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The Electric Dodge Charger: Everything You Need to Know

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New teaser images give us our best look yet at the new “eMuscle” car.


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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.

The electric Dodge Charger will debut on March 5th, 2024


As of February 28th, Dodge has made it official: the new 2025 Dodge Charger will debut in production form on March 5, 2024 at 11am EST. (Whether Dodge has chosen this date as a tribute to the 254th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party remains to be seen.) The reveal will be live-streamed on

Dodge announced the news alongside this image, suggesting the brand still doesn’t have a better advertising campaign than to pretend they’ve resurrected the brothers who founded the carmaker.Dodge

We won’t actually see it reach dealerships until late 2024, however. 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.

This is our best look yet at the Dodge Charger EV


Dodge offered a fresh teaser of the Charger EV in January 2024, revealing several images of a pre-production model on its Instagram page. The car is depicted from several angles without camouflage.


The pre-production model seen above seems largely identical to the concept car version (seen in the photos below), all the way down to the dark gray paint job. The rear bumper displays the word “DAYTONA” embossed in the plastic, suggesting Dodge plans on keeping that name for the EV Charger.

The electric Charger will outperform the Hellcat, and have 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 internal-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 from the Hellcat.

The faux exhaust may not be the only piped-in music the Charger delivers, however. As Mopar Insiders discovered and Muscle Cars & Trucks made more widely known, a 2023 patent filed by Stellantis uses sensors to create active vibrations in an electric vehicle that match the ones found in an internal combustion ride. Whether that will make it to the Charger Daytona EV remains to be seen, but it seems a logical place for implementation.

The electric Charger will technically be a hot hatch


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.

The new Dodge Charger likely won’t be only an electric car


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.


Dodge Charger SRT Daytona

Dodge is taking the muscle car electric with the new Charger, set to debut as a 2025 model year vehicle. It’s a two-door coupe that will be available in three states of charge, and should come with a choice of rear- and all-wheel-drive. A gas-powered version with the turbocharged inline-six is also expected.


Gas and electric powertrain options

Should offer insane performace


No more V8

Only comes as coupe

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