World's first electric muscle car by Dodge


World's first electric muscle car by Dodge

Dodge is starting a new era of muscle cars - with the unveiling of the world's first and only electric muscle car. 

It is not just the world's first electric muscle car, according to Dodge, its first "multi-energy muscle car". Charger is now being offered in both electrified and combustion-powered forms as well.

Two electrified Charger models will be offered - the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack which delivers an approximate 660bhp, and the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T with about 489bhp. Both variants will be powered by a 100.5kWh battery pack, with the less powerful Daytona R/T getting more than 510km in claimed range, against the more powerful Daytona Scat Pack's 418km. 

The exterior of the Dodge Charger will be still muscular . The front R-wing, exclusive to Charger Daytona models, acts as a callout to the original Charger Daytona from the 1970s. Beyond aesthetics, this facilitates air flow through a front pass-through area, which enhances the down force all while creating a unique visual profile. 

The interior badging of these cars will also correspond to the models. While the gas-powered SIXPACK models will simply retain 'Charger' in their names, an additional 'Daytona' badge marks the all-electric variants.

The Charger is set to come in eight exterior options: After Dark, Bludicrous, Destroyer Grey, Diamond Black, Peel Out, Redeye, Triple Nickel and White Knuckle.

From the inside wide-format 10.25-inch or 16-inch instrumental cluster screen alongside a 12.3-inch center display , which enhanced the looks from the inside, also  maintain the ambience with a new Attitude Adjustment interior lighting comes in 64 colours. 

Dodge says the the steering wheel has been made to be performance oriented, and gives a technical feel. The one found in the Daytona Scat Pack even has paddle shifters, which manage regenerative braking and the PowerShot button at the front for quick access. Move down the centre console, and one will also find the 'Start' button positioned closed to what Dodge is calling a 'pistol-grip' shifter, as well as a wireless phone charger. 

Production for the two door coupe versions of the all-electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack and 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T will begin first, in mid-2024.

Meanwhile, the all-electric four-door Daytona Scat Pack and R/T models will begin production in the first quarter of 2025. Similarly, the gas-powered two-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK H.O. and four-door Dodge Charger SIXPACK S.O. should also start rolling out of factory doors in the first quarter of 2025.