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2024 Dodge Charger Electric Redesign
The Dodge Charger Electric 2024 muscle car is classic. A new platform will be used exclusively for electric cars. Based on what we know, it will comply with industry standards. The exterior design of the Daytona SRT will be inspired by the concept. It was very impressive. We love it.
The interior design of the vehicle is unknown. It’s impossible to speculate on the details. We hope to see something original and full of retro vibes. We expect standard 2+1-2 seating arrangements. Because of its large second rows, this model should be considered a 2+2 arrangement.
Drivetrain & Battery
Dodge seems to be more successful than traditional carmakers when it comes to transitioning to all-electric vehicles. Although they aren’t ready to accept that ICE cars are coming to an end, Dodge engineers aren’t willing to give up on their beloved Dodge Charger Electric. The reliable and efficient multispeed transmissions are extremely efficient.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
Dodge has not yet revealed how many motors will power each trim of the new Charger. The entry-level 340 model is expected to produce 455 horsepower, while the mid-range model, the 440 models, produces 590 ponies. The high-performance trim known as SRT Banshee will be powered by an 800-volt all-wheel-drive architecture. However, the model’s horsepower rating is not yet known. The concept car also uses a multispeed transmission, instead of the typical EV direct drive setup. This concept is not unique. The Porsche Taycan offers something similar. And this setup is intended to increase performance and range at higher speeds. The driver can feel the gear changing under hard acceleration.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
Instead of following the traditional four-door format, the Charger concept has been redesigned as a coupe. Dodge claims the trunk lid, which is liftback-style, opens up to a large cargo space. The rear seats can also fold down to make it easier to haul larger items, such as a set of new tires. A large panoramic glass sunroof is also visible, as well as a pistol-grip shift lever and an ignition switch cap that flips open in fighter-jet style. Modern technology is combined with retro design themes in the interior. The trim even has a texture to replicate the grille treatment on the 1968 Charger.
Infotainment & Connectivity
The interior of the Charger concept is shown in sketches. It shows a trapezoidal-shaped infotainment screen in the middle of the dashboard and an oval digital gauge display with a slight curve. The next-generation Charger will no doubt feature the latest version of Stellantis’s Uconnect infotainment system. It will also offer popular features like wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity,, and over-the-air update capabilities.
Design and Features
The Dodge 2024 electric muscle car might look like a Challenger, but it has modern design elements that are more futuristic. Its stealthy appearance would be enhanced by the new “Greys of Thunder” color.
Dodge calls the ‘R-Wing’ front wing on the Charger Daytona SRT Concept. It is a unique aerodynamic pass-through between the headlights. They almost disappear underneath and remain hidden beneath. The R-Wing is a tribute to the original Charger Daytona design. It improves the car’s downforce by allowing air to flow through the dual openings at the hood and further back.
The dramatic front lighting includes two-eyed rectangular headlights and a rectangular DRL with full width. An illuminated Fratzog logo is also part of the design. The brand’s zero-emission journey began with the return of the three-pointed Fratzog emblem, which Dodge introduced in 1962. The wide air intake grille with its vertical slots is a throwback from the 1968 Dodge Charger. The rear lighting is a full-width design with an illuminated Fratzog badge.
The sides of the electric muscle car concept feature slim mirrors, a sloped roofline, large quarter windows that allow rear-seat occupants a good view of the surroundings, flush door handles, and red Brembo brake calipers. The shoulder line quickly rises towards the rear and then gradually descends from below the C-pillar.
The original Charger Daytona SRT Concept had painted-pocket 21-inch wheels with diamond-cut faces. New wheels and tires were featured on the new Stryker Red Dodge unit at the 2022 SEMA Show. This time, the company used 18-inch Direct Connection lightweight carbon fiber concept wheels with 305mm drag radials. It switched to another set of alloy wheels later in the month for the 2022 LA Auto Show (November 17, 27, and 20, 2022), which was finished in a dull gray.
Aero Optimized Body
Production cars should have the same slim mirrors as the prototype car. This makes it more aerodynamic and can cover a greater distance. Dodge might offer optionally closed wheels for better aerodynamics. Some customers would be willing to trade their aggressiveness in exchange for lower energy consumption. Daytona (electric) aims to increase the car’s performance by 25%. This is a record 100 years of aero development in one generation.
