Britain is almost certainly the only country where Charge Cars could create its striking Electric Mustang, an electromod of the iconic 1967 Ford Mustang fastback.
In fact, calling it an electromod is a bit of an understatement, for the Electric Mustang is a forensic re-engineering, design-sharpening, luxuriating and electrification of the car made famous by the 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt.
In Charge guise, the muscle car features an extensively upgraded steel monocoque imported from the US; body panels and an interior fashioned from carbonfibre in the UK; a state-of-the art quad-motor battery-electric powertrain built in Britain; and completely new running gear and suspension, also British-designed and supplied.
The Electric Mustang has been developed to European Union small-series legislation, which has meant crash-testing and compliance with lighting and vision regulations.
“Everything we’ve done is always the best way. It has been expensive, but we’ve been very thorough,” says chief creative officer Mark Roberts.