Dodge Charger Goes Electric: Iconic Muscle Car Gets a Shocking Transformation

March 8th, 2024 by

The legendary Dodge Charger is back for 2024, completely redesigned and offering a revolutionary twist – an all-electric Charger Daytona, and a more traditional Charger with a powerful twin-turbo inline 6 gasoline engine option. While both options are incredible, today we will be focusing on the All-Electric Dodge Charger Daytona.

Electric Muscle Arrives: The Charger Daytona

The 2024 Charger Daytona ditches the traditional gasoline engine for two electric motors and standard all-wheel drive. This electric powerhouse comes in two trims: the R/T and the Scat Pack.

  • Instant Power: Don’t be fooled by the lack of a Hemi V8. The base R/T packs a serious punch with 496 horsepower, thanks to a temporary power boost mode, launching from 0-60 mph in a blistering 4.7 seconds. The Scat Pack ups the ante even further, reaching a staggering 670 horsepower with the boost and hitting 60 mph in a mind-numbing 3.3 seconds.
  • Range and Charging: The Charger Daytona uses a 400-volt architecture and a large battery pack, offering a decent range. The R/T is estimated to travel 317 miles on a single charge, while the Scat Pack is expected to manage 260 miles. Charging isn’t super fast, taking about 30 minutes to go from 5% to 80%.
  • Future Promises More: Dodge teases even more powerful models in the future, including the high-performance SRT Banshee with 800-volt technology.

Keeping it Fun: Performance Features for Every Charger

Dodge understands that electric cars don’t have to sacrifice the thrill of driving. Here’s what all Chargers offer:

  • Track-Ready Performance: The Scat Pack with Track Package boasts massive tires, big brakes, and even Dodge’s “PowerShot” mode for a temporary horsepower boost. It also features special drive modes for drifting (use responsibly!).
  • Modern, Spacious Interior: Finally, the Charger’s interior gets a well-deserved upgrade. The new design is modern and packed with interesting details, with ample space for passengers in both two-door and four-door models.

Tech Loaded and Safety Focused

All Charger models come loaded with tech features, including a 12.3-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An optional 16-inch digital gauge cluster and head-up display enhance the driver’s experience. Safety is also a priority, with a suite of standard features like adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.


Distinguishing the Daytona Trims

The electric Charger Daytona will be the first to come out and can be identified by its unique R-Wing front end with a pass-through opening (absent on gas models). Let’s break down the 2024 model year differences between the R/T and Scat Pack:

  • Power: Every 2024 Daytona R/T will have a standard Stage 1 kit, boosting horsepower to 496, while the Scat Pack gets a Stage 2 kit for 670 horsepower. These become optional features next year. 
  • Range: Both trims share a 93.9-kWh battery, but the R/T boasts a longer estimated range of 317 miles compared to the Scat Pack’s 260 miles.
  • Wheels and Suspension: The R/T rides on 18-inch wheels, while the Scat Pack gets 21-inches. All Daytonas have a fully independent suspension, with improved dampers on higher trims. The Scat Pack’s optional Track Pack adds adaptive dampers.
  • Brakes: Typically, upgraded Brembo brakes are a Track Pack option, but for 2024, both Daytonas get them standard.
  • Interior: The R/T comes with a 10.3-inch digital gauge cluster, while the Scat Pack has a 16-inch unit. Standard upholstery is a mix of cloth and vinyl in the R/T.

A Muscle Car for a New World

The Dodge Charger Daytona is a bold move for a classic brand. It offers both electric and gas-powered options, packed with impressive power, performance features, and modern technology. Whether you choose electric or gas-powered, the 2024 Charger promises to be a thrilling ride with plenty of muscle.

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