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Ford is welcoming a new era with the highly anticipated arrival of the Mustang Mach-E as the company’s first-ever electric vehicle. But, as it turns out, the electrified version of the iconic nameplate is just the beginning of the rise of EVs from the brand, as hinted by Mach-E’s chief engineer, Ron Heiser.

It’s no secret the upcoming Mach-E will ride on a new platform specially built for EVs. Said platform is scalable, which means it can be lengthened or shortened. It also opens the possibility to underpin an electric Ford Mustang in the future.

“I think if you look out in the future–who knows what timeframe that is–the market is eventually going to roll over to EVs,” Heiser said, hinting at a potential production of an all-electric Mustang.

, All-Electric Ford Mustang on the Horizon
So far, Ford is starting to reap the fruits of its labor as the Mach-E continues to soar in pre-sales even a year away from its official arrival in dealerships. | Source: Ford

But, other than a battery-powered Mustang, Heiser confirmed the new platform is also set to underpin several other Ford EVs from the automaker. He, however, shared that not all of the models will carry the Mustang badge like the Mach-E.

“It doesn’t need to have a Mustang name on it, but we chose the first vehicle on this platform to be a Mustang,” he said.

So far, Ford is starting to reap the fruits of its labor as the Mach-E continues to soar in pre-sales even a year away from its official arrival in dealerships.

Other than Heiser’s pronouncements, however, Ford has not released other information about a possible electric Ford Mustang. But it is worth noting that the range-topping Mustang Mach-E GT Performance trim comes with a dual-motor setup and makes 459 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. This level of power allows the SUV to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.5 seconds.

While it’s not yet clear how much power an electric Ford Mustang can produce, it would be nice if the model can replicate or at least come closer to the amount of power in the Mach-E or the Mustang Lithium concept that was introduced at this year’s SEMA show. The Mustang Lithium is equipped with an 800-volt Webasto battery system and Phi-Power dual-core electric motor, as well as dual power inverters that generate 900 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque.

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