Electric Ford Mustang With 536 HP Coming To Goodwood Festival Of Speed

Sleek all-electric Mustang with Tesla-inspired interior to debut in Goodwood
Charge electric Mustang(Credit: Charge Automotive)

The start-up company will produce 499 battery-powered examples of the iconic muscle car, using officially licensed 1960s-style bodyshells. Prices will start at £300,000.

A large tablet-like infotainment screen and rounded digital instrument display provide a modern driver interface
Inside the Charge Mustang(Credit: Charge Automotive)

London’s Charge Automotive is preparing to emerge from the smoke and shadows with an impressive sports car that’s sure to terrify small children, even without a V8 rumbling under its hood scoop. The blacked-out, 1967-style Mustang fastback features a 536-hp (400-kW) electric powertrain spinning all four wheels for up to 200 miles (322 km). The prototype will make its debut at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Charge electric Mustang prepares for its big debut(Credit: Charge Automotive)

No matter how many times we’ve seen it on the likes of the Renovo Shelby and Jaguar E-Zero, there’s just something tantalizing about vintage car styling melding with cutting-edge electric powertrain technology. And Charge seems to agree.

Inside the Charge Mustang(Credit: Charge Automotive)

“We redefine great classic cars with advanced electric technology while preserving their iconic design,” the automaker lays out on it website. “We believe in an emission-free future while giving ultimate performance to epic auto legends.”

Charge sources officially licensed shells before modernizing them into electric sports coupes(Credit: Charge Automotive)

Charge starts off with an officially licensed Mustang shell before adding in some updates to make it look every bit as mean as the 5,530 lb-ft (7,498 Nm) of torque at the wheels. It stacks up a massive two-level grille, drops in some modern lighting, and drenches every curve and crease in a silky black suit fit for a hitman.

Charge styles its Mustang quite simply but effectively, giving it a look reminiscent of a high-end suit or tux(Credit: Charge Automotive)

It’s a looker to be sure, but the real innovation comes below the updated retro lines. Charge has swapped in an electric motor at each wheel, a quarter that sends the car from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a hair under four seconds before powering onward to a top speed of 149 mph (240 km/h). The 64-kWh battery pack delivers up to 200 miles (322 km) of driving between charges.

No seats in back, Charge adds in a more practical storage deck(Credit: Charge Automotive)

Inside, Charge brings the classic Mustang into the modern era with a tuxedo-like black-and-white motif, glossy carbon trim and a fully digital interface with oval instrument screen and tablet-style center display. A luggage deck replaces the cramped seats in back.

The Charge Mustang definitely looks ready to rip(Credit: Charge Automotive)

Charge has created a slick car, but £300,000+ (approx. US$382,250) worth of slick? We’re not so sure. But it’s betting that up to 499 customers will be, capping production of the limited edition e-muscle car just under 500 cars.

Charge will debut the prototype at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed(Credit: Charge Automotive)

Charge will hold the world premiere of its electric Mustang prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which gets underway on Thursday, July 4. Visitors will find it in the Michelin Supercar Paddock. Customer deliveries will begin in September.

We’ll bring you more details once Charge releases them unto the masses.

Source: Charge Automotive

Charge gives the classic Mustang 536 hp of electric muscle(Credit: Charge Automotive)
Charge updates the look, particularly up front(Credit: Charge Automotive)
The Charge Mustang can sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.99 seconds(Credit: Charge Automotive)
Top speed: 149 mph(Credit: Charge Automotive)
Charge has partnered with Arrival on electric components for its Mustang(Credit: Charge Automotive)
Charge electric Mustang(Credit: Charge Automotive)