As more and more manufacturers announce their EV plans, some Mopar faithful have noted that Dodge has been relatively quiet on the electrification front.
In a wave of announcements from its parent company Stellantis, Dodge just revealed that it is working on an all-electric, all-wheel drive musclecar. Even more surprising is that Dodge says it’ll be ready by 2024.
Stellantis also showcased four distinct EV platforms that will underpin future vehicles as the company’s brands expand their lineup of electric vehicles. (Fiat, another marque under the Stellantis umbrella, has already said it’ll be all-in on EVs by 2030.) And a similar announcement from Ram reveals that the company is moving forward with an electric truck, likely one with body-on-frame architecture to flank the new Ford F-150 Lightning.
But back to Dodge and its tire-scorching EV.
A five-minute video hosted by Dodge Brand CEO Tim Kuniskis makes it clear that, whether its gasoline or electrons, performance is still very much in the Dodge DNA. Flanked by a fleet of classic high-performance Dodges, including a vintage Challenger and Charger, Kuniskis stresses that “Dodge won’t sell electric vehicles. It will sell American eMuscle.” The press release also gave us the new slogan “Tear Up the Streets…Not the Planet.”
While Kuniskis’ script is heavy on wordplay (“If a charger can make a Charger quicker, we’re in.”), the video has some pretty slick teasers. You can watch the whole thing below and we won’t spoil the ending—except to say it ends in tire smoke.
Oh! We almost forgot to mention that Dodge may…may be bringing back its classic triangle-shaped “Fratzog” emblem from the 1960s. Neato!
Read more details about Dodge’s electric future in the official Stellantis Press Release.