Dodge to launch world’s ‘first’ electric muscle car in 2024, 0-100 km / h in 2.0 seconds expected

Power-obsessed muscle car brand Dodge is working on a new electric sports sedan that delivers immense power, jaw-dropping performance and a retro nameplate.

Dodge, American specialist in the V8 muscle car confirmed its intention to launch “the world’s first electric muscle car” in 2024, potentially capable of 0-100 km / h sprint time 2.0 seconds.

Confirmed as part of parent company Stellantis’ EV Day event overnight, Dodge’s new electric muscle car promises to deliver more power and performance than any of the rear-wheel-drive muscular coupes and sedans and with the brand’s supercharged V8.

Mounted on a brand new large platform dedicated to electric vehicles (EVs), the halo electric car is expected to feature at least two 330 kW electric motors to create an all-wheel drive – allowing a zero to 100 km / h sprint time in just 2.0 seconds.

Pictured left: Dodge’s new electric muscle car.

That era would put it in competition with high-performance electric vehicles from the 1.97-second Rimac Nevera hypercar to the 2.1-second Tesla Model S Plaid. The range will extend up to 800 km with a single charge.

The teaser images suggest it will take the form of a coupe-inspired four-door sedan, with muscular skin, large alloy rims, and full-width LED front and rear lighting elements that likely signal the front and rear ends of today’s gasoline-powered Challenger “letterbox”.

The car – seen flaunting its interior hoon with four-wheel burnout – also bears the “Fratzog,” Dodge’s then-futuristic three-point logo used throughout the 1960s. Its exact purpose is unclear, though. ‘It is possible that the emblem will be relaunched for an all-electric sub-brand of the American automaker.

Dodge’s push towards electric power is said to be a desire for increased performance, rather than emissions regulations – although tighter emissions rules are widely expected to force the iconic supercharged V8. brand as it nears the end of its life cycle.

“Our engineers are reaching a practical limit of what we can get from internal combustion innovation. They know [and] we know that electric motors can give us more. And if we know of a technology that can give customers an advantage, we have an obligation to embrace it, ”said Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge.

Rumors from recent years have suggested that the US branch of Stellantis is working on a new inline-six petrol engine, coupled with a plug-in hybrid system to develop nearly 400 kW.