The current generation of the legendary nameplate will finally be replaced and as we may all presume, the future seems electrified. The company has just presented the Daytona concept, which shows a pretty unique design approach, not just in terms of aesthetics, but also in terms of some technical solutions that are rather untypical for electric cars. If we can trust the latest reports, the production version is about to arrive as the 2024 Dodge Charger EV and that are many indicators that it will have a lot in common with this attractive concept.
However, we still haven’t found certain mechanical details, starting from the platform. Also, many sources suggest that the new model won’t come exclusively with an all-electric powertrain. Internal-combustion variants are coming as well. In any case, more details will come as we get closer to the launch date, which should happen in late 2023.
2024 Dodge Charger EV Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the company came up with the Charger Daytona concept recently and that car shows a pretty attractive design approach, something we would expect from a Charger. The styling takes a lot of inspiration from the outgoing model, as well as some previous generations. All that looks great in a combination with a few futuristic details, such as lighting groups, wheels etc. Another important detail is the fact that the concept came as a two-door coupe. This indicates that the Charger may be coming back to its roots in terms of the body style.
On the other hand, we didn’t find out too many technical details, aside from the powertrain and battery. The platform is still unknown but if we can trust some Australian sources, the new 2024 Dodge Charger EV will also be offered with internal-combustion engines, which is an indicator of highly flexible architecture.
Although the company didn’t transparently show the cabin design, some aspects of the interior can clearly be seen, such as a big part of the dashboard, center console etc. Some of the interesting details we’ve noticed are things like a panoramic sunroof, pistol-grip shift lever, jet-style ignition button etc. It’s pretty obvious that this car won’t follow current trends in the EV industry. It will rather come with an interior design that combines modern technologies with modern design solutions, in order to resemble legendary models from previous decades.
Of course, another important aspect is the fact that there are just two doors on the concept. This means that we should expect a classic 2+2 seating configuration. Considering the expected dimensions, the cargo area should be pretty generous.
2024 Dodge Charger EV Drivetrain
We already know for sure that the new 2024 Dodge Charger EV will come in at least three output variants. The base model will be named 340 and it will feature a 455-horsepower setup. The 440 models will come with more capable electric motors and a total output of 590 horsepower. Finally, we count on an SRT version. The exact power figures are still unknown. Still, we presume there will be at least as much power as in the current SRT Hellcat.
The company promises advanced 800-volt battery technology, which means we may count on great charging speed and strong overall performance. At this point, details about the capacity are still unavailable. Still, it looks like base models will be able to make around 300 miles of all-electric range, while the most capable versions should offer an impressive 500-mile economy.
Of course, the most interesting thing about the presentation of the concept is that the new EV Charger will come with an exhaust system that will produce a level of noise equal to the current SRT Hellcat. Moreover, this electric car will also feature multi-gear transmission, to complete the driving experience that should be on par with previous generations.
New Charger Could Also Come with Internal Combustion Engines
As we already mentioned, some Australian sources suggest that the next-generation Charger will also be offered with gasoline engines. Details are still unavailable but we know for sure that the current HEMI units will be discontinued. The source suggests these V8 would be replaced with the new inline-six, codenamed Hurricane.
The engine features 3.0 liters in displacement and it is currently available in two variants, with over 400 horsepower, as well as with more than 500 horsepower.
2024 Dodge Charger EV Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 Dodge Charger EV will arrive sometime in late 2023 or early 2024. Most sources suggest that the starting price will go around 60.000 dollars for base models.