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According to Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis, it looks like the days of rolling out new gas-powered Dodge Chargers and Challengers will be coming to an end soon.
Tim spoke with Motor Authority on Monday and confirmed the suspicions about the gas-powered vehicles as being true and explained what the plans are for the future.
He said the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models will not be built past the year 2023 and for all who want one, you only have two years left to snag one of the ultra-powerful muscle cars up.
Dodge says they are ready to turn a page towards the future and will be gravitating towards making electric cars.
In fact, next year things will really start to kick off with developing the new electric “eMuscle” car which is said to roll out in 2024. Dodge says it will have a super retro look to it.
Dodge says their mission is to meet the emissions regulations and even though the Charger and Challenger engines would meet those regulations, they would still have to fork up a massive amount of money to pay compliance fines, which is something they’re not wanting to do.
Dodge confirmed Tim’s’ remarks in a statement with CNET, “[the Hellcat] powertrain as we know it will be built through 2023 (calendar year). In 2024, we’re moving on. The new Dodge cars will be electrified.”
Dodge plans to make a new announcement every three months to update the public as part of a two-year campaign that will reveal more and more about the future of their electric cars.
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