One of the automotive brands from the United States, Dodge will make a radical change to some of their iconic products. Their 2 iconic Muscle Car cars, the Challenger and Charger, will use an electric car or EV platform in their latest generation which will be coming soon.
As reported by Motor1 on Sunday (31/1/2022), a spokesman for Dodge said that the Hemi V8 engine and other internal combustion engines that had been their mainstay would be killed. Later the latest generation of Charger and Challenger will use a platform that uses fully electrified power.
Although there were rumors that the Hemi V8 engine would not kill the engine, it is certain that the internal combustion engine would actually be injected into the 2 muscle cars. Later the latest platform from Charger and Challenger will use a platform called LX.
This platform itself is not a completely new platform. Because the LX platform that uses rear-wheel drive has been around since 2005 but will get several revisions to support the presence of an electric engine. As is known, the Dodge Charger uses the LD platform while the Challenger uses the LA platform.
It’s no secret that Dodge will prepare a new muscle car with electric technology ahead of time. Although both the Challenger and the latest generation Charger are only available in EV format, it does not rule out the possibility that the car that will use the 2024 model year will not have a conventional engine variant anymore.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis says that basically it’s not the end of the era of the internal combustion engine. He said that although the focus is on developing electric muscle cars, cars with conventional internal combustion engines could coexist with electric versions for at least the next few years.
In addition, Dodge will also prepare a Hellcat Supercharger engine that uses E85 ethanol fuel which is much more efficient than BBM in general. This machine can generate power up to 900 hp more and can work alternately with an electric motor that is also installed. It will be interesting to see how these muscle cars from Dodge will transform into eco-friendly cars.