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Dodge has always been known for its tough, macho, and muscular car image. As that image seems to be stuck in the wrong decade, we have now received some interesting news. American muscle has its sights set on a new endeavor: electrification.
The popular automaker and its CEO, Tim Kuniskis, announced that the automaker “will not sell electric cars.” Instead, Dodge will make “American eMuscle.” Now that the basics are covered, Dodge is planning to enter the electric vehicle market by 2024. The declaration came at an electric vehicle event hosted by parent company Stellantis, where brand leaders and CEOs gave an intricate detailing of the mega automaker’s future electrification plans, which include brands like Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram.
“Performance made us do it. 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,” said Kuniskis. The step away from internal combustion engines marks the end of a generation, but Kiniskis hinted at the fact that Dodge’s engineers believe they are approaching a “practical limit” with the original technology.
Dodge isn’t ready to reveal all of its secrets just yet, so the outside world was unable to see much of the car. However, car experts claim that several of the design lines that stuck out from beneath the tarp showed as if the concept took some cues from the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger. Additional information was released as part of the Stellantis EV Day 2021 presentation, which indicated that the automaker has plans to build the next EVs on top of the brand’s latest STLA Large platform. The platform is one of the four modular fully electric architectures Stellantis will be using in its future models. According to Stellantis, using this technology will allow its cars to go 0 to 60 mph in just two seconds when it comes out in 2024. The EVs will feature a max output of 886 horsepower and a max range of up to 500 miles.
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