Fratzonic Chamber Exhaust
It’s not as striking as it seems, but that’s not what makes the Dodge electric muscle car so special. The ‘Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust System’ is the main feature. Dodge added an exhaust to its battery-powered car. This leaves no reason for muscle car enthusiasts to switch to Dodge!
Dodge claims that their patent-pending, industry-first exhaust system produces a sound quality that is comparable to the SRT Hellcat’s gas-powered SRT Hellcat. The car can achieve 126 dB which is as loud as a Hellcat-powered Dodge. These banshee-screaming fender badges don’t serve as an invitation to ridicule the electric powertrain of this car. However, it can roar for certain, but artificially!
Below is a video showing Dodge giving 2022 SEMA Auto Show attendees a taster of its Fratzonic Chambered exhaust. Although we can’t discern if the sound is different, we aren’t audio experts so it’s impossible to tell. However, one will be able to see the incremental updates Dodge makes until the launch of the production model. This feature was being tested by the Dodge teams on-site at the 2022 SEMA Show. To make improvements, the company needs to continue collecting feedback from potential buyers.
Kuniskis stated that Dodge is still improving the sound and has lots of time. The brand boss said that the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system plays a track with a bass that is “literally the firing order for a HemiV8” when it’s idle. The actual speaker system moves air through a box that contains chambers, plenums, and pipes. It also has an exhaust outlet. Air needed to be forced from the back of the vehicle so the driver felt there was a connection and not just simulated sound.
Interior and Features
Customers of electric muscle cars would expect a modern, highly-digital interior. This is what we are expecting for the Dodge 2024 Dodge electric motor car. It will be based on the Daytona SRT Show car. However, the cabin will still look traditional.
HUD & Touchscreen
Expect a slim dashboard and a tilted 12.3-inch touchscreen ten degrees in the direction of the driver. There will also be a curved 16-inch instrument cluster and a new steering wheel with capacitive touch control and an illuminated SRT logo. All these features should be carried over to the production model.
Attitude Adjustment Lighting
The concept’s performance-oriented nature is underlined by the ‘Attitude Lighting’ ambient lighting system. It illuminates dynamic textures with an ‘Attitude Adjustment Light’ ambient light system. Its interior features include slim, lightweight front seats that are race-inspired and low-profile, a panoramic glass roof, a race-inspired carbon fiber tub floor, and hatch, large cargo space with flat-folding rear seatbacks, and performance sounds.
Practicality Every Day
The hatchback rear-ends design by Dodge will prove to be very practical and popular with everyday drivers. Customers can expect ample cargo space behind the rear seats. You can fold the rear seats down flat to make more space. Customers will have the option to use the Dodge 2024 Dodge electric muscle car for occasional quarter-mile runs or regular trips to Costco.
Digital cockpit with OTA
Stellantis, Dodge’s parent, has created a 50/50 joint venture called Mobile Drive, with Foxconn, to develop digital cockpits. Mobile Drive, which is based in the Netherlands will develop infotainment and telematics as well as cloud service platforms. Mobile Drive could create a new infotainment system that includes AI, 5G, and software updates.
Dodge EVs will receive over-the-air software updates that will allow them to be updated with new features for many years. The technology of the electric vehicle will remain current. Customers can, for example, activate a power boost function to increase power or make it permanent during ownership.
Platform and Range
To provide a lot of power and long range, the Dodge electric muscle car needs large batteries. It will ride on the STLA Large platform that can hold battery packs with a gross energy of 101-118kWh. This can provide a range of up to 500 miles.
STLA Large platforms allow high-output electric engines that produce 150-330kW (201-442 horsepower). Engineers could further develop these motors for muscle car applications. Dodge could have two to three motors at the front and one or more at the back.
The Charger Daytona will be offered by Dodge with a 400-volt powertrain or an 800-volt SRT Banshee motor. The company announced the drivable car by stating that all production versions will include at least two motors. The company stated that the standard AWD system was key to pushing Hellcat performance and improving all-weather capability.
Customers can choose from three trim levels with different power levels. Base and mid-level trims will be called 340, and 440 and will both have a 400-volt powertrain. SRT will be the top-end trim, with an 800-volt SRT Banshee motor train. All trim classes will have two power level upgrades to the Direct Connection (DC), stage Kit power levels. There will be nine powertrain outputs in total.
Dodge revealed that the 400-volt powertrain produces 455-670 horsepower, but it is saving the power levels of the 800-volt powertrain for an announcement in the future. Customers will need to download and install software to activate a DC stage Kit power-level upgrade. To activate the DC stage Kit power level upgrade, customers will need to insert a “crystal key” into their dash. Dodge will include “Stage 1 Stage 2” fender stickers with all DC stage Kits.
