(By Tom Lohnes) – Ah yes, electrification. It is most definitely happening quickly, as states like California already vow to end Internal-combustion powered cars by the year 2035. Dodge, might be about the least likely company to make an EV in the short term future but they are hard at work reinventing the muscle car for the electric era.
What will this be? Who knows. A good thing about this is to make an EV, Dodge probably has to develop a new chassis, so expect the 25-year-old Mercedes platform to leave the stable with the engine. Stellantis has no dedicated EV platform that we know of at the moment, so it will be interesting to see a Charger or Challenger with a chassis specifically developed for it.
Other than gas engines, Dodge also does burnouts the best of any manufacturer (just ask my dad). So, expect their EV to be a dual-motor setup, but instead of one in the front and one in the rear, one for each rear wheel. With the tire-shredding torque basically all EVs make today, Dodge can definitely make these things feel like muscle cars.
So, will an EV muscle car ever make it to your garage? Once battery tech improves, these things have big potential. Just get used to them not making noise.