thank us later.Charge Cars Website