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Does anyone know if Ford is going to be making an electric Mustang to go alongside the Mach E? Or are they just making the Mach E?

I remember seeing articles about an electric Mustang last year but I haven't seen much since. I think it would be an bold thing for Ford to do so they can show everyone how much they're committed to EVs.
 

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I don't think they're making a fully electric Mustang yet. But they are making a hybrid Mustang that's set to come out next year. It's going to be built at the Flat Rock Plant in Michigan.

Ford will bring to market a hybrid version of its Mustang pony car in 2020, as a 2021 model, a company executive recently confirmed in an interview with the Detroit Bureau.

The gas-electric muscle car will offer “V-8 levels of power and even more torque,” as well, of course, the best fuel economy Mustang has ever seen, Corey Holter, Ford’s group marketing manager, told the publication.

“Mustang will continue to evolve and strike the right balance between heritage and being contemporary and fitting into today’s society,” he added.
There are some spy photos of it as well.
 

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I don't think they're making a fully electric Mustang yet. But they are making a hybrid Mustang that's set to come out next year. It's going to be built at the Flat Rock Plant in Michigan.



There are some spy photos of it as well.
Hmm now that's interesting, if the Mustang hybrid is going to offer "V-8 levels of power and even more torque," I guess that means that they're only going to use the V6? Or do you think they'll have a V8 version as well?
 

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Hmm now that's interesting, if the Mustang hybrid is going to offer "V-8 levels of power and even more torque," I guess that means that they're only going to use the V6? Or do you think they'll have a V8 version as well?
For the hybrid I think it's safe to assume that it will use a V6 ocmbined with an electric motor to deliver that "V8 level of power."
 

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It looks like an electric Mustang coupe is coming, it's just a matter of when. After that Lithium Mustang, I'm excited to see what they come up with next.

According to Ron Heiser, chief engineer behind the new Mustang Mach-E utility, a non-SUV Mustang with battery power is an inevitability.

“I think if you look out in the future — who knows what timeframe that is — the market is eventually going to roll over to EVs,” Heiser told Australia’s Motoring.

The next-generation Mustang is rumoured to sit atop a modified Explorer SUV chassis, which will set up the vehicle with a hybrid option for the first time.

While an electric Mustang is likely already in the works, it won’t share that same platform. Luckily, Ford already has a new EV-capable platform in the form of the Mach-E.

The Mustang Mach-E debuted riding on a modular platform set to underpin a few different electric vehicles of various sizes, with either front- or rear-wheel-drive. It’s likely a modified version of this platform will underpin the future electric pony.

The Mach-E took the name of the classic muscle car, but not all vehicles that ride on the platform will wear the Mustang badge.

“It doesn’t need to have a Mustang name on it, but we chose the first vehicle on this platform to be a Mustang,” said Heiser. “We don’t give them names any more,” he laughed.

The Mach-E is not based on Volkswagen’s MEB EV platform, but Ford will use that platform for two new Ford models for Europe.
 
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