By now, it seems inevitable that an all-electric Ford Mustang will be built one day. After all, as automakers continue to push to add EVs to their respective lineups, U.S. states and countries around the world continue to pledge to eliminate the sale of new ICE-powered vehicles by 2035. And since the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E has already become (technically) the first all-electric Ford Mustang, how much longer will it be before the pony car follows suit?
Now, a new rumor has emerged from Autoline stating that not only will the all-electric Ford Mustang enter production in December of 2028, but that it will also mark the end of the ICE-powered pony car altogether. That means the 2029 model year Mustang will be a purely electric product and will represent the next-gen model, replacing the current S550. Autoline also says it will be produced at the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant, where the current-gen Mustang is built.
While an all-electric Mustang seems inevitable, this report contradicts what we’ve been hearing for some time now. As we’ve previously reported, the 2023 Ford Mustang is expected to receive a complete overhaul and represent the seventh-generation of the iconic Mustang nameplate.
That model, expected to be called the S650, would enter production in 2022 and ride on the Ford CD6 platform that also underpins the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator, and will be available in a hybrid and/or all-wheel-drive configuration. As we reported last August, the new S650 Mustang is also expected to have an eight-year life cycle, which means it would run through the 2029 model year.
Thus, at this point, it’s unclear if this rumor might actually turn out to be true. We don’t doubt that an all-electric Mustang will arrive at some point in the foreseeable future – the only real question is when that might happen, and if it will truly mark the end of the ICE-powered pony car altogether.