It seems as though every car manufacturer is jumping on-board with the electric motor revolution at the moment. We have seen electric supercars like the Aspark OWL along with affordable versions of our favorite classics, like the VW e-Golf. Now, it looks as though Mustang may be working on a hybrid car of their own.
It’s no secret that Mustangs are renowned for eating up fuel like it’s going out of fashion. If you’re driving your pony around a city, don’t expect to get more than 14-23 mpg out of her. However, Ford have been looking at ways to combat their thirsty car with options such as their EcoBoost model. And, it seems like they could now be taking their eco-warrior ways a step further.
A Patent Filed
A patent has recently come to light that shows Ford working on a hybrid electric vehicle, that could see a new Mustang offering both a V-8 and electric motor. Although the patent was filed back as long ago as July 2017, it has only recently been published. The system specifics are all pretty technical, but it does go into detail about the possibility of both FWD and RWD systems, which could potentially also mean AWD too.
Investing In The Future
While it’s all mainly just speculation at the moment, there’s no denying that Ford has been working on hard on their electric car offerings. It’s alleged that they’re investing billions of dollars into the development of hybrid vehicles, including their F-150 truck series. This has certainly stirred up some competition, with both Dodge and Chevrolet also now reportedly considering their very own electric muscle cars. Could we soon be watching electric muscle cars racing up drag strips?
It will be interesting to see how far the muscle car companies go with new hybrid and EV options. And what the response from their loyal customers will be!