The first electric muscle car had a strange gimmick

The first electric muscle car had a strange gimmick

The Americans have pulled the curtain on the new Dodge Charger. That kind of name is more appropriate than ever, because for the first time Muscle car Also available as an EV. The electric car has a strange trick.

Well, it takes some getting used to for Americans. Sure, EV brands like Tesla and Lucid (see our driving test here) have their origins in America, but these are mainly cars for the progressive and tech-savvy crowd. A typical Dodge driver usually seems a little more conservative.

The Dodge Charger is an electric muscle car

The group was first seen drawing electricity from their favorite Rama. It is now a complete pickup brand that has been inextricably linked to Dodge since 2009. Available as a coupe and sedan, this electric charger is now the second bitter pill.

Anyway, what can those who dare to embrace that change expect from the new Dodge Charger EV? 496 electricity horse power 680 hp in the R/T variant and the more powerful Scat Pack version. But there is a catch. The electric car delivers this peak power only by pushing down on the 'accelerator pedal' and pressing the Powershot button. In addition, these first copies were equipped with a tuning kit. Later models offer slightly less power, unless you tick the same optional equipment.

Performance of the new EV

Either way, the power goes to all the wheels. The strongest variant accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.3 seconds, while the less powerful version takes 4.7 seconds. If that's not fast enough for you, you'll have to wait until next year, when an even more robust EV variant of the Dodge Charger appears.

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The electric car comes with a 100.5 kWh battery pack, bringing its curb weight to 2,650 kilograms. It's not what you'd expect from a seemingly lightweight sports car. Just what you would expect from a true American Muscle car, is high consumption. The EV lives up to those expectations, with the new Dodge Charger being more inefficient. Despite its massive battery pack, the Scott Pack variant only has a range of 418 kilometers. You can go a lot further with the less powerful R/T version, 510 kilometers.

That's not the only feature where the Dodge Charger R/T trumps the more powerful Scott Pack version. R/T has higher speeds: 220 kilometers per hour and 216 kilometers per hour. But hey, that difference might not be the deciding factor.

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Weird trick in an electric car

Muscle cars Generally known for their roaring V8 engines. Something that is obviously not the case with an electric car. But Dodge has come up with a solution. The EV makes noise. The new, electric Dodge Charger should sound just as loud as the popular Hellcat (and even more powerful). Muscle car)

We assume it's only audible indoors, otherwise Dodge should install decent speakers on the exterior. Still not sure what the sound is like. Well, the question is whether Dodge can convince the old guard.

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