These days, just filling up your Mustang for a weekend of cruising can be an expensive proposition. Most of us can’t really justify driving a gas-guzzling V8 Mustang back and forth to work everyday, and unfortunately electric cars are too expensive, and don’t go far enough, to justify the expense. But what if you could have your Mustang minus the costly fuel?
While perusing Craigslist, we came across this gem of a Mustang down in the Sarasota, Florida area. It’s a 1991 Ford Mustang that has been converted to a 100% electric car, and the asking price is just $4,995. That’s way cheaper than a $40,000 Ford Focus Electric!
You’d think for almost 10-times the cost, you’d get ten times the range. But with an EPA rated range of just 73 miles, the Focus Electric isn’t exactly what we’d call “long range.” Then again, neither is this electric Mustang, which has approximately 25 miles of range at highway speeds; more if you’re just driving around town, but this is strictly a car for city dwellers.
But if you live close to work, or just need a cheap city commuter car, this Mustang will cost you just a few cents a day to drive those 25 miles. Just plug it in and recharged the 12 12-volt batteries. Even better, this Mustang EV has a clutchless 5-speed manual transmission.
Of course, if you’re the tinkering type, a lot of the hard work (including a custom gauge cluster) is already done for you. Upgrade to some better lithium-ion batteries, and you could easily double or triple your range. Upgrade to a bigger electric motor, and it might even feel like a Mustang. At least you’ll be better able to justify that $60 fill-up next time you take your GT out for a cruise.