‘Charge’ Shows their $458K – 544 hp Electric ’67 Ford Mustang Fastback

‘Charge’ Shows their $458K – 544 hp Electric ’67 Ford Mustang Fastback

Charge unveiled the electric Mustang more than three years ago, but it’s back in the news as the company introduced a production Target model.

Described as an “entirely new, handcrafted design icon,” it is a futuristic car on the 1967 Mustang fastback. It uses an officially licensed wrap to “preserve the classic styling and look” of the pony car, but there are a few recent updates including a fully enclosed grille surrounded by headlights. Front LED. The model also has flush-mounted door handles, unique wheels, and Charge logos.

Bigger changes happen in the cabin because it doesn’t look a bit like a classic muscle car. Instead, drivers will find a digital instrument cluster and a large infotainment system with portrait orientation.

They are joined by a streamlined steering wheel, push-button paddle shifter, and massively bolstered sports seats. While details are not available, creative director Mark Roberts said the company will encourage customers to customize their cars “to express their creativity and personality.”

Charge didn’t go into many details, but the car features a 64 kWh battery pack that apparently powers a two-motor all-wheel drive system developing a combined power of 536 hp (400 kW/544 hp) and 1,106 pound-feet (1,500 kW) of torque. This enables the Mustang to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds and travel around 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge.

A number of powertrain components are obtained from access, but it is worth noting that the model only has a fast charging capacity of 50 kW DC. That’s pretty low, but thankfully, the range has greatly increased from the original estimate of 124 miles (200 km).

Production will be limited to 499 units, with pricing starting at £350,000 ($458.277 / €420,744). Charge is currently accepting reservations, but it’s still unclear when the model will launch. We’ll point out, however, that the car was originally slated to arrive in 2019 for $262,040 (£200,000 / €240,408).

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