Dodge Charger with electricity instead of V8? Cult brand plans electric muscle car

Last combustion bastion in danger

Dodge Charger with electricity instead of V8? Cult brand plans electric muscle car

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Dodge So far, there has been no more than a fog-covered show car as a teaser for the first electro musclecar from Dodge

  • Site editor Sebastian Viehmann

After the best-selling car in the United States, the Ford F-150 Pickup, soon rolls off electrically, the last combustion bastion could also tip over: Dodge, known for its tire-murdering V8 cars, announces a muscle car with battery operation.

There is still no more than a teaser video of a dramatic car wrapped in smoke. But the Chrysler brand Dodge is serious: the first one "American e-musclecar" should come onto the market in 2024. In a complex show, the brand first showed its traditional models so as not to scare fans immediately. Including the classics Dodge Coronet, Charger and Challenger, those famous V8 musclecars from the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the new millennium they celebrated their resurrection in the retro look, and of course also with PS and displacement of V8 engines. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the extreme example of the modern muscle era.But that should be over in a few years. The show car will be unveiled in the coming year. The US car scene puzzles, which is hidden behind the announced e-musclecar-a beefy coupe like the Dodge Challenger? Or rather a sedan like the current charger?

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There are probably both, because the sports car faction has to be served as well as the family car faction. He has put Ford with the Mustang Mach-e even a not bad electrician work in front of the double garage. Ford will also electrify the most important US vehicle class, the pickup.

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How fast and whether the "F150 Lightning" The classic pickups with petrol and diesel engines in the United States displaced from the market remains to be seen. But the Americans are serious. The development budgets are laced, the exhaust gas regulations in the USA are becoming more strict – if not as extreme as in Europe – and that "Big Three" GM, Ford and Chrysler are full of Americans in the word "Electric car" First think of Tesla.

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Chrysler is the electric straggler under the Big Three. The jeep brand starts slowly with plug-in hybrid drives, in Dodge you will be late in 2024 with the first electric musclecar. Until then, new battery technologies could be available for more range and more fire security. You can expect from the first "E-charger" Rich power outdates from 400 to 600 hp, optionally rear or all-wheel drive and ranges of at least 600 to 800 kilometers. After all, this is the state of the art that Tesla will soon be on. And less will hardly be able to offer classic US manufacturers in the fight against Tesla.

US cars are fed up with power

While in Europe the car is supposed to disappear more and more from large cities, that would be unthinkable in the USA. The country is not viable without the individual freedom on wheels. The American car culture is probably the most fascinating in the world. You can also find classic sports cars like the Corvette in it, but mostly it says: Bigger is Better! The chrome-loaded Cadillac fin monsters of the late 1950s, the huge street cruisers of the 1960s and above all the ultimate V8 cars of the late 1970s and early 1970s shape our picture of the US car. Today, above all, there are thick SUVs and extra-moored pickups that the Americans like.

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More than chrome, fins and V8

With all the tinny abundance of Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Cadillac and Co. However, one quickly forgets that the US car industry could and can build much more than just a thick swallower. Turbo engines with a small displacement? Already existed in the 1960s. Modern assistance systems such as cruise control or automatic low beam? Even earlier in times of Space Race, Elvis and Rock’n’roll had.

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Even ultra -light economy car – think of that "GM Ultralite" From the action film "Demolition man" With Sylvester Stallone – showed that there is another way than XXL. And even the first e-car in the world, the GM EV-1, which has been tried and tested in large numbers, came from the USA and was to be an answer to the smog problem in California in the 1990s.Today it is the climate hype, the success of Teslas as well as progress in battery technology that back the electric car at the center of attention. The US government under Joe Biden puts everything on the electric car. A widely branched charging network is intended to ensure that more and more Americans are becoming the desire for electromobility and switching to an electric vehicle. There are also electrical volume models that should address the width mass in addition to the Tesla Model 3 and Model X.

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The company Electrify America is primarily responsible for the public charging network, which originally emerged from the diesel scandal of the Volkswagen Group. As part of the legal dispute, Volkswagen undertook to invest two billion US dollars so that the company could ensure a corresponding charging infrastructure. One could say: VW builds the charging stations for the Americans – and all US brands benefit from it.

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What is still missing are the models, apart from Tesla. And then the future appears radiant, but the present is still a bit rusty. General Motors experienced a disaster with his Stromer Bolt; All models had to be called back due to defective batteries and fire risk . It becomes all the more important that the new Stromer get a good reputation from the customer. The icons – Mustang, Charger, F -150 and even the lobster – should judge it and connect new technology to familiar models and names in electrical editions. Mass models, including many compact and larger SUVs as well as a few small cars, will follow. Provided, of course, that the customer is also wide for the "Big transformation" to the electric car. One thing at least helps: While the Germans have had to pay record power prices for years because of the green energy transition, the kilowatt hour of electricity in the USA costs around 7 cents. It is worth it faster, it is worth it.

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1 thought on “Dodge Charger with electricity instead of V8? Cult brand plans electric muscle car”

  1. Nothing becomes….
    If this becomes an adaptation as with Mustang….Then it is only the name of the name on any battery car. Dodge Charger also does something as a pseudo-SUV. Any advertising icons can then be named "Charger" even gain something positive…

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