Ford Says Electric is One Option Under Consideration for Redesigned Mustang

DEC 9 2013 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 24

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

Ford says that upcoming fuel economy regulations may force it to soon consider adding more efficient “engine” options to the recently unveiled sixth-generation Mustang.

2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang was unveiled to the world last week, but it may not be fuel-efficient enough to continue on without some electrification somewhere in the lineup.

The 2015 Mustang is offered with a 2.3-liter four cylinder, a 3.7-liter V6 and a 5.0-liter V8, but future Mustangs could get electrified.

Speaking to GoAuto, Ford’s global powertrain boss Bob Fascetti stated the following:

“We’re not looking at diesel at the moment, but given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all our options.”

“And diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric.”

So, electric is one possible future option.Β  Though knowing Ford, we’d say that if it’s a choice between pure electric and plug-in hybrid, the automaker will go the PHEV route.

Source: Go Auto (hat tip to Alan)

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24 Comments on "Ford Says Electric is One Option Under Consideration for Redesigned Mustang"

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Anon

Man, Ford really messed up the looks of their iconic Mustang with this restyling… Looks like a Fastback and a Fusion Sedan had a baby. Gah.

John Hansen

It’s instantly recognizable as a Mustang, while making no apologies for being completely modern. What’s not to like?

Anon

Sticking a chrome pony in the grill, does not a Mustang make… MBenz posted “Fusion Coupe”, and I agree. Not a Stang.

David Murray

Hmm. Let me guess. Will it be called a “Mustang Energi?”

Mercedes-Benz

Ford Fusion Coupe Energi

kdawg

I wonder if Dodge is considering electrifying the Charger. πŸ™‚

Not sure what Ford could call an electric Mustang. It depends on what they do. If they just give it a battery pack and a traction motor to assist the gas engine to give it quicker 0-60 time, it’s more of a boosting function. So instead of Ecoboost, they could call it EV-boost.

“Ford Mustang – with EV-boost”

Foo

That would be confusing to plug your Charger into your charger. Hu’s on first?

Electric Car Insider

I like the styling of the 2015 Mustang. Lets hope that Ford follows up the success of the Fusion Energi with a Mustang Energi. I can’t imagine a diesel Mustang being a hot seller, or contributing anything to Ford’s prestige.

Josh Bryant

Mustang Energi sounds like something that would fit Ford MO, but I would hate to see what the trunk space would look like on that πŸ˜‰

Alan Campbell

Plug-in hybrid seems the way to go with the new beautiful 2015 global Mustang. The benefit of all the power of the Mustang sports car on the open road, while being able to go electric in the cities with strict emissions restrictions. Or use that instant electric torque to get off the line.

Then again a 200 EV mile range with a tiny range extender for an addition 100 miles would work too. But guessing Ford will save that for the Lincoln sports coupe/convertible based on the new Mustang platform.

Kosh

Bring on the range anxiety jokes again then…. FORD = Found On Road Dead !!!!!

Dan Gallagher

My son would LOVE an electric Mustang … he’ll be driving in 2018 (at the earliest). You can do it Ford!

Rick

Mustang E … Now that’s an electric car I would buy.

kdawg

Maybe they will license the drive train from Tesla and call it a Musktang.

(that was bad)

Schmeltz

You’re on a roll today KDawg! Keep’em coming.

Rick

kdawg, that made me laugh. Thanks!

Anon

You know, if you put a Tesla Nose Cone over that gaping grill hole, I’d like it much better… πŸ˜‰

Spec9

Make a convertible.

Spec9

Well auto-makers would be foolish to not at least consider electric option for ALL their upcoming models. Car model designs can last for more than a decade so it would be crazy to not at least have some sort of plan on how to create electric versions when demand increases (as it inevitably will).

Future Tesla Driver

Ford – Please just don’t put any batteries in the trunk!!

Make it available in both hybrid and fully electric models (min. 150 mile range) as well.

For 2016 MY!!

Loboc

Considering the EV issues Ford has had, more is not good.

Vin

Beautiful!

Keep it simple and bring it to market ASAP, Ford… 80 to 100 mile range BEV is fine, let the whiners buy a Tesla. Top speed of about 130mph in “track” mode. No need for a freakin’ trunk, the back seat alone should hold more cargo than a Miata or Corvette. Anyone who whines about trunk space really shouldn’t be looking at a sports car anyway. Keep it under $40K, and offer go-faster upgrades at the parts counter.

Mark C

I could live with a Mustang as an EV, just as long as the EPA range estimate is at least 100 miles. That’s my personal minimum range requirement, since winter weather loses 20 – 25% range and I don’t want to discharge too deeply every day and shorten the battery life.

Susan

I want an EV sports car. I agree with a combination of all of the above. An EV Convertible A MUST! Increase the range to over 100 miles so you can use the AC or the heat without concern! Promise no SSN issues and provide better customer service (my comment) and dealer training. Lastly list dealer charging stations!