Dodge EV Muscle Car Planned For 202444
General Motors rival Dodge has announced it will build a new all-electric muscle car. The up-and-coming Dodge EV muscle car was announced during the recent Stellantis EV Day 2021 event, and is set to launch in 2024.
“Our engineers are reaching a practical limit of what we can squeeze from internal combustion innovation,” said Dodge Brand CEO Tim Kuniskis. “They know, we know that electric motors can give us more, and if we know of a technology that can give our customers an advantage, we have an obligation to embrace it.”
Framing the new Dodge EV muscle car as a “natural evolution” of performance, Kuniskis reiterated that the Dodge brand wouldn’t sell “electric cars,” but it would sell “American eMuscle.”
“So if a charger can make a Charger quicker, we’re in,” Kuniskis said.
The announcement included a teaser image showing a shadowy new muscle machine with large polished wheels and illuminated front grille. The new Dodge EV muscle car also appears to be all-wheel drive, as indicated by a four-wheel burnout performed at the end of the teaser. The lines look somewhat old school, with a wide, square, flat stance.
It’s believed the new go-fast battery-electric vehicle will utilize Stellantis’ new STLA architecture, a dedicated electric vehicle platform that may offer upwards of 500 miles of range.
Stellantis also announced a new fully electric Ram 1500 pickup truck, which is also set to arrive in 2024. The new all-electric pickup will ride on the body-on-frame “STLA Frame” architecture, and offer upwards of 500 miles of range. When it arrives, the Ram EV will compete directly with the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV.
As for the new Dodge EV muscle car, General Motors currently has no direct competitor. The most obvious answer would be an all-electric Chevy Camaro or some other Chevy EV muscle car, but at this point, there’s nothing concrete to indicate GM will offer such a vehicle.
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Wait, is this Chrysler authority? I thought this is gm authority. Am I wrong?
Wait, is this iraq? No? Then why ur name is Mohammad?
…your username is Italian.
So what. U did not get my point, clown.
Wait, is this Italy? No? Then why ur name is Italian and not American?
Because you are a second dumb clown here that did not get a point. U must be working in burger king. Lol
You’re calling someone a dumb clown, yet you think “U” is a word. Yikes.
I thought this is a free country.
Italian do us a favor and drink some Clorox.
Why is your name Italian and why your reading electric stuff, I thought your all thinking about gas guzzling naturally aspirated old school cars.
After all this EV crap takes over and I’m forced into one, if I’m even still here when that happens, I’ll just get an electric F150. It’s American, it’s practical. Everything else after that doesn’t matter be an EV is an EV. I recently picked up what may be my last mopar if they decide to quit the hemi soon like i keep hearing. The Hemi is really the only thing American in appeal from Stellantis to me.
Josh I don’t think you have to worry that much – unless all the crazies get in authority everywhere. Now me, I’m on my 7th plug-in car, and will probably never buy another vehicle that does not plug-in – but I will always have at least one Plug-in-Hybrid (meaning ICE containing) car – for when I take vacations or when the idiots shut off the juice since I do live in a ‘Woke’ State.
Electric cars will reach a higher penetration of sales than they do now, but I’m skeptical that even a simple majority of electric plug-in cars will ever exist… If so that means most vehicles will be either 100% ICE, or a hybrid version (for maximum fuel economy) that runs on 100% gasoline power. Your favorite 100% ICE vehicle is going to be produced for much longer than people here fear.
1). They can fiddle with small percentages, but ever since the dawn of refinery cracking towers, about half of the end product was always gasoline. Before very common use of ICE engines, the (at the time) unwanted excess gasoline was either dumped in a river or lake, or was buried… Surely efficiently burning such product in a modern ICE is much much preferable.
2). Modern 100% Ice and Hybrid 100% gasoline-powered vehicles are both quite efficient and CLEAN. An order of magnitude cleaner than they were just decades ago – so much so there is no point in splitting hairs about it.
