In January, the Gulfport City Council approved the purchase of gas-powered Dodge Chargers as police vehicles. However, they backed off from that decision in March, and will instead purchase non-hybrid Ford Interceptor SUVs. The Dodge Hellcat delivers 797 horsepower and 707 lb-ft of torque. In addition to the Hellcat, the Dodge Charger Scat Pack is available as a base model, with a 392 HEMI (r) V8 engine. It can achieve a 0-60 time in under four seconds, and is paired with standard MDS Fuel Saver technology to provide more fuel efficiency.
The 2023 Charger is expected to become the last gas-powered Charger. The company plans to discontinue the gas-powered Charger after 2025 and replace it with an all-electric model. It is unclear how the company will replace it, but it is consistent with the company’s past marketing strategy. The company hasn’t given any details about the new vehicle, but some rumors suggest it will be replaced with a hybrid version.
Gas-powered Dodge Chargers and Chrysler 300s will be phased out in 2023. As a result, the company has introduced several limited-edition models to celebrate the long run of the gas-powered Charger and Challenger. Those who buy one of these cars will receive a special “Last Call” plaque on their under-hood.
The electric Charger will not only have the same efficiency and performance as a gas-powered counterpart, but it will also have an exhaust system that generates its own sound. The electric prototype roared like a gas muscle car. The electric Charger concept is still a few years away, but it has already captured the attention of many automotive enthusiasts.
The electric Dodge Charger will be based on the STLA large electric vehicle platform developed by its parent company, Stellantis. The STLA platform has enough battery capacity to cover 500 miles. The electric Dodge Charger could be the future of muscle cars. It will be cheaper to run and will be better for the environment.
As the future of the automotive industry focuses on battery power, gas-powered Dodge Chargers will be phased out. The current generation will end production next year. The next-generation Charger and Challenger will use a battery-electric platform. The future Dodge Charger and Challenger will be fully electric, though the company has not confirmed if it will sell internal-combustion versions.
The company’s current plant produces gas-powered Dodge Chargers and Challengers. This plant is receiving a $2.8 billion investment. It will be shared with another plant in Canada. It produced 1.5 million Chargers and seventy-six thousand Challengers in 2017. The new plant will be dedicated to battery-powered commercial vehicles and is part of the company’s “Never Lift” strategy to lower carbon emissions.
In an effort to remain competitive in the market, the Dodge Charger is making the transition from gas-powered models to all-electric models. The new Charger is more fuel-efficient and has a lower center of gravity. But the company is also dealing with government fines for not meeting emissions standards. As a result, it is likely to be forced to stop production of some models.