The transfer of the Dodge Challenger and Charger to electric traction is dictated not only by concern for the environment, but also by the desire to increase the power of the car. Models with petrol V8 will cease production in 2024.
The new Dodge Charger and Challenger will be electric vehicles. Rumors about this have been circulating for a long time, but now the information about the refusal of petrol V8s has been officially confirmed by the manufacturer's press service to the Motor1 website.
It is reported that the new generation Dodge Challenger coupe and the new generation Charger sedan will appear in 2024 and will be equipped exclusively with electric power plants. It was previously believed that electric cars would be produced in parallel with gasoline versions of models.
This decision is due to two reasons. First, these are new tough eco-standards that put an end to big V8s. By 2030, Stellantis plans to phase out internal combustion engines entirely and will gradually reduce the number of petrol and diesel models.
Secondly, Dodge wanted to add power to the Charger and Challenger. Electric motors make it easy to do this, even if not all model fans will accept such a revolution. The fact is that iconic American cars back in the 60s and 70s were equipped with huge V8s with a capacity of up to 425 hp. pp., and now the lineup includes a 707-horsepower Hellcat variant and an 840-horsepower Demon.
There are still few details about the new models. It is known that the pre-production concept of one of the electric cars will be shown on August 12 and its teasers have already been published. It will be built on the Stellantis STLA platform, which allows you to install four engines with a capacity of about 900 hp. s.