You may like Dodge for their supercharged V8s, but what will you do when I tell you that those V8s will be no more?
Yes, Dodge has already confirmed its plans to abide by the parent’s company, larger electrification strategy. Working in line with the Stellantis’ electrification strategy will see Dodge fading out its internal combustion engine (ICE) models before the end of 2024.
After hitting the nail on the coffin of its internal combustion engine, Dodge will begin a new dispensation that will feature hybrid and fully electric vehicles.
From the Stellantis’ EV day held last year, it became clear that we will see a lot of EVs from different brands under Stellantis, and Dodge is no exemption. While Stellantis has four dedicated battery-electric vehicle platforms, the STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large, and STLA Frame, the new Dodge Challenger eMuscle will be on the STLA Large platform.
Future EVs using either of the Stellantis’ four battery-electric platforms sports batteries with a capacity range of 101 to 118 kWh. They will also have an array of electric motors, transmissions, and inverters, with a driving range per charge of 300 to 500 miles. A front or rear-wheel drive system will be available in either of the coming Stellantis’ EVs.
With its STLA large platform, the Challenger eMuscle will likely come with a driving range of up to 500 miles per charge. While each of the Stellantis’ future EVs with a drive unit can generate up to 402 horsepower, combining two electric motors can push the power up to 800 horsepower. This is precisely what we expect from the new Dodge electric car—two (or even more) electric motors that combine to give up to 800 hp.
The incoming Dodge Challenger eMuscle, which is expected to be part of the Dodge lineup for the 2024 model year, will likely come with similar trims to the regular V8 Challenger. We can only hope for Dodge to make the 2024 Challenger eMuscle available in different trim levels, including the SXT trim, GT, R/T, and Hellcat trim levels.
Dodge plans to follow its first fully electric muscle car with another electric muscle car. Dodge also intends to give the four-door Charger an all-electric makeover. However, Dodge has not divulged more information about either the 2024 Dodge Challenger eMuscle or the Charger eMuscle.
Aside from the incoming EVs, Dodge has also announced its plans to offer a plug-in hybrid version of the Challenger. We have every reason to believe that this move placates the non EV lovers, giving them a balance between EVs and their favorite V8s.
While Dodge has not given many details about the 2024 Challenger eMuscle, the teaser video released by Dodge suggests that the new Challenger eMuscle will come standard with an all-wheel-drive system.
If and should Dodge make any changes about the 2024 Challenger eMuscle, rest assured that we will keep you updated.
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