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Electric Muscle: The Dodge Charger Daytona leads with EV power

Dodge has unveiled the all-new Dodge Charger, marking a significant milestone in the automotive industry as the world’s first electric muscle car. This introduction not only signifies Dodge’s foray into the electric vehicle (EV) market but also showcases the brand’s commitment to innovation and performance in an era increasingly focused on sustainability. The highlight of this launch is the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack, an all-electric model that exemplifies power with its 670 horsepower, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and completing a quarter-mile in an estimated 11.5 seconds. Additionally, the electric lineup includes the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, offering 496 horsepower.

The electric Chargers set a new standard for muscle cars, maintaining the aggressive performance associated with the Charger name while integrating advanced electric vehicle technology. These models will feature standard all-wheel drive, enhancing their performance and drivability across various conditions.

A key innovation in the electric Dodge Charger is the introduction of the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust, a first-of-its-kind system that delivers a sound profile reminiscent of traditional muscle cars, defying the quiet nature typically associated with electric vehicles. This feature underscores Dodge’s effort to preserve the muscle car experience in an electric future.

The electric Chargers are powered by a 400V propulsion system that combines high-voltage battery packs with dual integrated charge modules and electric drive modules (EDMs) at both the front and rear, delivering instant torque and zero tailpipe emissions. The front EDM improves range and efficiency through a wheel end disconnect feature, while the rear includes a mechanical limited-slip differential for increased traction.

Customizable regenerative braking allows drivers to tailor the driving experience by adjusting the level of regenerative braking, enhancing efficiency and range. The electric models also boast a suite of performance-oriented features, including PowerShot mode, which provides a temporary boost of 40 horsepower, and multiple driving modes tailored for different driving scenarios such as Drag, Track, and Drift.

The all-new Charger also introduces a modernized design, both externally and internally. Externally, it features a distinctive muscular appearance with the patent-pending front R-Wing for enhanced downforce and a unique visual profile. Internally, the Charger sports a driver-focused cockpit with high-tech elements like large digital displays, immersive interior lighting with 64 colors, and high-quality materials.

Safety and driving assistance technologies are comprehensive in the new Charger, featuring a full suite of advanced features to ensure a secure driving experience.

Production for the two-door coupe versions of the electric 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack and R/T models is anticipated to start in mid-2024, with four-door versions expected in early 2025. These pioneering models represent Dodge’s commitment to combining muscle car heritage with future-ready electric vehicle technology, setting a new benchmark for performance and sustainability in the automotive industry.

Written by EV Pulse Staff

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