Many Ford fans have been upset about plans to release a plug-in hybrid version of America’s pony car. The general sentiment is that hybrids are horrible, so such a powertrain would ruin the Mustang. The Blue Oval has shifted around all kinds of things lately, and the good news is it appears there will be no Mustang hybrid.
Instead, Fox News claims Ford is skipping straight to an all-electric Mustang. That should rock the boat.
We should see the next Mustang generation launch for 2023. By then, electric vehicles will be a little more mainstream, while plug-in hybrids will be pretty common. Maybe with four years of this shocking change settling in, enthusiasts will feel a little less rage.
Don’t worry, though, because your beloved EcoBoost engine will still be available for the Mustang. I’m kidding, because everyone really cares about the 5.0-liter V-8, which for now is safe from extinction. But the writing is on the wall. If you think gas-powered Ford Mustangs will be around forever, you’re really not going to like the future.