Senin, 09 Desember 2013

Rumors: Ford Considering to Launch Mustang Electric

The new 2015 Ford Mustang could be offered with an electric powertrain, according to reports.

Ford officials are reportedly considering offering the car with a range of diesel, hybrid and even fully electric powertrain options alongside the confirmed V6, V8 and 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engines.

Speaking to GoAuto at the new Mustang's reveal event in Australia, Ford powertrain boss Bob Fascetti said: "Given where we need to go with fuel consumption, we are looking at all our options.
"Diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric."

Other ideas mooted to improve the new Mustang's fuel consumption include a new nine- or ten-speed automatic transmission, which would replace the current six-speed gearbox that will be offered with the new car.

Fascetti said there is plenty of room for powertrain customisation with the new Mustang, because of its rear-wheel drive layout: "The one beauty with this car from my point of view is that it is rear-wheel drive, and this provides so many degrees of freedom as to what we can offer, because the engines are so much narrower relative to the rest of the car when they go north-south."

Thanks to: Autocar

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