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Did The Brits Just Nail The All-Electric Mustang?

The Charge Mustang is an all-electric resto-mod of one of the most iconic muscle cars of all time

Charge Cars’ all-electric Mustang resto-mod is finally here, with 544 horses and a range of 200 miles. It is a futuristic take on the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The car has an officially licensed body that helps it retain the iconic design and style of the American Muscle Car, but with a modern twist.

Overview

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Electric resto-mods have become increasingly popular. A particularly distinctive example comes from British startup Charge Cars, based in London. Their engineers have previously worked on projects for McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, and even Formula 1 teams. Now, proposing an electric version of a 60s icon like the Mustang is considered a sacrilege by many, and people still haven’t gotten around to the fact that the Mustang name has been given to a crossover, aka the Mach-E.

Anyway, three years after Charge’s first presentation, the automaker has now unveiled a production version of its all-electric 67 Mustang.

Exterior is a proper throwback to the 60s

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Charge Car’s are a resto-mod startup based out of London in the U.K and this is their all-electric take on the iconic ’67 Mustang fastback

The whole idea of a resto-mod is to retain the lines of the original, and I think Charge has certainly succeeded on that front. Aesthetically, the look is near identical to the old car.

The automaker brags about paying close attention to detail, as the assembly is done entirely by hand, with certified bodywork provided directly by Ford Tooling.
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The headlights, which now use LED technology, are among the obvious changes. Given the absence of a combustion engine, the closed grille now stands out with the ’Charge Cars’ emblem in place of the classic Mustang logo. The door handles sit flush against the bodywork modern LED taillights have been added, and modern blacked-out aerodynamic along with a modern set of LED-tail lamps finish off the rear end.

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A modern interior

The cockpit, on the other hand, has been updated to make it considerably more modern. In fact, we see digital gauges and an infotainment system with a vertical screen similar to the one found on the Mustang Mach-E.

Charge has thus managed to beautifully mix the inspiration of an older sports car with a concentration on comfort and current surrounds and ergonomics, at least on the surface.

The cockpit looks quite comfortable and sophisticated, with a next-generation infotainment system that incorporates a new digital interface, semi-bucket seats, camel leather upholstery, and a retro-style steering wheel. This being an EV, you obviously won’t find a shifter in here.

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The center is dominated by a large vertically infotainment similar to what you’d find in a Mach-E

Performance

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The range is rated at 200 miles from the 64 kWh battery pack, which is capable of fast charging at 50 kW

With a body as gorgeous as the ’67, this all-electric Mustang deserves proper numbers and thankfully, Charge has complied. This all-electric pony car has some proper punch as its twin-electric motors send 536 horsepower and 1106 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels. Charge has worked with Arrival in developing the powertrain, who are industry leaders in the EV space.

Specifications
0-62 mph 3.9 seconds
Peak power 536 HP
Motor torque 1106 lb-ft
Drive  AWD
Battery capacity 64kWh
DC charging 50kW
Range 200 miles

The end result is rather remarkable, as per what has been stated, the performance is comparable to that of a true sports car. 0-62 mph is done away in just 3.9 seconds. The battery has a capacity of 64 kWh and can provide a range of up to 200 miles on a single charge. The accumulator offers DC charging with a maximum power of 50 kW.

To Wrap It Up


Now, I’m sure that for most muscle car fans, myself included, nothing other than a V-8 will do on a car as iconic as a Mustang. But, ask yourself, given the choice, would you rather have this Charge Resto-Mod Mustang or an EV crossover?

Reviving old names can be a tricky business for automakers. While Ford may have got it wrong with the Mach-E, they got it so right with the Bronco. Chevy will soon revive the Blazer as an EV in SS guise. Not sure how that’s going to go down with the fans. Finally, that leaves me with Dodge, who might very well become the very first automaker to give us a legit all-electric pony car.

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The Charge Mustang is limited to just 499 examples and is priced at $457,000 a pop. Swipe up to find out more about this all-electric pony car.

Coming back to this particular resto-mod, if you dig it, Charge’s all-electric Mustang is limited to 499 examples, with each costing £350,000 or $457,000 which is apparently double the original’s estimate cost.

Khris Bharath
Khris Bharath
Khris is a classic car aficionado and adores his Jags and Alfas, although he keeps tabs on everything from super exotics like an old EB 110 to the latest from Lucid. Formula One is very close to his heart, and he diligently makes time to tune in for the Grand Prix on Sundays. Khris also loves his road trips and he prefers stick shift over an Auto any day.  Read full bio
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