April 10

2024 Dodge Charger EV: Everything We Know So Far


Dodge is trying to reinvent the muscle car for a new era. Out is the famous HEMI V-8 engine that made this brand name one of the fastest cars on the road, and it is a potent all-electric powertrain that continues the tradition of giving the Charger plenty of horsepower. But that’s not the only change for the 2024 model year.

Here at Huffines Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) Lewisville, our Dodge experts are as excited as you to see the new Charger hit showrooms. Let’s take a look at some of its key features you can expect and its estimated sales price.

What’s New for the Charger EV in 2024?

The Charger EV is a brand-new vehicle, replacing the old Charger with its V-8 powertrain options. The Charger Daytona EV, its official name, will churn out well over 600 horsepower in its top trim. This model year will feature a two-door cabin only, although plans are in the works for a four-door version to hit showrooms in 2025. Thanks to a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, gas-powered Chargers will also be available next year. However, the new electric powertrain is making all the headlines, mainly because it makes no compromises on performance.

Dodge plans to sell two- and four-door versions of the Charger with either the electric vehicle (EV) or gas powertrains from 2025. While Dodge will initially offer the EV in two trims, a third and more powerful trim called the SRT Banshee is in development and likely to join the lineup in the next year or two.

Charger EV Motor and Performance

A 100.5 kWh battery pack that supplies power to all four wheels powers the Charger EV. There are two powertrain configurations available. The standard setup has a maximum output of 496 horsepower, likely more than enough for many drivers when they hit the accelerator.

But if you want to test the new Charger’s limits, you can move to a more high-powered system that cranks out an incredible 670 horsepower. That should allow you to show up at your local racetrack without having to answer any questions about the performance capabilities of what Dodge is justifiably calling an EV muscle car.

The Charger EV is equipped with a power boost button on the steering wheel that supplies you with an additional 40 horsepower of juice for 15 seconds to push you even faster. You can add a track-ready package that includes larger 20-inch wheels. Other features include launch control as well as donut mode and drift mode. These two modes tailor your EV’s performance to racecar driving.

According to Dodge, if you’re interested in the numbers, the standard powertrain can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. If that doesn’t impress you, try the upgraded powertrain. You’ll make 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 11.5 seconds. Dodge expects the standard powertrain to have a driving range of 317 miles on a full charge, while the more powerful configuration will have a slightly shorter range at 260 miles.

Interior Features

Perhaps the only familiar thing about the interior of this Charger is that it has two rows of seats. With the seats upright, you’ll have around 23 cubic feet of storage space at the rear. This increases to 38 cubic feet with the seats folded flat, a significant improvement over the old gas-powered Dodge. In terms of design, the 1968 Charger was the inspiration for Dodge, but the company has added several modern twists to ensure you have easy access to cutting-edge connectivity and charging options for your electronic devices.

Infotainment and Safety Tech

All Charger EVs feature a 12.3-inch infotainment screen, so you’ll have no trouble accessing your favorite music and other settings. You can choose between a 10.3-inch or 16-inch digital instrument cluster, allowing you to always keep track of your muscle car’s performance. The Charger EV offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to link your smartphone easily. There’s also a navigation system that can provide the locations of nearby charging stations, so you don’t have to worry about running low on power.

Dodge has gone all out regarding equipping its newest EV with safety gear. You get all the usual standard items, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist. A “vulnerable road users” feature combines pedestrian and cyclist detection. You can also take advantage of adaptive cruise control on the highway and a parking camera to make finding the perfect spot in your local lot easier.

Trims and Pricing

The 2024 Charger EV will be sold in two trims: R/T and Scatpack. The R/T trim has the standard powertrain, while the Scatpack gets the more powerful setup. Pricing is still being finalized, but we’re expecting the R/T to have an MSRP somewhere in the region of $50,000. The Scatpack will likely cost about $60,000, reflecting its extra performance capabilities. Regarding what’s still to come, rumors are circulating that the SRT Banshee’s powertrain will churn out an epic 1,000 horsepower and carry a price tag close to $100,000.

It’s unclear whether Dodge will add additional trims when the four-door version is released. More details about the gas-powered version of the Charger are also expected soon after it begins production in early 2025.

Get Your New Charger EV at Huffines CJDR Lewisville

Are you excited to experience what it’s like to get behind an EV muscle car? Well, you can do just that at Huffines CJDR Lewisville. If you’re interested in a 2024 Charger EV, we’d happily arrange a test drive for you as soon as the model hits our showroom. Be sure to rely on our Dodge dealership for all the latest news about its release date, pricing, and auto financing options. Contact our experts with any questions about Dodge’s all-new EV.


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