The 2023 Dodge Challenger Is Going Electric

September 23rd, 2022 by

The next time you get behind the wheel of the classic Challenger, you may be in control of an electric powertrain. The next generation of this sports car will be an electric Dodge Challenger, and the Charger is getting the same treatment. 


While the electric Challenger isn’t quite at Massey Yardley yet, it’s not too early to learn more about what to expect. 


Soon It Will Be Electric-only


The electric Dodge Challenger isn’t just a phase. It is part of Dodge’s plan to be more eco-friendly. And by 2024, the Challenger (and the Charger) will only be available with electric power trains. But for 2023, both types of powertrains will be available. If you want a gas engine, note that the “Last Call” series will disappear in 2024. 


What We Know


Details on the all-electric Dodge Challenger are still few, other than the fact that it will soon be the norm. Nonetheless, we have a fair idea of what to expect based on the new concept that Dodge recently unveiled. This was an electric Charger Daytona SRT, but given how closely linked the Charger and Challenger are, it gives us a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming electric Challenger. 


The concept that Dodge unveiled appears to be a retro yet futuristic version of the current iteration of the Dodge Challenger. It is a two-door coupe with all the features and specs you love. It is muscular but also even more aerodynamic. This includes the R-Wing, a large front opening that lets air pass through. 


The Concept’s Mechanical Components


Most people were interested in the concept’s powertrain, transmission, and other performance-related components. After all, everyone wants to know how the electric Dodge Challenger will perform. 


There is plenty of good news under the hood, as the concept has a multispeed transmission called the eRupt. Meanwhile, its exhaust delivers the sound and feel you expect from a gas-powered muscle car. This is the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust. Both the transmission and exhaust are unique. This is because most electric vehicles only have a single gear and are fairly quiet. 


The Concept Is Likely to Share Many Features With the Production Car


Dodge clarified that this is not one of the concept cars from automakers that is there to gauge interest. Instead, it is a concept that is there to test and highlight some of the features of the upcoming electric Dodge Challenger and Charger. Dodge pointed out that this concept drives, looks, and sounds like a Dodge. 


What Else Dodge Says


According to Dodge, the initial release of the electric Dodge Challenger will feature three performance levels. However, it will eventually have nine levels. On the concept car, there is an 800-volt propulsion system. 


Learn About the Upcoming Electric Challenger or Get a Gas-powered One at Massey Yardley


If you want to be one of the first to know more about the electric Challenger, talk to the team at Massey Yardley Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plantation, FL. In the meantime, consider getting one of the last gas versions on the market.

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