2024 Dodge Charger Goes Electric, with Gas Versions to Follow

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2024 Dodge Charger Daytona Is Here with BEV PowerDodge
  • The 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona will hit dealers this summer in R/T and Scat Pack trims.

  • Dodge will release the Charger SixPack models in 2025 that pack a 3.0-liter Hurricane six-cylinder under the hood.

  • Dodge Charger Daytona features a 100.5-kWh, nickel cobalt aluminum battery pack that Dodge expects to travel 317 miles per charge in base R/T trim.

The wait is finally over and the next Dodge Charger is here. After almost two years of speculation and rumors, Dodge has pulled the sheets off the upcoming Charger models and spilled most of the important details.

Dodge is launching its next-gen Charger with the battery-electric Charger Daytona models but isn’t leaving internal-combustion fans behind. The Charger SixPack will follow in 2025 and pack a 3.0-liter six-cylinder Hurricane under the hood. Adding even more to the lineup, Dodge is offering the next Charger with a pair or a full set of four doors.


With plenty of combinations to explain, let’s kick off with the models that are scheduled to hit dealer lots this summer. Dodge will launch the next-gen Charger with the battery-electric Daytona models. While the Charger Daytona SRT Banshee is lagging behind until next year, the Charger Daytona R/T and Charger Daytona Scat Pack EVs will be the first to show up on the roads.

The entry-level Charger Daytona R/T’s two electric drive modules work together to send 456 hp to the tires. Though, 2024 model Charger Daytona R/T sedans and coupes will come equipped with the Direct Connection stage one performance upgrade, which cranks output to 496 hp.

Moving up to the Scat Pack, it’s a similar story. The eventual starting output of the Scat Pack is 590 hp but, like the R/T, will come equipped with the Direct Connection stage 2 kit that brings ‘24 model Charger Scat Packs to 670 hp from its pair of electric motors.

Feeding both of these models is the same 100.5-kWh nickel cobalt aluminum battery pack, with power to all four wheels. According to Dodge, the R/T is expected to travel around 317 miles on a single charge, with the Scat Pack looking at 260 miles of range. This battery pack also advertises a peak discharge rate of 550 kW and can be recharged at 350 kW.

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New Dodge Charger with two- and four-door body styles.Dodge

All in, Dodge says the base Charger Daytona R/T models can sprint to 60 mph in only 4.7 seconds before running out of steam at 137 mph. Scat Pack-equipped models shrink both of those numbers and can sprint to 60 mph in 3.3 seconds and will top out at 134 mph.

Dodge also says the base R/T model is good for a 13.1-second quarter-mile pass, with Scat Packs traveling that distance in only 11.5 seconds. That should be promising intel for those who eye the Charger Daytona Banshee.

While it won’t be available until next year, Dodge has laid out what we can expect from the gas-powered Charger models. Both use the Hurricane 3.0-liter turbocharged I6, which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and feeds an all-wheel-drive system.

That’s right, every Charger will be all-wheel drive. Standard output Hurricane-powered Chargers send 420 hp through that eight-speed transmission, with the high-output version generating up to 550 hp. Of course, there are sure to be more versions of the gas-burning Charger coming down the line at a later date. Both of these ICE-equipped Chargers carry the SixPack name but don’t come with three Holley carburetors.

The ’24 Charger Daytona models might have a frunk where the engine would be, but there is still an audible element. Dodge’s Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust is actually making it to production, which will give the battery-electric models a little growl.

This pseudo-exhaust system takes throttle position and other inputs in the car and simulates exhaust noise accordingly. However, if you want to cut through traffic quietly, there is a silent mode.

Wrapping all of these powertrains is, well, a new Charger shell. Like the Charger SRT Daytona concept car, ‘24 Charger EVs will feature two doors and a rear hatchback. However, for those who want easier access to the rear seat, Dodge will also make four-door versions of the next-gen gas and electric Chargers available in ’25.

While that’s good news for two-door Charger truthers, this could be bad news for Dodge Challenger fans. Time will only tell what Dodge does with its other historic nameplates.

Also like the Charger SRT Daytona concept, this shell features a rear hatch and the special R-Wing nose. The rear hatch obviously makes the Charger more useful and can make easier loading of the cargo area. The R-Wing front fascia makes the Charger Daytona more aerodynamically efficient. All of the Charger shells will get the rear hatch, but only the Charger Daytona models will come equipped with the R-Wing nose.

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Charger with R-Wing nose.Dodge

On the inside, this next Charger is predictably modern. Like the exterior, a lot of the general themes from the Charger SRT Daytona concept make their way to the production version. Sitting prominently in the middle of the dashboard is the standard 12.3-inch touchscreen media system. Ahead of the driver is either a 10.25-inch or a 16-inch digital instrument cluster.

Seating is provided by a pair of buckets in the front and a rear bench. Standard front seats are covered in vinyl and cloth and sport an adjustable headrest. Fixed headrest seats, and leather appointments, are available under the Plus trim package, with Track-package seats sitting atop the seating hierarchy.

All of this rides on a standard set of 18-inch wheels on base-model Charger Daytona R/T models or standard 20-inch rollers on Scat Pack models. If you’re curious about how much tire Dodge offers, Scat Pack models that opt for the Track Pack option sport a pair of 305/35-20 front tires and 325/35-20 rear tires.

Controlling those wheels at the front is a multilink front suspension with forged aluminum links. Controlling the rear wheels is an independent four-link suspension. Handling the bumps is a set of steel springs with different levels of damping prowess.

At the top, the Scat Pack models with the Track Pack feature a set of adaptive dampers inside the dual-valve, semi-active suspension. This suspension takes data from sensors all over the car—and the drive modes—to give the driver the optimal damping for the situation.

Bringing base-model Charger Daytonas to a halt is a set of floating front calipers that clamp onto 13.94-inch front rotors, with floating rear calipers biting down on slightly smaller 13.78-inch rotors. Scat packs upgrade to fixed calipers in the front, and the rotors grow at the front and the rear.

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Dodge Charger brake caliper.Dodge

However, that’s dwarfed by the Track Package brake kit that features six-piston Brembo front calipers that slam down on 16.15 inches of brake rotor. The rear features the same rotor diameter but with only four-piston fixed calipers. By any metric, that’s a lot of braking force.

Leaning further into the high-tech experience, the upcoming Charger also features active safety and driver-assistance features. For ’24 Charger Daytona models, you can expect active driving assist, active lane management, and adaptive cruise control with stop and go as standard.

You’ll also find traffic-sign recognition, drowsy driver detection, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking on that standard feature list. If that’s not good enough, you can add on a front, rear, and side distance warning system, a 360 surround-view camera, and a front tire-to-curb warning system.

As for price, Dodge isn’t answering that question yet. Currently, you can snag a ’23 Dodge Charger for $36,920, which is not looking like it will stick around. The company does note that Charger Daytona models will qualify for Inflation Reduction Act tax credits only on lease plans, which could skew ownership on battery-electric Charger models.

Still, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the next-gen Charger’s base price start in the $40,000 range. We’ll know for sure this summer.

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