BEV thermal management: Supercoolers and, yes, intakes and exhausts

Dodge Charger Daytona

Electric motors can get quite hot while operating—and so can batteries when powering those motors. Battery-electric vehicle (BEV) makers have all spent a great deal of time and money on thermal management, as gasoline-vehicle makers did before them. Their solutions work well for most people, but there is likely room for more work by enthusiasts. That … Read more

AWD to RWD: STLA patents disengaging BEV wheel

electric jeep wagoneer

In battery-electric vehicles, it’s common to have two motors, one for the front wheels and one for the rear wheels; but Stellantis may be the first to have patented a disconnection system for electric cars, to increase range. The idea allows for wheels to continue to generate power from braking, but to only be driven when needed, for the ultimate in electric-vehicle efficiency.

No Hemi for the 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee is No Surprise

2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Reserve

It has been reported by multiple outlets and confirmed by the Jeep brand that the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 is not available in the 2023 Grand Cherokee in its shorter, two-row form. The only engine available in the “Build and Price” feature on the Jeep website for the Grand Cherokee is the 3.6-liter V6, although the … Read more

Dodge has Big Plans for the Hurricane Inline Six Engine

Hurricane Inline-Six Engine

We have been talking for years about the Hurricane inline-six engine family and with the arrival of the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, those long-rumored engines have finally come to production. In the huge Jeeps, both the standard and high-performance variants of the 3.0-liter Hurricane engine provide great power, serving as reasonable alternatives to … Read more

Direct Connection Introduces Three New Hellephant Crate Engines

Hellephant Crate Engine Series

Mopar shocked the world a few years back with the introduction of the Hellephant crate engine. Measuring 426 cubic inches and fitted with a 3.0-liter IHI supercharger, this engine offered 1,000 horsepower on pump gas, but only 100 units were sold during the initial run, making them nearly impossible to get. Seeing the popularity of … Read more

Chevy, Ford and Toyota Top Drag Racing Teams All Use Hemi Engines

Dodge Charger Funny Car NHRA Hemi

A few months back, I attended the Summit Racing Equipment Nationals at Summit Motorsports Park in Ohio, where I got to spend the day in the Tony Stewart Racing garage area. While there, I got to watch the teams of Matt Hagan and Leah Pruett as they prepared for their first track action of the … Read more

A Top Tuner Now Offers a Warranty on Hellcat, TRX and Trackhawk Builds

Satera Tuning Logo

Satera Tuning is one of the top aftermarket performance shops in the modern Mopar world, offering big power packages for the Dodge Hellcat models, the Ram 1500 TRX and the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk that yield over a thousand horsepower. With his latest announcement, Jeremy Satera is adding peace of mind to those packages, offering … Read more

Hate the Dodge Charger EV Concept? It Could Be Much Worse

Dodge Charger Daytona

The odds are good that if you are reading this, you are familiar with the new Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept. The muscular looking EV debuted a few weeks ago, on the final day of the brand’s “muscle announcements” at the M1 Concourse road racing facility in Michigan. Of course, because the Charger Daytona Concept … Read more

Solid-state battery pilot plant purchased for STLA BEVs

Factorial CEO Siyu Huang and solid state battery

Lithium-ion batteries, despite their almost miraculous ability to store and deliver energy, have some issues when used in cars, most notably the difficulty of dealing with (rare) fires. Many believe the next generation of batteries will use solid electrolyte material, which increases safety and range. Stellantis had already set up an agreement with “solid state” … Read more