No, we aren’t talking about a new color. “Electric Blue” isn’t likely coming to a new Mustang. However, an electric motor might be.
According to AutoGuide.com, not only is an electrically powered Mustang a possibility, but one source even confirmed that a prototype already exists. While this might not please die-hard Mustang fans, it isn’t really unbelievable. Many manufacturers, even some of sports cars, are already creating electric versions of their models, including Audi’s E-Tron and BMW’s i-Series. In fact, Tesla even has a all-electric sports car.
It’s worth mentioning that there would be some benefits to an electric Mustang. Since it’s a muscle car, the electric engine will likely be pretty powerful and offer strong acceleration. It likely wouldn’t need a transmission to obtain good power and top speed, either. Electric cars are also more efficient, which means no need for fuel, but also very little regular maintenance, as owners generally only need tire rotations and additional windshield washer fluid periodically. An electric engine also uses few parts, so there’s much less likelihood of breakdowns. Finally, since some Mustangs aren’t daily drivers, a several hour charge and 100 mile range might not be an issue for lots of drivers.
Just like regular electric cars like the Nissan Leaf, it won’t be for everyone, but an electrically powered Mustang might find a niche, since it should be able to go fast, accelerate fast, and go moderately far on only a few hour charge.
So, what do you think? Would the benefits encourage you buy an all-electric Mustang, or would an electric motor just spoil our beloved pony car?