To mark the official opening of Ford‘s new Silicon Valley R&D facility, Bill Ford gave a speech discussing technology and electrifying the Ford fleet.
When asked specifically about an electric GT500 Mustang, Ford responded “It’ll be a while.” He went on to say however, “A 600-horsepower electric vehicle might be able to get from here to the end of the room. As batteries get better and the technology develops, we never say never. I must say I average my guilt by having a bunch of Mustangs and by having the first production electric vehicle also. Some day you’ll be able to have it all.” While in all likelihood the car is over a decade away, it will undoubtedly be a question that will come up in Ford board rooms.
Technology is a route which Ford is taking over all others in its new vehicles. “We used to be only concerned with hardware,” said Ford, “Now we can freshen the vehicle, if you will, through software changes.”