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The next Dodge Charger will be electric

The next Dodge Charger will be electric

Despite lots of rumours saying that Dodge will keep the gas engine for as long as possible, the company themselves say that’s not true.

They also say the next generation Dodge Charger and the Challenger will be electric.

An email from Dodge has apparently confirmed this. Motor1 asked Dodge if they would be retaining the Hemi V8 for future models and the company said no.

"The story is incorrect," said the spokesperson. "The Hemi in that platform, as well as that platform, are going away. The next generation will be BEV."

This is on top of the news that Dodge are already working on a new electric muscle car. We shared that news last year when the automaker hinted rather strongly that they are working on a brands new model.

It’s a genuine shame that we’re seeing the end of the gas V8, but it’s time.

Even if you don’t believe in the link between CO2 and global warming, there’s no doubt that smog and pollution in our cities, caused by engines, isn’t exactly pleasant.

Electric should fix that.

2022 Dodge Charger

The 2022 Dodge Charger is one of a few domestic sedans left on the market. Built right here in Canada, the Charger is a full size sedan with rear wheel drive, the end of an era.

It’s a great design with a wide stance, large lower sill and a hood scoop depending on what model you buy.

There’s a distinct waistline with simple panels and a set of lovely alloy wheels to add interest. I like the design for its simplicity and think it works amazingly well.

Inside, the cabin is very spacious, with room for four adults. The front seats are very comfortable and the instruments are all clear and operate with a solid feel.

The trunk is huge, which is a definite bonus within a sedan configuration.

Under the hood is either a V6 or V8 engine. The V6s come with all wheel drive, which is a bonus for white winters and deliver excellent power throughout the range.

The V8s are where it’s at, with a great deal of power whether you go for the standard V8 or supercharged Hellcat.

Either way, you get a great engine noise and a whole lot of punch when you put your foot to the floor.

Even when driving sensibly, there’s a dynamism to driving a Charger you just don’t get with many other domestic vehicles.

We’re hoping the electrified variants will be able to effectively reproduce that feeling even without the noise!

Check out the 2022 Dodge Charger at Unique Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 915 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7N 3V8. It could be the last gas engined Charger you drive!

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