Routine maintenance of ICE vehicles (what with aluminized exhaust systems – in other words no muffler or tailpipe replacement for the life of the vehicle), 100,000 mile spark plug changes with ‘at the spark plug’ ignition coils mean no tune-ups, points, or wiring harness replacements since the high voltage only has to go a distance of an inch or two.
Even should the two types of cars reach price parity – ICE vehicles will be so compelling and attractive an offering STILL, that I cannot believe they will go out of existance for a very, very long time.
And efficiency comparisons are apples to oranges… It may be true that a well to wheel efficiency of gasoline is only around 20-30% – but that is the way the world works…. My Solar panels are older, (only 14% efficient), so in that sense, my solar powered electric plug-ins are less efficient than my neighbor’s gasoline vehicle across the street.
Brakes seldom need to be replaced on hybrids, but ‘dynamic braking’ also occurs in 100% gasoline powered hybrid vehicles – making those vehicles’ brakes also long-lived.
the battery on the electric F-150 is Korean. No thanks!
This should be interesting
There is 100% evidence GM will be doing an eclectic sports car.
Did you not see the silhouette of what resembled a Camaro when they released they are going to produce 30 new global electric vehicles by 2025? They also showed a pick up truck.
I still prefer the sound of a V8. You cant replicate that in an electric vehicle, unless you play noise through speakers, but that’s not remotely the same
Yeah, you’d have to have a subwoofer dedicated to the rumble of the “engine”.
I like the return to the old Dodge emblem used from the mid 50s till Lee Iacocca put the pentastar on everything in the early 80s and effectively took Dodge’s unique logo away. I’m no expert on Dodge logos but I think that’s basically what happened. Anyway, glad to see it back.
It is, as Dave further wrote down, the “Return of the Fratzog”, and as Jason Torchinsky wrote in “What the Hell is a Fratzog and what is Dodge doing with it” on Jalopnik. From the article:
The name, even if it sounds like something that would have occasionally eaten a Fraggle when it managed to catch one, was actually just made up by one of the designers when told it needed a name. It’s a pretty fun word. Fratzog. Go ahead, say it.
The Fratzog was used on Dodges between 1962 and 1976, first used on the Polara 500, and found all over Dodges in this period, on grilles and hubcaps and steering wheel centers.
Stellantis, instead of killing the Dodge brand, gives it back its historic unique logo.
The all new Dodge “Is that a Mitsubushi Logo?”
Logo looks to me to be the old Dodge “Fratzog” used from the Sixties up into at least the late Seventies. Another nostalgia play to appeal to all of us Boomer musclecar fans. Sorry, I’m not interested in giving up my V8, even if it is slower.
The edge lighting only makes it look like a circle in a triangle.
They should have just used the actual fratzog.
500 miles is a good range. We’ll see if they can do it.
Where is Camaro EV, Marry? When you think about it Muscle/Sports cars are the best platform to take advantage of Electric motors’ instant and constant torque and insane acceleration. And bonus you don’t have to worry about low mpgs.
Forget about the direct profits, think how much Tesla arouses interest and creating customer traction through their record braking accelerations. GM is getting late to the party even though GM announced their EV platform one year earlier if a French company comes up first with an Electric Muscle car It would be embarrassing.
It definitely looks like it will be a retro-styled Charger. They don’t even have to add EV to the name, it’s already there and self explanatory; Charger.
GM will focus on sensible sub compacts like baby Bolt in a wannabe Prius play from 2008.
The Camaro or Corvette must have an EV especially if Corvette is to be a global supercar brand.
GM developed good technology but won’t use it. STELLANTIS will make more interesting product using less tech savvy parts probably sourced in the case of Charger.
Let’s see… A full-sized 1000 hp off-roading Truck/ SUV from Hummer. A mid-sized RWD SUV and a Full-sized $200k Electric Bentley fighter from Cadillac. A full-sized Electric Silverado from Chevy. All on the road by 2025. Not to mention the rumored Camaro EV that GM hinted at in it’s first EV presentation a year ago. I don’t see any sub-compacts here. Do you?
