A teaser video released at the Stellantis EV Day confirms that Dodge will bring in the world’s first electric muscle car in 2024. It is still unclear if it will be the Charger or the Challenger, but it will be based on the Stellantis STLA Large platform
Its official! Dodge has now announced that they will introduce the world’s first all-electric muscle car in 2024. The announcement was made at the parent company, Stelantis’ EV Day 2021. Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge said, “Half a century ago Dodge hit full stride. We introduced the Charger and Challenger. They quickly became icons of performance and attitude. Today they set the benchmark by embracing ingenuity to push the performance envelope to deliver the most exciting and engaging muscle cars. And that’s why Dodge will not sell electric cars. Dodge will sell American eMuscle. So, if a charger can make a Charger quicker, we’re in.”
Is this statement from Kuniskis an obvious hint that the first electric muscle car will be the Charger? Or will it be a Challenger? The answer is still unknown, but Dodge did share a teaser image of the car and it flaunts an extra wide front grille and retro design cues like the muscle cars of the yore. The upcoming eMuscle car also sports the Fratzog logo that Dodge used in the 1960s and 1970s.
In the official video Kuniskis also said that if electrification can give their customers an advantage, we have an obligation to embrace it. Although not much has been revealed about the upcoming all-electric muscle car as yet, Stellantis revealed that it has four platforms for electric vehicles with three offering driving ranges of 480-800km. Expect the upcoming electric offering to be based on Stelantis’ STLA Large platform with 800km of driving range.
A hardcore muscle car brand like Dodge making a shift to electrification will surely have mixed opinions from fans, especially given that the V8 roar will soon be gone. But on the brighter side, the upcoming Dodge eMuscle car will be faster than ever!