Farley and the team at Ford are not stupid, and they’ve looked at what Dodge and others are doing very closely. In fact, Farley specifically mentions the Blue Oval’s cross-town rival: “People are leaving the segment, like Dodge, so we have a chance to really present something new about Mustang. This is going to give us a big advantage because a lot of people still love this kind of car.”
His reasoning makes a lot of sense. Almost every article, blog post, Instagram reel, Facebook story, or even comment on electric vehicles will inevitably have someone commenting that they simply refuse to embrace electrification. It doesn’t matter how much ecological data you present or what benefits you put forward, some people just refuse to let go of the sound of combustion.