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The Future Is Electric: Newest Challenger Will Use Electric Boost

The next Dodge Challenger will be a little different than the car on sale today. The legendary muscle car will use electric boost and opt out of a 700-hp supercharged V-8 engine. Sounds crazy, we know. But we have faith in the brand to produce an electric beast customers will love.

CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Mike Manley told The Detroit News that he “thinks that electrification will certainly be part of the formula that says what is American muscle in the future. What it isn’t going to be is a V-8, supercharged, 700-horsepower engine.” Interesting, isn’t it? Manley explained that the Challenger’s powertrains will no longer be feasible in the future, likely due to emissions regulations. So, electric is the way to go moving forward. “New technology is going to drive a load of weight out, so we can think of the powertrains in a different way,” Manley told The Detroit News.

More to come on the future of electric muscle cars. Until then, well, you know where to find us.

Source: The Detroit NewsMotor Authority


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