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Ford grants licence for Charge Cars to use 1967 Mustang Fastback ‘trade dress’

Multi-year agreement announced for handbuilt ’67: a 536bhp fully electric classic

Published: 23 Oct 2023

A UK company has been given an official licence from Ford for use of the ‘trade dress’ associated with the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback.

It means Charge Cars – a tech company headquartered near Heathrow airport – can build shells and panels for its ’67 entirely in-house, rather than buying shells from a third-party licensee.

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The ‘67 don’t forget, is a zero emission, fully electric muscle car marrying those now-officially-licensed classic lines to a quad-motor setup able to produce totals of 536bhp and 1,106lb ft. Quite enough, you’ll agree.

The EV also features bespoke suspension, lightweight carbon fibre componentry and modern assistance in the form of ABS and traction control, the latter no doubt handy when you consider those heady power totals.

There’s torque vectoring on board too, while the batteries are mounted ‘mid-wheelbase’ for a better centre of gravity, Charge Cars promising “the highest standards in safety and vehicle dynamics”.

“We are thrilled to combine the luxury EV car expertise of Charge Cars with the heritage and engineering eminence of Ford to recreate an uncompromising, zero-emissions, classic icon,” said Charge CEO and co-founder Vadim Shagaleev. “We believe the ’67 is a whole new class of EV.”

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As we’ve noted before, each car will be heavily customisable in the fields of colours, materials and details. Speaking of details, projected range for the ’67 stands at around 200 miles, and Charge Cars is only building 499 versions… with each one starting at £350,000.

Big price, but then this licence is a big deal for a small company with big ambitions. We drove an early prototype a few years ago, so click here to see what we found

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