Depending on who you ask, the first muscle car was the Oldsmobile Rocket 88, the Pontiac GTO, or the Chrysler C-300. If you think it was the Oldsmobile Rocket 88, then that makes the muscle car just over 70 years old. It’s 70 years of gas-guzzling V8 power, but it can’t last forever.
At first, it looked like lower capacity forced-induction motors, and legislation, were going to wipe out the V8, but now electrical power threatens to make the V8 redundant. Muscle Cars are built on torque, and electric motors not only provide an enormous amount of turning power but also produce it instantly and linearly, rather than the motor having to start before producing. the maximum torque.
One of the reasons the V8 has become the preferred engine of muscle cars is that it is at the sweet spot of size and affordability. Electric power is still expensive, and it will be a while before electric motorization and an internal combustion engine are comparable in price. We’ve seen some glimpses of the possible future of electric muscle cars, but those who fear it will be glad to see that this list isn’t very long.
1969 Chevy Camaro
To showcase its new way of cooling batteries, Taiwanese company Xing has turned a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro into a fully electric vehicle. In addition to a liquid cooling system, the battery system is designed so that the pack can be built in different configurations by fitting together the modular pieces, such as children’s building bricks. Xing has also manufactured a transmission adapter so that the kit can fit any GM LS series transmission. The single-engine produces 320 hp, which is not a mind-boggling figure, but as a proof of concept, it could prove important later if they manage to connect it to 5G internet.
1967 Ford Mustang Fastback
Old Ford Mustangs are the best terrain for electric conversions, and this one comes from a British company called Charge Cars. However, the company doesn’t take a classic and tweak it, instead of using modern bodywork from the officially licensed 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. Below, a pair of electric motors power all four wheels and create a total of 536 hp and 885 lb.-ft. of torque via a 64 kWh battery pack. Charge Cars claims the electric Mustang can hit 62 mph in less than four seconds, and only 499 will be built.
Finally, we want to remember that charging the electric car at home is the main charging option for most owners of electric vehicles. It is important to hire the best energy rate to keep this cost as low as possible since the cost of the load will be included in the electricity bill.