The Stellantis concern, which has united 14 brands under its wing, has presented an electrification strategy that will cost it 30 billion euros. The plan includes four modular platforms, unified battery packs and a family of three scalable electric drives for vehicles of all brands and segments. By 2030, about 70 percent of cars sold by Stellantis in Europe will be hybrids or electric cars, and in the US this figure will reach 40 percent. Even Dodge will not stand aside – in 2024 the company will launch the world’s first electric muscle car.
No details on the Electric Dodge yet. But something can be learned from the teaser video with the head of the company Tim Kuniskis. For example, about positioning: Dodge avoids the name of the electric car, but speaks of the new model as the American eMuscle, that is, an electric muscle car. And the car itself flashes in the video, and it is similar to the Charger of the first generation and, apparently, is equipped with all-wheel drive. They even came up with a slogan for her: Tear Up the Streets … Not the Planet.
With the new model, Dodge is going to give its customers what they need most – a powerful and fast electric car. They say that the company’s engineers have reached the limit of the capabilities of internal combustion engines, and the transition to electric traction will allow the company to rise to a new level. If so, the battery-powered muscle car may well be more powerful than the current Challenger SRT Super Stock. This infernal coupe even by American standards uses a Hemi V8 6.2 engine with 818 horsepower.
Among other things, the first electric Dodge will boast an impressive range. According to Stellantis, the electric cars will be based on one of four platforms: STLA Small, STLA Medium, STLA Large and STLA Frame, which will provide a range of 500-800 kilometers. Plus, the concern will develop three compact power units that are suitable for creating a car with front, rear and all-wheel drive, as well as batteries with two options for internal chemistry.
We also advise you to watch a test drive of the basic version of the Dodge Challenger SXT 3.6 Pentastar in the USA from the FineAuto team: