You Can Buy a Fully Electric Mustang, But It’s Not Made by Ford
Charge Automotive is only releasing 499 of its Mustang EVs
We don’t know all the details about the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500, but we do know it’ll be “the most powerful street-legal Ford ever,” packing 760 horsepower, 625 lb.-ft. of torque and a mid-3.0 second 0-60 MPH time. But do the brute force and devilish good looks leave you feeling empty inside? Are you looking for more than just another supercharged V8?
You’re in luck, there’s another new Mustang coming this fall, but unlike the Shelby, we already know the price, and it’s available to order. Oh, and it’s not made by Ford.
We’re talking about Charge Automotive’s electric 1960s Mustang. We caught wind of the London-based company’s limited production car back in November, but we haven’t been holding our breath as EV announcements are plentiful and satisfying builds are rare. Now, Charge is putting its money where its Mustang is; according to CNET, the car will make its official debut at July’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Not only that, but the car is now available to reserve via Charge’s website with shipments planned to begin this September.
Let’s be clear, this is not the Mustang-based electric crossover Ford is currently working on. The body is a legitimate retro Mustang officially licensed by Ford (though Charge isn’t affiliated in any way with the company), and underneath you’ll find a 64 kWh battery pack and an electric motor at each wheel from a company called Arrival.
That kind of EV muscle will reportedly unleash a 0-60 MPH time of 3.99 seconds, 350 kW of peak power (about 469 horsepower), and 1200 Nm of motor torque (about 885 lb.-ft.). Yes, that’s more torque than the new Shelby Mustang.
Interested? You can reserve one of only 499 that will be made for a fully refundable deposit of £5,000 (about $6,370), which is chump change compared to the starting price of £300,000 (or $382,211). At that price, we’d recommend waiting until after Goodwood to reserve one so you can get a full third-party report on the car.
Until then, watch the promo video Charge released a month ago (preferably on mute):