Dodge introduces a new generation Charger


The storied Dodge Charger muscle car starts a new era as an all-electric with artificial sound and an ICE option

Dodge has introduced the eighth generation of its storied muscle car, the Charger, this time as an electric car. Previewed as the Charger Daytona SRT concept car last year, the concept was popular at auto shows around the country, although the Hemi faithful were appalled at the very thought of an electric Charger.

The new Charger will be the first production car with the larger STLA electric platform (also previewed on the recent Chrysler Halcyon* concept car). It has 400V propulsion system, with a 100.5 kW battery pack that can deliver a peak discharge rate 550 kW for use in the maximum power the battery can output in a quarter mile. Four-wheel drive is standard with electric drive modules front and rear, which each produce 335 hp (250 kW) and 300 lb-ft. f torque…

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