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Charge Automotive’s electric Mustang to debut at Goodwood

By Daniel Wong, 24 Jun 2019 News

Charge Automotive electric Mustang debut Goodwood news

Classic-bodied volt-fed ‘Stangs to boast 350kW

London-based Charge Automotive has announced their intent to debut their all-electric first-generation Ford Mustang, known as the Charge Mustang, at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Based on officially licensed Ford Mustang shells and styled after the iconic “Eleanor” Shelby GT500 from the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds, the Charge Mustang is said to boast a peak power output of 350kW, 1200Nm of motor torque, and 7500Nm of wheel torque, all delivered through an all-wheel drive system.

On paper, the Charge Mustang is said to be capable of sprinting to 60mph (97km/h) in 4 seconds.

Feeding the charge will be a 64kWh battery pack, which Charge Automotive says would be enough to give the car a range of around 320km, and able to be recharged with a 50kW DC charging system.

On the inside, the Charge Mustang will sport a modernised interior with a ‘digital interface’, which allows drivers to adjust several key characteristics, including switching between all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive modes.

While details are scant on the engineering details that lie beneath the Charge Mustang’s body, such as the battery type and positioning, Charge Automotive claims that the car is designed by their own team of engineering talent that has worked in companies like Williams F1, McLaren Automotive, and Jaguar Land Rover, whereas its core components are sourced from a sister company, London-based electric vehicle maker Arrival.

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Charge Automotive plans to produce 499 examples of the Charge Mustang, each with a starting price tag of £300,000, and deliveries expected to start in September this year.

That being said, if proof of the pudding is in the tasting, the Charge Mustang’s “first tasting” will be at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place from 4th July to 7th July.