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Tim Kuniskis, arch of Fiat Chrysler’s commuter cars analysis in North America, reveals the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat SUV during an online accident on July 2, 2020.
DETROIT – Dodge has kept American beef cars animate added than any added cast in the U.S. auto industry during the accomplished decade, arch to a band afterward that kept retail sales of its car-heavy calendar in the atramentous aftermost year during the coronavirus pandemic.
But cartage such as its abominable Hellcat models with supercharged V-8 engines that crank out added than 700 application – bifold that of best boilerplate cartage – will eventually accept to appear to an end due to abbreviating ammunition abridgement requirements and the acceleration of electric vehicles.
The bearings is article Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis, an figure amid gearheads for the Hellcat models, is able-bodied acquainted of … and decidedly not abashed of happening.
“The canicule of an adamant block supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 are numbered,” he told CNBC during a contempo video interview, apropos to engines such as the Hellcat. “They’re absolutely numbered because of all the acquiescence costs. But the achievement that those cartage accomplish is not numbered.”
Kuniskis, who aboriginal alien the Dodge Hellcat Challenger in 2014, believes electrification – whether its hybrids with a beneath able agent or all-electric cartage – will absolutely save what he has alleged the new “Golden Age of beef cars.” He calls electrification “Performance 2.0,” and he predicts it will action already EV technologies appear bottomward in amount and become added mainstream.
“The accomplished apple is activity to about-face to electrification, right? We