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Dodge’s New Electric Charger: Everything You Need to Know

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In recent years, Dodge has been the automotive brand most defined by conspicuous fuel consumption. But that’s all about to change. The Charger and Challenger left production at the end of 2023, but they’re going to be replaced by a new two-door Charger — and this next-gen model will offer an electric powertrain. We’ve seen the concept car version in all its glory; the production model should arrive before the end of 2024.

Here’s what you need to know about the electric Dodge Charger coming for the 2025 model year.

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Here’s our best look yet at the Dodge Charger EV

The electric Charger will outperform the Hellcat — with all-wheel-drive

Dodge’s Charger Daytona SRT concept packed an 800-volt Banshee propulsion system that it says will outperform the Hellcat in all key performance metrics. The Banshee Charger should come standard with all-wheel-drive and feature a PowerShot “push-to-pass” button for extra oomph.

How much power will the electric Dodge Charger have?

Dodge has not announced power figures for the Dodge Charger EV yet. But The Drive reports that the electric Charger will have three powertrain options. A base model should pack around 402 horsepower and will likely be rear-wheel-drive. A middle-tier vehicle should put out about 670 horsepower with all-wheel-drive. And the Banshee will top out at about 885 hp.

The electric Charger will have a noisy “exhaust” system and a manual transmission

Dodge will try to ramp up the engagement to counter the lack of Hemi V8 combustion power. The Charger EV concept featured an eRupt multi-speed transmission with an “electro-mechanical shifting experience that’s pure Dodge” and a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust that matches the 126 db noise emission from the Hellcat.

The electric Charger will be a hot hatch, technically

Dodge’s Charger SRT concept sported a new hatchback design, with a wider rear opening and fold-flat rear seats for added practicality. The concept and a subsequent teaser have shown the vehicle being a two-door coupe. We’d be surprised if there isn’t a more practical four-door variant at some stage.

Will the new Dodge Charger be electric only?

Probably not. The Drive expects the electric Charger to get a combustion sibling. However — like with the 2025 Ram 1500 — it’s likely to be powered by the Hurricane inline-six rather than a new Hemi V8. The combustion Charger would likely have a base 420-hp tuning and an upgraded 510-hp version. The latter would have a better power-to-weight ratio than the 670 hp electric Charger.

How much range will the Dodge Charger EV have?

Dodge has not announced the range for the electric Charger yet. It’s expected to use the STLA Large platform , which Stellantis has said can offer up to 500 miles of EV range. But we can expect the Charger EV — like its combustion forebears — to be tuned for performance rather than max efficiency. So, it should top out at substantially less than 500 miles.

When will the electric Dodge Charger arrive?

Late 2024. Dodge teased the electric Charger in its “Think Twice” video towards the end of 2023; the very fine print noted that the new Charger was shown in preproduction form and that it would be available in late 2024. Dodge also confirmed that timeline in an Instagram post.

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