Many drivers find themselves wondering why Dodge isn’t throwing its name into the hat in the upcoming electric market.
It seems that every auto manufacturer on the planet is at least trying to build some kind of electric vehicle.
Ford announced the Ford Lighting Pickup Truck, the GMC Hummer is coming back in an electric version, and there’s even a rumor that Chevy will release an EV Corvette.
What’s missing from the list of available rapidly forthcoming vehicles is something from Dodge.
The reality is that Dodge, just like the Kool-Aide Man, is waiting to make an entrance into the market that will make a huge splash.
Transitioning From Gas to Electric
Automakers like GMC, Hyundai, and more are making moves to eventually move away from gas-powered engines to make room for more electric options. That doesn’t mean gas engines will disappear forever, but there are plans to start phasing out gas-only vehicles on most models in the coming years. This transition is going to take some time, but it is definitely on the horizon.
It’s almost hard to imagine Dodge giving up some of its most powerful Hellcat engines to make room for electric powertrains. Dodge’s most powerful engines produce more than 700 horsepower and a rumble that makes other cars run and hide.
What could even begin to replace this kind of power?
eMuscles Are Coming
Dodge leadership is on record suggesting that electric vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or fully electric options, will create a “Golden Age of muscle cars.” At the same time, this company claims that it will never actually sell electric vehicles.
This is where the new Dodge eMuscle cars come into play. Tim Kuniskis, CEO at Dodge, believes that the days of these high-performance gas engines are coming to an end. It’s not that people don’t want them, but that new policies and compliance costs limit manufacturers.
Dodge still isn’t going to sell electric cars, though. Instead, they are going to bring forth something they call eMsucle cars.
A recent merger with a French Automaker made Stallantis the new parent company of the Dodge Motor Company. With Stallantis comes a new push to bring electric power to the Dodge lineup. CEO Carols Tavares believes that electrified variants will be available for new vehicles moving forward.
Say Hello To The New Dodge
The first eMuscle car by Dodge is set to come out in 2024. It’s unclear if this fresh car will be based on the Charger or the Challenger, but it will be an impressive addition to the lineup regardless. There isn’t a ton of information available just yet, but all expectations point to a retro-styled and innovative supercar that will update the face of muscle cars.
Since it’s Dodge, you already know this new eMuscle car will be something special. Rumors are that it will have 300 to 500 miles of driving range along with tons of other amazing features.
So, will this brand ever go electric? Only in the biggest and most powerful way possible. We’d expect nothing less from Dodge.