Wonder if this will be shared with Opel. It looks like a rounder version of the Visor seen on Mokka.
Yes. Opel already has the sub-compact Corsa and Mokka with BEV versions. Up to 20% of all Corsa new car registrations in Germany are BEV (overall BEV rate of all manufacturers, brands, and models is 10%).
In this “Stellantis EV Day”, Opel CEO Lohscheller also announced a revival of the iconic Manta as BEV for the mid of this decade. Recently Opel had presented a Manta “electroMod”, i.e. a Restomod with electric motor.
He also announced that Opel will return to the Chinese market, and this as all-electric brand. Opel is on the way to enter the Japanese market. The compact and subcompact Grandland, Corsa and Mokka they present as “coming soon” will not be a real competition to the Cadillacs and Corvettes which GM offers to the Japanese public
Back to GM! In Opel’s GM past, Corsas had once been produced by Holden in Australia for Japan, and up to 5000 Opel per year had been imported by GM China.
The hummer can do 0-60 in 3 seconds, tesla model y in 3 secs, plaid in 2, Mach e in 3.5. Don’t really know where a muscle car fits in an electric world. In my opinion, it loses its pizazz when the chevy ev pickup next to you is only slightly slower.
More for styling and aesthetics, probably. Most OEMs doing EVs make some weird looking “futuristic” car that resembles the aftermath of a chainsaw dropped into a barrel of jello (looking at you, BMW). No thanks.
If any vehicle will come with fake v8 noise and vibrations, I expect it will be a muscle car EV.
0-60 times in under 3 seconds is insane and I am sure that a lot more accidents will occur as a result. Bet on the government limiting 0-60 times on EVs.
I had to think of the Porsche Taycan.
BTW, RAM also promised all electric pickup trucks. The European version of the ProMaster panel van can already be ordered as BEV.
Talking about a vehicle that is 3 (More like 4+) years away is a bit desperate. Almost like “hey, we are still relevant!”. So far all FCA has shown in EV is the ability to copy the Volt from 10 years ago. Does Stalantis offer that much more EV capability? Eh. Dodge is a dead man walking.
I’m with you Mr Mike. Not impressed.
I do think Stellantis is way farther ahead on BEV though. They mostly produced for Europe and they have to be producing more electric. Who knows how that will all translate to the US though.
This would be a good time to bring back the 1969 styled Chevelle EV!
The next GM muscle car will be a Buick naturally an EV called Electra. Ha, ha, ha. 😀
I will see myself out now.
Why not EV s are fast . Make a reservation with a $100 pay $25,000 over sticker dodge Might beat Ford or gm to market is the Mach E a muscle car??
The Mach-E is a 2021 Mustang. So yes, it’s considered a muscle car. If you can still call it that without the rumble & growl of a V8. I’m sure they will “simulate” some kind of sound though.
More then likely it’s an unique model that’s separated from the next gen Charger/Challenger as they still retain ICE albeit a Hemi/hybrid setup for performance models.
Listen v8 guzzling fans, the only thing v8 cars give you is experience and waste you money on fuel, v8 cars will be a thing of the past in no time. Do you v8 fans realize how foolish you guys are acting, perfering v8 for the sake of enjoyment. But I guess it’s none of my business to argue about other people’s opinions
GM is a follower not a leader. Dodge will lead and keep the brand going. Camaro is a dead car walking.
Love my Tesla it is the fastest car I have owned.
And lower case gm might be focused on hair dryers an electric tooth brushes for women because they can’t seem to build a car people want.
I will most likely get crucified about this but I have been stating for about two years that the next ALL NEW Camaro will most likely be a BEV but will not come out for a while. I just do not see a current GM Platform that Chevy can use for the Camaro.