It’s hard to find a car fan who doesn’t know the Dodge Charger and Challenger models. These are legendary cars that appear in games and movies about racing, and also often become heroes of stories about street racers. Of course, they are in the greatest demand in the “domestic” market. And one of the key features of these muscle cars is the powerful and loud Hemi engines from Chrysler.
Recently, more and more car manufacturers are abandoning large internal combustion engines. Moreover, it will still need to be done relatively soon against the background of the ban on sales of gasoline or diesel cars already in the next decade. Therefore, the transition to electric power plants is beginning.
In response to Motor1’s story about the return of the next-generation Hemi, a Dodge representative reached out to editors with a clear message on the matter:
The story is incorrect. The Hemi in that platform, as well as that platform, are going away. The next generation will be BEV. (Battery-powered Electric Vehicle — ed.).
That is, we can now officially assume that the next-generation Dodge Charger and Challenger will be electric, without the loud V6 or V8 diesel options. The company has been teasing new sports models for a long time, but did not reveal any details before that.
The update of the current muscle cars was planned for 2024, so the company still has plenty of time to prepare for the transition to electricity. Given the capabilities of modern electric cars, it will be interesting to see what electric versions of muscle cars can offer. True, the old sensations from the new models may not remain, because it is precisely for the features of the 6-7-liter engines that such cars are loved by fans.