Dodge Will Lock Aftermarket Regulators From EVs
Since then avoid unveiled the Charger Daytona SRT concept, enthusiasts have been wondering if the company will allow its electric vehicle to be adapted for aftermarket.
Well, now we know the answer, and you might want to sit down and have a warm cup ready.
Talk to Muscle cars and trucks, Tim Kuniskis, CEO of Dodge, said: “We don’t want to lock the cars and say you can’t modify them. We just want to lock them down and say modify them through us so we know it was done right.”
Dodge’s CEO said there would be a desire to hack their EV system, but he wanted to “try to close that door before it opens,” that way the company can spend time “making it” making more edits for you instead of, literally, trying to take down hackers.”
You can purchase upgrades or “crystals” for the Dodge EV through the company’s Direct Connect and Power Broker programs.
Kuniskis sought to reassure potential buyers by saying that “the crystals are attached to the vehicle, to the VIN, to the ECM of that vehicle”, so all subsequent owners will can use all purchased upgrades for a particular vehicle.
Dodge has confirm some eStage . “crystals” for last year’s production version Daytona SRT EV sạc charging concept.
Chargers equipped with 400V electrical architecture can be upgraded from 340kW in base model to 370kW with eStage 1 “crystal” or 400kW with eStage 2 “crystal”. Upgradeable model from standard 440kW to 470kW or 500kW.
The automaker has yet to announce what upgrades will be available for cars equipped with the top 800V system. So far Stellantis has only confirmed that the car will be available in tunes up to 660kW.
Debuting in 2024, the new Dodge muscle car will be one of the first vehicles to use the STLA Grand Architecture, which will eventually underpin vehicles powered by Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Jeep. Battery offerings are said to range from 101 to 118 kWh, allowing for a maximum operating range of up to 800 km.
Although designed with the needs of electric powertrains in mind, the STLA Large is a “multi-power platform” that powers the internal combustion engine.
Regardless of speculation One day, inline-six engines will be offered in the Charger, Kuniskis said: “I could put an ICE engine in there. That doesn’t mean we will.”