The big picture: Dodge announced this summer that its first electric car, the American eMuscle, will hit the market in 2024. We now know their arrival will bring two of the company's most popular gas-powered vehicles to market. This is the end of an era, and the dawn of a new era converging.
A new report from Motor Trend claims that the first electric Dodge sports car will be revealed in early 2022, followed by a plug-in hybrid that will go into production by the end of next year. A third new vehicle is said to be under construction, but the biggest reveal is that the current production line of Dodge's powerful cars - including the Challenger Coupe and Charger Sedan - will cease production in 2024.
That's it. Part of a 24-month roadmap called Never Lift, which offers the company to transition from gas-powered vehicles with combustion engines to riding electric motors.
“We have to make the two different big factions happy, because at some point the two factions will get close.” The problem is that no one knows when they will come close. My job is to make sure we do that in the next 24 months. p>
In particular, Kuniskis does not say whether the new cars will be called Challenger and Charger. However, as Motor Trend rightly points out, both hold a lot of stock value among car enthusiasts. Both were popular with muscle car fans in the late '60s and early '70s, but were revived in the second half of the 2000s when Dodge brought them back for another ride. p>
We do. Be aware that all new electric Dodge vehicles will have the Frazog logo to distinguish them from gas models. p>
Dodge will end production of the Challenger and Charger gas-powered muscle cars by 2024