Dodge Charger will be discontinued as company shifts to electric vehicles

The Dodge Charger is widely known as a legendary muscle car that has appeared in films like “The Fast and The Furious” and graced the small screen in “The Dukes of Hazzard.” However, that legend is about to die.

Auto company is “celebrating the end of an era”

Breitbart reported on Tuesday that the 2023 Charger and Dodge Challenger will be the final versions to roll off production lines.

It noted that Dodge’s parent corporation, Stellantis, announced plans earlier this week to halt production of both cars as the company focuses on making the transition to electric vehicles.

Tim Kuniskis is a Dodge brand chief executive officer, and he was quoted as saying, “We are celebrating the end of an era — and the start of a bright new electrified future — by staying true to our brand.”

Kuniskis went on to add that “the brand will mark the last of our iconic Charger and Challenger nameplates in their current form in the same way that got us here, with a passion both for our products and our enthusiasts that drives us to create as much uniqueness in the muscle car community and marketplace as possible.”

A statement from Stellantis explained that it plans to make available commemorative versions of both soon-to-be discontinued cars.

“The Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger, in current form, are coming to an end, and the Dodge brand is seizing the opportunity to celebrate in true, over-the-top Dodge style,” it said.

“The Dodge 2023 lineup will pay homage to the muscle car pair with seven special models, the return of a rainbow of heritage colors, an expansion of SRT Jailbreak models, a commemorative ‘Last Call’ underhood plaque for all 2023 Charger and Challenger vehicles and a new, customer-focused vehicle allocation process,” the statement went on to add.

Biden administration pushes electric vehicles

The Biden administration has been touting electric vehicles, Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg telling Capitol Hill lawmakers last month that high gas prices will promote their use.

“The more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles,” Fox News quoted him as saying.

The network reported that Republican members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee were unimpressed with what Buttigieg had to say.

“It would take four times as much electricity to charge the average household’s cars as the average household uses on air conditioning,” Rep. Thomas Massie pointed out.

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