How long will the Dodge Charger EV Battery Last?

May 1st, 2024 by

Muscle cars have always had a unique charm, making them popular with automotive lovers. The Dodge Charger is an excellent example of a classic muscle car that’s still popular today, although it was first launched over 50 years ago. Despite its timeless charm and fantastic performance, fuel efficiency was missing from the original Charger and all subsequent models until today.

The Dodge Charger EV, called the Daytona, is Dodge’s successful attempt at recreating the original Charger muscle car’s magic while fitting it with a modern and eco-friendly electric powertrain.

Dodge Daytona EV

The Electric Dodge Charger Daytona

The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT is part of the eighth generation of Charger models. It was completely redesigned and manages to blend classic and modern, as it retains the design lines that make the Charger instantly recognizable while also having a fresh look and feel.

What Are the Charger EV’s Power and Performance Figures?

An electric powertrain gives the Dodge Charger more power and faster acceleration than any previous generation. The base R/T version produces an impressive 456 horsepower, which can be temporarily boosted to 496 by using Dodge’s PowerBoost mode. This pushes the Charger R/T from zero to 60 in only 4.7 seconds. While this power and acceleration should be enough for most muscle car enthusiasts, those who want even more can choose the astonishing Scat Pack version of the Charger EV. It delivers 630 horsepower and can reach 60 mph from a standstill in an impressive 3.3 seconds.

What Is the Dodge Charger EV’s Range?

The Dodge Charger EV not only has impressive performance figures but also comes with a better pack that gives you plenty of range. It has a capacity of 100.5 kWh and uses a 400-volt architecture. This results in 317 miles of range for the base R/T version and 260 miles for the Scat Pack version, so you can have lots of fun on the road between two charges. When the time does come and you need a recharge, you won’t spend much time plugged in. The battery can charge from 5% to 80% in only 30 minutes.

While these two models will soon be available on the market, Dodge has even more ambitious plans for the Charger EV’s future. Future models will use an 800-volt battery architecture, which will provide them with much more horsepower and extra range.

What Are Some Standout Tech Features on the New Dodge Charger EV?

The Charger EV also comes with impressive infotainment and safety technology. All models will have a 12.3-inch touch-screen interface featuring the Uconnect 5 infotainment system, making it easy to control all the Charger’s features. A large 16-inch digital gauge cluster with a heads-up display will also be available. This will allow the driver to get essential information without taking their eyes off the road. Wireless smartphone connectivity through Android Auto or Apple CarPlay will also be available.

Active safety systems are a must-have for any modern vehicle, especially for one as quick as the new Dodge Charger EV. Some of its standard safety features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection: It uses special sensors to detect an imminent collision with an object, pedestrian, or vehicle and alerts the driver. It also brakes automatically to limit the impact if it doesn’t sense an immediate response from the driver.
  • Adaptive cruise control: It makes highway driving easier and safer by keeping the Charger EV at a steady speed throughout your journey. It also adjusts the speed automatically to keep a driver-set distance between the Charger and the car in front.
  • Lane-keeping assistance: It lets the driver know if the Charger EV starts to drift out of its lane without the turn signal being activated. It can also make small steering corrections to take it back into its original lane.
  • Blind-spot warning: It warns the driver if another vehicle enters the Charger’s blind spot while changing lanes or reversing.

How To Get Even More Range From Your Dodge Charger EV

Although the Dodge Charger EV’s 317-mile electric range and 30-minute charging time should be enough for most situations, you can still do plenty of things to maximize the time spent between two recharges. Some of the most effective ways you can get more range from your Dodge Charger EV are:

  • Use regenerative braking: The Dodge Charger EV has an advanced regenerative braking system that helps capture kinetic energy every time it decelerates. You can significantly boost your range if you get used to letting this system slow you down instead of hitting the brakes.
  • Avoid taking it to the limit: Given all the power you have available with the new Dodge Charger EV, it’s only natural that you’ll want to use it as often as possible. However, if your goal is to improve your range, it may be best to choose your moments wisely and avoid taking it to the limit too often.
  • Don’t use any unnecessary features. While the Dodge Charger EV has plenty of useful interior features, such as heated seats and air conditioning, using them when they’re not needed can reduce your electric range without you getting any benefit from it. For instance, there’s no point in using your AC unit on a cool spring day.

Check out the New Dodge Charger EV at Meadowland of Carmel

The new all-electric Dodge Charger will be available soon and you’ll be able to see and experience it at Meadowland of Carmel. Check out our website for the latest updates and visit us to check it out for yourself once it’s available for sale. Our knowledgeable sales staff will answer all your questions and tell you everything you need to know so that you can make an informed purchasing decision. Contact us or visit our website to find out more.

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