Dodge will release a fully electric muscle car in 2024, just don’t call it EV. The carmaker announced its first penetration of the electric vehicle battery market earlier today as part of an event held by Stellantis, its parent company.
The announcement began with Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis saying the carmaker “will not sell electric cars”, only to add that it will instead make “American eMuscle”. After that branding exercise, the CEO only mentioned the environment once, noting that the upcoming EV company will “tear up the streets, not the planet”.
“Performance made us do it,” Kuniskis said trying to explain the pivot of the internal combustion engine. He further mentioned that the company’s engineers believe that they are approaching a “practical limit” with the existing ICE technology. “They know we know that electric motors can give us more,” he said. “And if we know technology that can give our customers an advantage, we have a duty to embrace it.”
As for the car itself, we haven’t seen much of it, but the concept Dodge has shown seems to borrow design marks from the company’s 1969 Charger. Moreover, based on the earlier part of the presentation of Stellantis EV Day 2021, Dodge will make EV on top of the new company . When the technology is introduced in 2024, Stellantis claims it will allow its cars to go 0 to 60 in just two seconds and will have a maximum power output of 886 horsepower as well as a maximum range of up to 500 miles.
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