Meet the Charge Electric Mustang. This is the first all-wheel drive, all electric Ford Mustang based on the 1968 Mustang Fastback.
Charge Automotive is based in London. Their team has extensive experience developing high end performance and luxury vehicles from some of the top brands in automotive and even F1 Racing Teams. They look to redefine classic cars with advanced electric technology while maintaining the iconic image of the vehicle. It’s almost a tech-heavy resto-mod approach with all brand new parts.
While I’m not 100% sure, I believe Charge has partnered or at least used Dynacorn as a vendor. They mention the use of officially licensed shells. Dynacorn is company who has purchased the rights to reproduce certain classic bodies including the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback. For more information on Charge, be sure to visit their website.
For over 15 years now, Dynacorn has been producing all-steel, reproduction, licensed bodies for vintage muscle cars, while using todays’ modern technology. If you’re not tied to 100% original, these reproduction bodies are certainly something to consider. This could save a lot of time having to re-work rusted and/or damaged body panels.
Especially after the latest re-make of the movie Gone in 60 Seconds starring Nicolas Cage in 2000, the price of Mustang Fastbacks has skyrocketed thanks to the octane powered star of the movie, “Eleanor”. When you factor in the initial purchase price of one of these vintage Mustang’s, the sweat labor, time, and materials, you might find yourself much further behind in your pocket book than if you went with a brand new, reproduction body.
Very Limited Run of the Charge Electric Mustang
Charge is taking reservations for the vehicle, it will be limited to a run of just 499 vehicles. Built from the ground up with a new shell and components throughout, these are considered brand new 1960’s Mustangs.
As a low-production vehicle with high-end parts and technology, this vehicle isn’t cheap! The Charge Electric Mustang has a starting price of £300,000 which in today’s market is around $325,000 USD.
There’s no mention of production dates, so it will be interesting to see if Charge can go into production. They may very well need to hit a certain number of reservations before they can go into production. One thing is for sure, they’ve built a very intriguing vehicle! Originally posted in October 2018, the video above does provide a bit of a timeline. Time will tell, but I’d certainly like to see more of these vehicles pop-up. However, very low production numbers though.