Dodge announced the new Charger EV a short while back. With the world moving toward electric cars, the Charger EV promises to deliver big for its lovers. The Dodge Charger EV looks good, from power to the iconic style and even going beyond. So, when will it be available at Faster Rent a Car? We plan to make the car available as soon as it comes out on the market.
Is the electric Dodge Charger EV something you are waiting for? If speed, power, style, and a modern profile are on your list, then yes. It is from a prestigious car maker who knows how to satisfy expectations and customer demands. However, this new shift from gas-guzzling muscle cars to an electric alternative is still to reach its potential. Here’s what you need to know:
Dodge has clearly stated that the new Charger EV car will outperform the current champion, the Dodge Hellcat, in all key performance metrics. The Banshee Charger should be available with a standard all-wheel drive across the board. It will feature a PowerShot push-to-pass button providing an extra bit of, well, push. Taking it past the company's current power and speed champion, the Hellcat, will not be an easy task. It will need some tinkering, and the American manufacturer looks set to do just that. With that in mind, how many organic Dodge enthusiasts stay on track with the brand will decide the future.
While Dodge has not announced any official power figures, the Electric Charger will have three powertrain options, according to insider reports. The base model is set to provide slightly above 400 horsepower with rear-wheel-drive only. Also, a mid-tier version is touted to produce around 670 horsepower with all-wheel-drive. The top-of-the-line version is expected to provide a whopping 885 horsepower, taking it further than the Hellcat in the power game. How will that translate to real-world use remains to be seen.
The new Dodge EV is already creating a mega hype. The company is set to counter the missing Hemi V8 combustion power with an eRupt multi-speed transmission that will include an electro-mechanical shifting mechanism setting the Charger EV apart.
Also, buyers will find aboard a Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust that is set to match the 126 dB from the Hellcat. These are impressive claims and features that will set the Charger EV truly apart from the competition if delivered. However, it remains to be seen how well these features get implemented. Electric cars to this day have not been able to provide both of these mega features comparable to good-old combustion cars.
When unveiled, the Dodge Charger SRT concept sported a new hatchback design. It has a wider rear opening and fold-flat rear seats that make the car more practical. The car was shown to be a two-door coupe in the concept and the subsequent teaser by the company. However, experts are betting on the fact that there will be a more practical four-door option at some stage. Also, when the four-door version become available, and in what sense will it be interesting to see?
So, with that said, the new electric Dodge Charger is set to quickly become the new kid on the block. It will be the new hot hatch everyone will be talking about once it is out.
It is very unlikely that the company will totally erase the combustion variants. Experts expect the Dodge Charger EV to have different options going forward, including a combustion counterpart. More realistically, there will be an option powered by the Hurricane inline-six instead of the Hemi V8. So, yes, we can practically say goodbye to the Hemi V8. It has had its glory days for such a long time now. Also, the combustion Charger will likely be able to provide 420 hp for the base model. An upgraded 510-hp version and a 670-hp electric charger are all set to see the light of day.
With all these different options, the future looks bright for the Dodge Charger. It will have power and different trims, including different types of power terrains. So, what we can be sure of is the fact that there will be something for everyone. Whether you like the gas-powered versions or you are more into the future electric world, something will find its way to your garage in Dubai.
While Dodge has not announced any range figures for the Charger EV, estimations are already out. Also, the modern EV Dodge Charger is set to use the STLA Large platform. This one is expected to offer 500 miles of EV range, according to reports. However, the Dodge Charger brand is never tuned for mileage. It is more of a performance car. So, we can also expect that to happen for the Charger EV. This is why it is more realistic to expect the normal range to be much less than the 500-mile figure.
Realistically, we would put a number around 380-420 miles of EV range with the Charger. This puts it right in line with industry standards. If you are more patient with the gas paddle (accelerator, according to Elon Musk), you should get slightly above this figure. However, the Charger EV is surely something that will be looked at for its performance and not the range.
Dodge has already teased the new Charger EV. The viral “Think Twice” video has been turning some heads. Also, the teaser shows that production-ready EVs will be making their way to buyers by late 2024. So, keeping this in mind, this will be the 2024 model-year Dodge Charger EV. However, if we know anything in the electric vehicles market, it is that delays are inevitable. Also, considering the history behind a big name like Dodge, delays can surely be shortened if not emitted altogether.
So, when it comes to seeing the Dodge Charger EV in Dubai, you should expect about the same timeframe. Faster Rent a Car will have this new EV car as soon as it lands in showrooms in the UAE. We will start offering this powerful EV to our customers for rentals as soon as it is available in the market. Stay tuned for more updates.