Upcoming Dodge might be all-electric, as we know EVs will eventually overtake ICE. And this transition is happening quicker with some automakers, but Dodge remains a haven for iconic V8 power. But, that might change when the next-gen Charger and Challenger arrive. In an email to Motor1.com, a Dodge spokesperson confirmed that the next-gen platform will not only drop the Hemi V8 but all ICE. (Source: Motor1)
The email conversation originated from a MotorTrend story, which stated “the Hemi would return for the future Charger and Challenger models.” But, it will be a purely electric lineup. “The story is incorrect,” said the spokesperson. “The Hemi in that platform, as well as that platform, are going away. The next generation will be BEV.” The platform in talks is the LX, which is Chrysler’s layout dating back to 2005. The current models use modified versions of the platform; LD for the Charger and LA in the Challenger. This accommodates the V6 and V8 engines along with the eight-speed automatic transmission.
It’s a no-brainer, that Dodge is secretly working on a new electric muscle car. Dodge CEO, Kuniskis said that the new electric platform could coexist with the current for a little while with the Upcoming Dodge. From this, we can know that the present-day Charger and Challenger could bow out soon, marking the end of the raw exhaust notes. If there would be any consolation for the V8 enthusiasts, rumors say that the supercharged Hellcat engine will go out with a ton of bang.