The Mach-E crossover coming next year may not be the only battery-electric Mustang on the way to Ford Motor Co. dealerships. An electric coupe could be coming as well, though not anytime soon.
Shortly after the Mach-E reveal in Los Angeles, Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of automotive, said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" that a battery-electric Mustang coupe would not happen "in the near future, but probably someday."
Executive Chairman Bill Ford, asked about the possibility at the Mach-E reveal, told reporters: "Never say never."
Ford has promised a hybrid version of the two-door Mustang pony car, and the automaker last month unveiled a Mustang Lithium EV project car in partnership with supplier Webasto with more than 900 hp and 1,000 pound-feet of torque.
The company said the vehicle wasn't simply a one-off concept, but rather "a test bed for battery and thermal management technologies Webasto and Ford are creating for the growing e-mobility automotive segment."
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's head of product development and purchasing, called the Lithium "a great opportunity for us, together with Webasto, to showcase to our customers what a new electrified powertrain can do for performance in a car they already know and love."
Ford was asked whether the project made him excited for the possibility of a Mustang EV coupe.
"Of course it does."