The days of the massive and burly V-eight could quickly be above, judging by current remarks produced by Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis.

In an interview with CNBC published final week, Kuniskis stated the days of supercharged V-8s like Dodge’s Hellcat engines are numbered, but thanks to electrification the kind of efficiency the engines supply is right here to stay—and probably to increase. Just appear at the crazy numbers Tesla’s new Model S Plaid+ guarantees.

Tim Kuniskis

Tim Kuniskis

The demise of the Hellcat engines will not be since the industry is demanding it, even though. Regardless of becoming a lot more than a decade previous, Dodge’s Challenger and Charger proceed to promote at close to record ranges, such as the Hellcat versions which have racked up “well over” 50,000 income in the previous 5 many years, in accordance to Kuniskis.

Rather, he blamed compliance charges as the purpose for the eventual demise of the engines, notably the want to modify them to meet the most recent emissions laws. We have previously began to see this with the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat, which will be phased out shortly because its engine will not meet new EVAP emissions specifications for the 2022 model 12 months in the Durango’s platform.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

In his interview with CNBC, Kuniskis stated electrification, which covers the two hybrids and battery-electrical automobiles, will hold the efficiency dream alive, and he expects the value to come down as the engineering gets to be a lot more mainstream. He also stated Dodge will stick to its emphasis of “American muscle” underneath the ownership of new mother or father Stellantis.

“The total planet is going to shift to electrification,” he stated. “The total world’s going (to) get there and when it does, the value stage of that engineering is going to come down.”

2021 Dodge Challenger

2021 Dodge Challenger

It truly is not the very first time that we have heard of Dodge going the electrification route. Mike Manley as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles (he is now head of Stellantis North America) hinted in 2019 at downsized engines aided by electrification for the following Challenger and Charger. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has also stated that all new versions the organization launches will attribute some kind of electrification.

If you nevertheless have gasoline in your veins, you possibly will not like to hear that inner-combustion engines could be phased out altogether in tiny a lot more than a decade. Some nations are committed to banning the sale of non-electrified automobiles as early as 2030, and Standard Motors just final week stated it has a purpose of getting rid of inner-combustion engines from all of its light-duty automobiles (automobiles, SUVs and trucks) by 2035.