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This £300k electric Mustang is going to Goodwood

150mph Ford Mustang EV from ‘Charge Cars’ to be shown next month

Published: 25 Jun 2019

Much is occurring at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which takes place in a couple of weeks’ time. One such thing is the debut of this – a fully-electric, first-gen Ford Mustang.

British company Charge Cars, which is in no way associated with Ford, is planning on building 499, using properly licenced, brand-new bodyshells and EV components from Arrival (the firm behind these adorable vans).

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A 64kWh battery supposedly gives 200 miles of range, while the 400kW and 1,200Nm motor (that’s 536bhp and 885lb ft) means 0-62mph takes under 4 seconds. The top speed is 150mph.

Prices start at £300,000 – that’s more than a Lamborghini Aventador – and you can reserve one now for a refundable £5,000 deposit.

Charge claims its engineers have worked for the likes of Williams F1, McLaren and Jaguar Land Rover, and that as well as Arrival, it works closely with Roborace and Michelin.

And that’s about all we know. Hopefully all will be revealed at Goodwood, where Charge’s Mustang will be shown alongside the likes of a more hardcore Ford GT, Ultima’s 1,200bhp RS and the cute little Honda e, among other things.

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In the meantime, what other classics would you like to see transformed into full-on EVs?

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