Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover has officially been confirmed to have a range of 370 miles.
We continue to call the upcoming electric crossover from Ford “Mustang-inspired” because we still don’t have an official name. We were going to call it the Mach 1 as that’s what Ford initially called their sporty performance EV, but then there was an uproar from Mustang fans that kiboshed the idea pretty quick.
So instead, we just keep calling it “Mustang-inspired.” Pretty soon Ford will just bite the bullet and call it the iMustang.
We don’t know much about the iMustang since Ford has been pretty stingy on the details, but we do know one thing now at least: it’ll have a range of 370 miles.
At Ford’s “Go Electric” event in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ford execs tried very hard to convince skeptical Europeans who are increasingly going electric that Ford is also a green company. To do that, they touted out all their hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, including the new Ford Kuga (or as we call it, the Ford Escape) with its mild-hybrid, medium-hybrid, and extra-spicy PHEV powertrains.
And since Tesla is a big deal, Ford couldn’t help but blurt out a few details on the iMustang before stopping themselves and winking at the audience.
What few details they revealed were that the iMustang would have a 600 km range (370 miles) and have fast-charging capability. It’ll also arrive in 2020, just in time to take on the Tesla Model Y.
The iMustang will certainly beat the Model Y for range, however, we’re not too sure if the iMustang will beat the Model Y in price and performance. Previously, Ford execs said they’d focus more on performance than range for their first true electric vehicle, but with a range of 370 miles, we’re not too sure if that’s true.
For those unwilling to wait to 2020, Ford’s new Kuga/Escape is their only available plug-in hybrid crossover. It’ll have an all-electric range of 31 miles thanks to a 14.4 kWh battery pack, and you can even buy one in the United States for a change. How’s that for going green?