2024 Ford Mustang Hybrid nixed, but entire Mustang lineup going electric in five years

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A Ford Mustang hybrid initially deliberate for an upcoming redesign has been cancelled as Ford strikes to make the whole Mustang lineup electrical throughout the subsequent 5 years, Autoweek reported Wednesday.

The Ford Mustang Hybrid was initially introduced in 2017 and was slated to debut in 2020 on the current-generation Mustang platform. That clearly did not occur, however the Mustang Hybrid was considered one side of a redesigned Mustang debuting subsequent month on the 2022 Detroit auto present, and slated to go on sale as a 2024 model.

However the hybrid model has been nixed, with Ford as an alternative planning an all-electric Mustang primarily based on the Mustang Mach-E platform debuting in 2028 (doubtless as a 2029 model) as a substitute for remaining internal-combustion Mustang fashions, in response to the report.

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Whereas crossover SUV as an alternative of the standard two-door coupe and convertible, the Mach-E is already a part of the Mustang lineup, after all, and demand has been far stronger than Ford anticipated. Having it within the lineup doubtless serves the identical function because the hybrid in offsetting fleet emissions, Autoweek famous.

Ford is within the means of tripling Mach-E output from what it will have been to satisfy demand. And it is planning to incrementally “reengineer” the Mach-E, which ought to assist hold the platform recent to be used within the reported new Mustang variant in a number of years’ time.

Nonetheless, we all know that Ford has been engaged on a hybrid Mustang for a very long time, so if true, its cancellation is a little bit of a shock. We would be much less stunned if Normal Motors confirmed the electrical Chevrolet Camaro that is lengthy been a spotlight of hypothesis.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

It is a completely different method than Dodge seems to be following—retiring its Charger and Challenger utterly, to get replaced by an EV muscle automotive. The redesigned gasoline Mustang is scheduled to enter manufacturing in 2023 for the 2024 model yr—simply as Challenger and Charger manufacturing is winding down.

Ford has the benefit of not having the urgency to interchange an aged platform like Dodge, however this report nonetheless factors to a comparatively quick lifespan for the next-generation Mustang gasoline fashions, and seemingly some wasted effort on the Mustang Hybrid as Ford shortly shifts to the identical all-electric footing as Dodge. Would having a hybrid Mustang and an electrical one within the lineup on the identical time muddle the message?

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