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Mustang To Go Full Electric in 2028

Ford: ” Mustang To Go Full Electric in 2028″

The Next Mustang Will Be Electric

A Ford Mustang hybrid originally planned for an upcoming redesign has been canceled as Ford moves to make the entire Mustang lineup electric within the next five years, Autoweek reported Wednesday.

So if the Mustang is to go full electric in 2028, what happens to the Mach -E? The Ford Mustang Hybrid was originally announced in 2017 and was slated to debut in 2020 on the current-generation Mustang platform. That obviously didn’t happen, but the Mustang Hybrid was thought to be one aspect of a redesigned Mustang debuting next month at the 2022 Detroit auto show, and slated to go on sale as a 2024 model

But the hybrid version has been nixed, with Ford instead planning an all-electric Mustang based on the Mustang Mach-E platform debuting in 2028 (likely as a 2029 model) as a replacement for remaining internal-combustion Mustang models, according to the report.

It’s a different approach than Dodge appears to be following—retiring its Charger and Challenger completely, to be replaced by an EV muscle car. The redesigned gasoline Mustang is scheduled to enter production in 2023 for the 2024 model year—just as Challenger and Charger production is winding down.

The Next Mustang Will Be Electric

Ford has the advantage of not having the urgency to replace an aged platform like Dodge, but this report still points to a relatively short lifespan for the next-generation Mustang gasoline models, and seemingly some wasted effort on the Mustang Hybrid as Ford quickly shifts to the same all-electric footing as Dodge. Would having a hybrid Mustang and an electric one in the lineup at the same time muddle the message?

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Of course, every manufacturer of muscle cars must comply with the mandates and so many manufacturers are mostly producing nothing but trucks or SUVS, there aren’t many entry-level sedans or coupes that can be reimagined as electric cars which conceivably, could allow manufacturers to continue to produce muscle cars, even if only in limited quantities just like they did to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy requirements.

Even when 2035 rolls around, gasoline-powered Mustangs and other muscle cars will live on far after.  Just like 1960s Mustangs and Camaros still roam the street today, the current crop of muscle cars will live for several more decades, preserved by muscle car collectors of today. So when the Mustang goes full electric, it won’t happen overnight.

However, you’ll still see 2021 Mustangs roaming the streets in 2071 because, among the Mustangs that are on the streets today,  there will be collectors will have faithfully preserved some of the special models. The great cars will always be classics.




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