EPA letting up on its EV throttle

2025 Ram 1500 REV

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has, given slower than expected launches for new battery technologies and chargers, relaxed its rules for phasing in electric cars and trucks.The agency finalized a rule which is still tough on car emissions, but has cut back projections of EV sales from 67% by 2032.  The agency now expects … Read more

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Coupe: Differences Between the R/T and Scat Pack

Two-door 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack

The unveiling of the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona last week brought some confusion on the differences between the R/T and Scat Pack models. They have both mechanical and exterior differences, geared to making the best use of their different powertrains and prices.Some of the key aspects of the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona are the same … Read more

2024 Dodge Charger: Every Exterior Change From Concept to Production

Dodge Charger Concept and Production

Since the 2024 (and 2025) Dodge Charger debuted last week, we have seen plenty of positive and negative comments about the next generation of the fabled muscle car nameplate. The vast majority of the negative comments, as expected, pertain to the fact that there is no Hemi engine option. However, we have also seen a … Read more

2024 and 2025 Dodge Charger: What You Need to Know

The Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack (shown in Bludicrous) and Dodge Charger Daytona R/T (shown in Peel Out) represent the first–ever all-electric vehicles from the Dodge brand.

This morning, Dodge introduced the next generation of the Charger – both a two-door coupe and a four-door sedan, with both battery electric and gasoline-powered drivetrain options. There is a great deal of information, with four drivetrain options across two body styles, and we will go into detail on all of them; but having gotten … Read more

Introducing the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona BEV

All-new 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Scat Pack

The 2024 and 2025 Dodge Charger Daytona will be Dodge’s first battery electric vehicles (BEV) since the 1990s’ TEVan and EPIC minivans. Many people will hate this car simply because they hate the push to electric vehicles, but for Dodge fans who are even remotely accepting of EVs, the new Charger is a glorious departure … Read more

Dodge Charger Daytona BEV Sedan Coming in 2025

All-new four-door Dodge Charger Daytona R/T, shown in Peel Out exterior color.

This morning, Dodge took the wraps off of the 2024 and 2025 Charger Daytona BEV and the gasoline-powered Charger Six Pack. Like the SRT Banshee Concept car from 2022, the first new Dodge Charger Daytona BEV coming in “mid-2024” will be a two-door coupe, but starting in the first quarter of 2025, the company will … Read more

Next Dodge Charger to Debut Online on March 5 at 11am

Next Generation Dodge Charger Debut

We have known for a few weeks that the next generation Dodge Charger will debut on March 5th, but today, the company provided a few more basic details on where and when the car will be introduced. The global debut of the next generation Dodge Charger will be shown on Dodge.com and the online event … Read more

Muscle-bound: Can Dodge and Ram jettison the Hemi and live?

Dodge Challenger Demon 170

For three decades—since the Viper—Dodge has increasingly conjured images of fire-breathing Hellcats, tire-shredding Demons, and rumbling Hemi V8s that could soundtrack an earthquake. It’s a brand built on brawn—on excess, not dependability (a word Dodge invented), safety, value, or efficiency. Yet, data shows time after time that dependability, safety, value, and efficiency are the biggest … Read more

Electric Mopars to use new J3400 connector; charging network named

2025 Dodge Charger Daytona ”spy shot” (reveal)

Stellantis was the final member of the former Big Three to announce its use of the SAE J3400 connector for high-speed charging. This connector essentially uses the physical form of Tesla’s design with the protocols of the Combined Charging System (CCS). Drivers will presumably be able to use Tesla chargers as well as those from other makers, including Ionna, the new charging network announced by six major global automakers. Ionna, whose name and chief executive were just released last week, plans to have 30,000 high-rate charging points in North America by 2030. 

BEVs set record though “stalling” in USA and accelerating in EU

2009 BYD plugin hybrid (PHEV) car

While some secondary indicators and a good deal of complaining suggest that Americans aren’t buying into EVs at the rate automakers and regulators would prefer, Europeans seem to be transitioning over relatively quickly. EV sales went from 14% in 2022 to 18% in 2023, passing diesel’s share, according to the European automakers’ association. [Article continues with discussion of events in Europe and contrasts in North America, and things buyers need to watch for.]

Mopar’s work on extreme-cold-weather EV driving

2024 Ram EV

Lately, the performance of EVs in extreme cold has been popping up in social media. Studies do show that, like gasoline-powered cars, BEVs have poor efficiency in the cold, but once warmed up, they do much better. Numerous short trips will drain the BEV’s battery relatively quickly—as they will a gas tank.Four FCA US employees … Read more

New Dodge Charger EV Platform Information Hints at 2-Second 0-60 Times

Preproduction Next Generation Dodge Charger

Earlier today, Stellantis issued a press release on the STLA Large vehicle platform that is to underpin the Dodge Charger Daytona, Jeep Wagoneer S, and other vehicles. Their objective was to highlight the versatility of this platform, which handles both gasoline and battery electric vehicles (BEV), but what caught our attention was a performance figure … Read more