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Fully Electric Dodge Muscle Car Teased As Future Ford Mustang Rival

Stellantis EV Day 2021 brought a plethora of news from the global automaker, the most important details of which concern the company’s transition away from gasoline powered vehicles. Although the sprawling 14 brand vehicle manufacturer is jumping into the EV arena a bit later than Ford and General Motors, it appears to be doing so with full confidence that the switchover will go smoothly. As Ford Authority previously reported, one of those upcoming products is a Ram 1500 EV. But it wasn’t the only vehicle teased by the company, as it also has plans to launch an electric Dodge muscle car in 2024. And by doing so, it may beat a potential Ford Mustang EV to market by a significant margin.

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While not exactly a shocking revelation, the future fully electric Dodge muscle car represents an almost complete about face from a brand that has prided itself on its high horsepower, large displacement performance vehicles, like certain Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger variants. It is also a sign that Stellantis sees a future in Dodge, which wasn’t exactly a guaranteed outcome, since its youngest vehicle, the Dodge Durango, is ten years old.

As for concrete details, Stellantis did reveal some information about the technology that will be employed on the electric Dodge muscle car, but nothing too specific. It will utilize the STLA Large platform, and is projected to offer up to 500 miles of range from its battery. Interestingly enough, that is the same maximum range figure for the battery that will power the STLA Frame vehicles, a possible indication that it will share components with the Ram 1500 EV. That would make for some nice symmetry, as the Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, and Ram 1500 already use the same engines and transmissions in their respective lineups.

Unlike the news about the Ram 1500 EV, which will arrive two years after the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, there is a real possibility that the electric Dodge muscle car will beat any future Ford Mustang EV to market by several years. Dodge stated that it will arrive in 2024, meaning it could launch as a 2024 or 2025 model year vehicle. As Ford Authority previously reported, rumors currently indicate that The Blue Oval is planning for a possible 2028 introduction for a fully electric Ford Mustang, although a hybrid is expected to join the lineup well before that.

Regardless, we’ll be keeping a vigilant eye on Ford’s competitors, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. steve

    I’m sorry….This is so wrong. You know the person that wrote this story is NOT a gear head what so ever. Most likely a millennial nerd that types really fast on a tablet. You cannot, and should never, associate the word “muscle” with a battery powered vehicle, or BPV, since so many of these millennials like these short cut abbreviations now. There’s no muscle in a bunch of batteries that turn a electric motor. If that’s the case then Milwaukee tools has the market on muscle. These BPV’s and my cordless drill are the same.

    1. RetiredDP

      Let’s see…hmmm…I switched from a gas chain saw to an electric one. Why? Way more power and (especially) torque. Horsepower is horsepower, regardless of what device produces it. Those of you who rant and rave against anything you’re not used to will be swamped by the oncoming wave of electrics…they’re just better.

      1. Njia

        As the owner of a Mustang Mach-E, I can confirm the otherworldly torque to the dual electric motors. Except for other EVs, my vehicle is quicker from 0-60 than just about anything else at the same price point. The acceleration is exhilarating.


        “Better” depends upon the use case. An EV is not better at towing due to the battery drain; for those who haul trailers over long distances, it’s a big issue. Recharging is still time-consuming (which is why Tesla must put games in its cars to keep drivers and passengers occupied). And the effects of cold weather are especially burdensome for those of us in the snowbelt.

    2. John

      You are such a gatekeeper. šŸ˜‚

  2. John

    Unless it has 5,000HP Iā€™m not interested.

    1. John (a different one)

      Come on, Dodge, you know you want to do it. šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚

  3. Lee

    Is this electric vehicle BS gonna lead to another Biden/Obummer taxpayer funded bailout? Hmm šŸ¤”šŸ˜, gotta wonder…

  4. JoeBryant

    Color me intrigued, it may not have the sounds, emotion, etc. of a good V8. The four wheel burnout has my attention.

  5. Alan Calunas

    Great. In the Detroit area Hemi Chrysler products seem to be the Reckless idiot clown-car of choice.
    3 to 4 cars/SUV’s chasing each other at Triple-digit speeds on Southfield, cutting in and out as they try to catch each other.

  6. Donald Hayes

    It amazes me that the former FCA put a Hemi in every vehicle they manufacturer with the exception of the Pacifica. Created smoke filled tire burning commercials while offering horsepower discounts on overpriced cars and SUVs. I appears all this with little or no R&D using basically the same vehicles used for a decade. This plan worked because these vehicles sell. After all every family needs a 700+ horsepower SUV for transporting the kids to soccer practice in a timely fashion. Now the future of these beasts are heading towards BEV with big horsepower and commercials without the roar of the mighty Hemi. Only smoke and a slight hum from the car’s gears. The future is here and the Hemi Battery is coming… No gas. No oil changes. No headers, No Tweaking the ECU. No Superchargers. Just a plug in vehicle with big horsepower and Hugh torque. I’m a fan of the EV. The power is fantastic, but I’ll miss the rumble of the V8 engines when the EV becomes common place. For now I’ll enjoy my stock Chrysler 300C Hemi and realize that at the track. A Tesla is a lot faster.


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