Customers will also be able to unlock new drive modes at any time during their ownership. Kuniskis announced that customers will be able to enable Slam, Drift, Drag, and even Donut modes at the Daytona SRT Concept’s unveiling.
According to The Detroit News, some upgrades for the Dodge electric muscle car can be obtained through over-the-air updates. However, Dodge encourages customers to purchase Direct Connection tools and have the installation done by its Power Broker-dealers.
The Charger Daytona SRT features an eRupt multispeed transmission with electromechanical shifting. Kuniskis stated that the eRupt multi-speed transmission is more expensive and heavier than the standard single-speed transmission. It also doesn’t allow for faster acceleration. This transmission can make the car more enjoyable to drive. It can also allow drivers to benefit from more traction with large, very sticky tires.
Potential electric muscle car buyers can also enjoy the ‘PowerShot ‘HPB’ function. This can be activated with a button on the steering wheel. Dodge claims it is faster than the Hellcat in all performance measures. This feature should be included in the production version.
Patent filings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) can be viewed on Google Patents. They suggest that the Dodge electric muscle car would feature a new F1-inspired pushrod suspension design. They could use horizontal dampers, active control elements, coil springs, or traverse springs. MoparInsiders.com reported that Stellantis was still patenting innovations for the upcoming Dodge electric car. Kuniskis was cited by MoparInsiders.com on May 3, 2022. The Dodge electric muscle car patents include the pushrod suspension.
However, the traditional experience of owning a muscle car includes modifications at home as well as street customization specialists. This is about to change. Dodge claims that EVs can be more difficult to modify than gas cars and are less safe. Kuniskis stated that EVs are safer than gas cars and that they should be locked. He also suggested that they could be modified through him. This was according to a Kelly Blue Book report published on January 10, 2023. He added that the company would offer upgrades to the Charger Daytona via its Direct Connection program and Power Broker program (as mentioned in the previous section).
Kuniskis describes these as “crystals” which are codes that can only be used by specific VINs. Customers who wish to upgrade will need them. It’s like buying a license to upgrade a laptop’s factory-installed Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro. This license activates only on the laptop with its unique serial numbers.
The production of the Dodge electric muscle cars could be done in Canada or the United States. MoparInsiders reported that the new Dodge Challenger (Dodge LB), and the Dodge Charger (Dodge LF), will be manufactured at Windsor Assembly Plant, in Ontario, Canada.
The next-generation Dodge cars could be manufactured in Canada if the batteries for the first Dodge electric muscle car are purchased from Stellantis or LG Energy’s joint venture lithium-ion production plant in Windsor (Ontario). Production will begin in Q1 2024 (January – March 2024). This factory will receive a joint investment of CAD5 billion (USD4 billion).
If the first Dodge electric muscle car is to be built in America, then batteries could come from Stellantis or Samsung SDI’s joint venture battery manufacturing plant in Kokomo (Indiana). Production will begin in 2025 with a capacity of 23 GWh annually and an expansion to 33 later. The facility will be worth more than USD 2.5 million.
Customers will be able to customize their Charger Daytona with a wide variety of Dodge colors. Already, the company hinted at Black and gray as well as orange, green, and purple. Some colors, such as green, are also available in light and dark shades.
2024 Dodge Charger Electric Release Date and Price
In 2024, the first Dodge electric muscle car inspired by the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept is set to be released in the U.S. Kuniskis stated that the electric muscle car would look and sound like a Dodge Dodge pickup truck, and drive like a Dodge Dodge. However, the performance aspect of the vehicle will be determined by the Muscle Cars and Trucks. Dodge will embrace electrification to make it stand out in a sea of change. Dodge will integrate every technology that can be used to enhance the elements that make Dodge unique. Dodge will also launch its first fully-electric muscle car in 2024.
Dodge’s electric car concept debut is part of its ‘Never Lift’ two-year business plan. The company announced it on November 8, 2021. Dodge claims Never Lift is a blueprint that will guide the company’s future performance. It will make a product- or automotive-enthusiast-related news release to keep consumers and fans interested every quarter. It created dodgegarage.com, which provides visitors with 48-hour notices of impending announcements. It is unknown when the Dodge Charger Electric 2020 will arrive. We estimate that base models can cost as high as 60.000 dollars.