Dodge has announced its electric vehicle (EV) plan and products for the decade and the brand famous for big V8 engines and high horsepower values will debut an electric muscle car in 2024.
The Stellantis automotive group of companies that includes Peugeot, Opel, Jeep and Alfa Romeo, showcased their plans and strategies to roll out EVs with their new scalable EV platform called STLA (Stella). Three STLA unibody platforms will cover small, premium and large vehicles, while a dedicated STLA Frame construction will be used for large pick-ups and SUVs.
In the presentation, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis said, ”Our engineers are reaching a practical limit of what we can squeeze from internal combustion innovation. They know, we know, electric motors can give us more. And if we know a technology that can give our customers an advantage, we have an obligation to embrace it,”
The proposed muscle car is expected to have close to 900 hp from its dual-motor layout (450 hp per axle-motor) with the highest variant pushing the ‘zero to sixty’ time (96 km/h) in just two seconds. That time places it neck-and-neck with the range-topping Tesla Model S Plaid, while the Porsche Taycan Turbo S does it in 2.6 seconds.
Barely anything on the design was teased, apart from a triangle emblem on the front and rear of the concept vehicle. The said emblem is what Dodge calls the ‘Fratzog’ that was used on certain models in the ‘60s and the ‘70s that had futuristic-looking themes.
Apart from the new muscle car, the STLA Large platform will be the basis for seven other new vehicles that will be introduced in three to five year’s time.