What Emissions? This Electric Ford Mustang Does Burnouts!

As Ford prepares to launch 40 electrified vehicles over the next few years, including a hybrid variant of the Mustang and a Mustang-inspired electric crossover, a London-based company specialized in developing luxury and high-performance vehicles is now showing us the electric 1967 Ford Mustang it has been working on for the past year or so.

The team at Charge Automotive took a classic, 52-year old Mustang and replaced the entire gasoline-burning powertrain with a beast of an electric motor that generates 350 kilowatts (469 horsepower) and—get this—885 pound-feet of torque.

Backed by an available all-wheel drive system that can switch to rear-wheel drive at the touch of a button, that massive rush of electrons propels the electric Mustang from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.99 seconds exactly, the company claims. You would have to go with the new 760-horsepower 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 to enjoy quicker acceleration.

Photo: Charge Automotive

Energy comes from a 64-kWh battery that provides a range of approximately 320 kilometres on a full charge.

Of course, what makes this zero-emission Mustang (burnouts don’t count, do they?) even cooler is the combination of vintage muscle car looks with modern touches throughout. For example, the cockpit is equipped with a custom digital interface to control the electric powertrain and other vehicle functions, not to mention various creature comforts.

Photo: Charge Automotive

Now, this is where we have to tell you the good news and bad news. Charge Automotive is actually building this thing, with a production run set at 499 units. However, pricing starts at a whopping £300,000 before options. That’s the equivalent of $495,000 based on current exchange rates—nearly half a million! A fully refundable deposit of £5,000 ($8,240) is required.

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