The top man at Ford, Jim Farley, has ruled out the possibility that the Mustang coupe will become a fully electric model any time soon but suggested the pony car could become a hybrid.
Chatting to Bloomberg following the new reveal of the new GTD, the CEO was asked about whether the two-door model would be electrified.
He said that fans shouldn’t expect a fully electric Mustang to roll off the Blue Oval brand’s production line anytime soon but he does however believe that something in the petrol-electric area could.
“We cannot keep saying [carmakers are] all-electric or all-hybrid and there’s nothing in between. That’s baloney,” Farley told Bloomberg.
“There’s going to be lots of grey degrees of partial electrification that’s still good for the planet. You can still have that emotional experience. I think that’s where we’re going to be for a while.
“So when you say, ‘Could it be a fully electric Mustang coupe?’ No, probably not. But could there be a partially electrified Mustang coupe – and it be world-class? Yeah.”
That just leaves us with one question: Would Ford electrify the V8 or the four-cylinder EcoBoost?
Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that but we do know that the American carmaker plans to fit V8s to its only muscle car for as long as possible. So the former would be more likely.
Those who lust after a fully electric Mustang always have the option of the Mach-E, though this is a five-door SUV rather than a two-door coupe.