The rush to switch to electric vehicles (EVs) has resulted in some real jalopies.
Dodge has announced they are destroying their line of muscle cars to appease the green gods.
But Ford just put the brakes on the “greening” of the muscle car with this high-octane announcement.
As auto manufacturers rush into the EV marketplace, they are leaving a wake of destruction in their non-exhaust.
And states like California are banning gas powered automobiles while at the same time telling EV owners they can’t charge their vehicles due to the strained power grid.
Some are even using gas generators to charge their “green” cars.
Meanwhile the incidents of EVs catching on fire, running out of juice, and failing to perform are becoming commonplace.
Yet auto manufacturers continue the mad rush to appease “gang green” and the eco warriors by cranking out new EVs at the expense of iconic models.
But at least one automaker is bucking the trend.
The new Ford Mustang is going to be a good old-fashioned, gas-powered pony car.
Ford has confirmed that the new 2024 Mustang will be available with its iconic V8 engine and a six-speed manual transmission.
But what is making the news is what the new Mustang will not have.
Back in 2017 Ford’s former CEO, Mark Fields, said that the next seventh-generation Mustang would be available as a hybrid and Ford dealers last year were told it would be available for sale as early as 2025, according to Automotive News.
And in fact, Ford filed a patent in 2019 for a unique powertrain setup that featured two electric motors mounted to the sides of a V8 engine that would provide a vehicle with all-wheel-drive hybrid power.
And a former Ford engineer also listed work on both four-cylinder and V8 hybrid powertrain for the Mustang on his LinkedIn resume.
But once that was found out he quietly removed the word “hybrid” from his post.
Now sources familiar with Ford’s program are telling Automotive News the hybrid model has been completely scrapped along with the plans to develop an all-wheel drive version.
This news means the Mustang may be the last of the internal combustion engine pony cars.
Already Dodge has announced they are replacing the Challenger with the electric Charger Daytona SRT next year.
And Chevrolet Camaro’s future is iffy at best, as GM begins its transition toward becoming an all-electric automaker.
But Ford is bucking the trend with the new model Mustang which they are expecting to have a six-year run that won’t end until 2029.
As the rest of the Big Three automakers go green with reckless abandon, Ford’s announcement is a welcome pit stop from the “green no matter what” mentality taking the driver’s seat in Detroit.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.