Back in June of 2019, a UK-based company called Charge Cars revealed a pretty interesting concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – a 1967 Ford Mustang EV built using officially licensed body shells. A few months later, the company revealed more details about this electrified classic, and added former McLaren exec Mark Roberts to its staff as well. Charge’s all-electric 1967 Ford Mustang was officially revealed in production form in March 2022, and now, the company has announced that it has gained a license from FoMoCo that will enable it to legally build new shells and body panels for that particular model.
This is significant as it means that Charge will be able to create its own 1967 Ford Mustang parts from scratch rather than having to buy them from a third party. In terms of looks, Charge’s Mustang EV certainly retains much of the original charm present in the classic pony car, but has been modernized a bit with a closed-off front grille, LED headlights, flush-mounted door handles, Charge badging, and unique wheels, which enhance the vintage fastback design with a bit of a Shelby look to it.
The interior, on the other hand, is a completely different animal, as it looks nothing like a 1960s Mustang or anything from that vintage, really. Instead, the modern cabin touts a large infotainment screen, a digital instrument cluster, a push-button shifter, a three-spoke steering wheel, and heavily bolstered seats, along with the familiar black “double hump” dash that’s become a Mustang tradition.
The bigger news, of course, is what powers this futuristic ride, and that’s two electric motors driving all four wheels that provide a combined 536 horsepower and 1,106 pound-feet of torque, feeding off a 64 kWh battery pack. Charge says that the electric pony car will do 0-60 in around 3.9 seconds, can achieve 200 miles on a single charge, and it’s also 50 kW DC fast charging capable. However, Charge is only planning on building 499 total units, with a steep starting price of £350,000 (around $460k USD).
“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.”