Dodge announced it would create an all-electric muscle car in 2024 during a conference on electric vehicle strategy by the car manufacturer’s parent company, Stellantis, on Thursday.
Under a new tagline, “Tear Up the Streets … Not the Planet,” Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis clarified that the brand “will not sell EVs” and will instead embrace new technology with “eMuscle,” presumably the branding for the automaker’s future electric vehicles. As engineers reach the “practical limits” of gas-powered engines, Kuniskis says the brand has an “obligation” to integrate electric motors in order to take its vehicles to new heights.
“If a charger can make a Charger faster, then we’re all for it,” Kuniskis said, lauding Dodge’s penchant for high-speed performance.
From the brief preview video, the unnamed 2024 electric vehicle enlists a a number of vintage components, including hideaway headlights that reference Charger models from the 1960s. Further details on the car’s appearance are scarce at this time, though Stellantis did reveal that the electric muscle car will arrive via a new platform called STLA Large, which was engineered for all-wheel drive performance cars and “American muscle” with batteries ranging between 101 and 118 kilowatt hours and a range of up to 500 miles.
Take a first look at Dodge’s 2024 electric vehicle in the video above.
Elsewhere in the auto world, Bentley has unveiled its second luxury plug-in: the Flying Spur Hybrid.