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Electric Mustang by Charge aims to stir emotions

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The all-electric Mustang we have today is, well, not really a ‘Mustang’ according to purists and enthusiasts. But for Ford’s marketing team, well, it is just a brand name, just like you see a ‘Turbo’ badge on the rump of a Porsche Taycan. But what if someone were to build a “real” Electric Mustang? Will the purists then accept the change? London-based Charge Cars thinks so.

So, what are we seeing here? Well, the Electric Mustang by Charge, according to the company, is “not a restored, electrified classic car; it’s a brand new Electric Mustang”. I guess what they are trying to say is that this is not a restomod but more of a replica, if you will. Charge claims to have obtained the license to use the original, 1960s Mustang Fastback design. The company has teamed up with another UK-based EV start-up Arrival to source EV components for this Electric Mustang.

Inside, you get modern bits such as a digital driver display and a large, portrait-style central touchscreen, of course. The steering wheel has a combination of physical and touchy controls.

As for the juicy bits, there are two electric motors forming an AWD, offering combined figures of 400 kW (544 metric hp) and 1,500 Nm (1,106 lb-ft). Charge claims a 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) sprint time of 3.9 seconds. A 64 kWh battery pack is claimed to offer a range of up to 200 miles (322 km). The battery pack can be DC fast-charged with up to 50 kW.

Impressed? Well then, if you have £350,000, Charge will happily allocate you one of 499 units.

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