Dodge Sets Its Sights On New Electric Muscle Technology
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and their muscle car making Dodge brand are out to create a new wave of muscle cars. Not just stronger, but more fuel-efficient than ever. How? Dodge has been planning how to move from solely gasoline engines to adding electronic components to their muscle cars. Hybrids and completely electric vehicles have grown and taken their rightful spot in the automotive industry across every segment. Just like every other type of vehicle, the muscle car segment will be no different. The goal for Dodge has been stated numerous times before 2019, but was recently reiterated by the FCA Head of Passenger Cars, Tim Kuniskis.
“I think the absolute future is the electrification of these cars. But I am a firm believer that electrification will be the key to high performance in the future,” said Tim Kuniskis.
The Current Generation of Dodge Muscle
Think the Dodge muscle cars of today will be forgotten? Never. While many fans of the classic muscle cars from the late 1960s and early 1970s are some of the most cherished cars, they aren’t the only ones. Dodge has prevailed in creating some iconic recent muscle cars that will gain a larger following over time. Recently, Dodge introduced the all-new 2020 Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody and SRT Hellcat Widebody trims for the upcoming 2020 Charger. Of course, we’re still obsessed with the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, a muscle car that pumps out a remarkable 797 horsepower. Looking ahead, we will still see eye-popping power like that in future Dodge muscle cars? There’s a possibility that technology has been identified.
Future Tech For Muscle Cars?
Kuniskis has remarked that traditional gas-electric hybridization, as well as plug-in hybridization, is coming. Another new technological term to know is “e-axles”, which is the application of adding individual drive axles with electric motors. Another idea is simply adding electric motors into future transmission cases. FCA has recently brought onboard a major transmission supplier, helping to renew FCA brands like Dodge with hybridized transmissions. Electric motors are more than capable of holding their own and delivering high-powered torque delivery on demand. The largest problem is the cost to add all the latest technologies and finding ways to add all the latest high tech into mass production.
”We don’t have the price points of the batteries down to a place where, quite honestly, it’s a mainstream proposition. You do see it in the upper end. So there’s absolutely a performance advantage to it, it’s just a question of when the consumer acceptance is going to be for that. And I think it’s going to be as soon as the price points come down, it becomes a mainstream viable option,” Tim Kuniskis remarked.
When the future will arrive, we can’t be certain regarding this improving technology, but don’t be surprised when Dodge officially announces they have are now offering hybrid muscle cars. For now, get the most out of the best muscle cars available at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
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