Dodge will build its first electric muscle car by 2024. This Tesla alternative could come with around 900hp and close to 500 miles of range. Read on for full details.
- Electric Dodge muscle car announced
- Retro-inspired design teased
- To be launched by 2024
- AWD layout likely
- Could be offered in 2- or 4- door body styles
- Close to 900hp and 500-mile range possible
- 0-62mph in 2 seconds
A new muscle car is always an exciting prospect, but when that car is the world’s first-ever all-electric AWD muscle car then the excitement rises to a new level. Stellantis’s recent virtual EV day showcased a number of upcoming all-electric projects, including an all-new, all-electric Dodge muscle car that’s set to arrive in 2024.
New Dodge EV design
With the lines of the new Dodge EV swirling in mist and shrouded in darkness, it isn’t easy to make out specific details about the ‘world’s first EV muscle car’. The front end, with its wide and flat illuminated grille looks very much like a nod to the iconic 1970s Dodge Charger.
The bulging bonnet is another design element that brings to mind classic muscle cars and is clearly meant to hint at the power that lies beneath. Although in this case there will more likely be a set of charging cables or a handy luggage compartment, and not a big burbling V8.
The upswept rear end looks to have a prominent integrated rear spoiler and you can spot a triangular logo that was used on Dodge models back in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
With so much riding on the acceptance of this new EV as a true muscle car, it is quite likely that Stellantis (Dodge’s parent company) will stick to the traditional sportier 2-door body style for this first version.
New Dodge EV performance and range
The current Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock comes with a supercharged 6.2-litre V8 producing out 808 hp. The new EV version will have to top that figure (and the limited-edition Demon’s 840hp figure, too.)
Dodge’s new electric muscle car is expected to be based on Stellantis’s new STLA underpinnings for large electric cars. This means it’ll probably come with two electric motors producing up to 884hp in total. With that kind of firepower, Stellantis’s claims of a 2-second 0-62mph sprint time for its most powerful electric models seems very possible.
This new Dodge could be fitted with batteries of between 101 and 118kwh capacity allowing for a range of up to 500 miles. That’s a lot further than any petrol-powered Dodge V8 has ever gone between refills.
When will the Dodge EV go one sale?
There is no official info yet on pricing – and you’re unlikely to see this model in the UK anytime soon – but the Dodge EV muscle car should be released in 2024.