Ford Mustang goes all-electric in 2028January 21, 2021
In a few years, fans of the Ford Mustang can forever say goodbye to the “muscle car formula” created several decades ago.
This news is quite expected, although it is not official yet. However, it should be noted that the source is reliable. According to Autoline Daily, citing data from AutoForecast Solutions, the all-electric Ford Mustang is set to arrive as a 2028 model, so it will follow in the footsteps of the all-new 2021 Mustang Mach-E.
This is significant for a number of reasons, the key one being that it will end the “muscle car formula” that has been around for decades. Once Ford decides on an electric car, it’s fair to assume that Chevrolet and Dodge will follow suit. The report also states that the current sixth-generation Mustang will continue to be produced for the next seven years.
And to be clear, the next generation Mustang is expected to ditch combustion engines entirely. The full 7 years leading up to the Mustang EV gives Ford plenty of time to learn valuable lessons from the Mach-E and apply them to its legendary sports car. Production will continue at the Flat Rock Assembly in Detroit, where the current Mustang is being built. If all goes according to plan, the all-electric Mustang will begin production in December 2028.
As for the plans for the generation of the S650 Mustang, which is expected to debut in 2022 or 2023, the report does not mention this, but, according to information previously published by foreign publications, the S650 will work for 8 years. If so, then it is against the all-electric Mustang’s launch schedule.
Oddly enough, no spy photos of the S650 Mustang have been posted online yet, which is unusual for any new car that debuts in the near future. This does not mean that the S650 generation is completely ruled out, rather it will be just a major update to the current Mustang launched in 2013. Basically, it could serve as a stopgap until the end of 2028, when an all-electric Mustang is ready.
Like General Motors and other major automakers, Ford is committed to the electric car of the future. With some countries and states in the United States sharply announcing plans to ban the sale of new vehicles with combustion engines, it makes sense for Ford to take the lead with its most famous plaque.
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