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The Dodge Charger Daytona SRT EV Concept divided the model’s fans. For starters, Charger fans were delighted to see a two-door muscle car shape emerge after years of LD-platform sedans. However, the all-electric Charger Concept also flaunted its faux muscle antics with a chambered exhaust system producing a manufactured idle and rev soundtrack. Well, the latest developments suggest the 2025 Dodge Charger EV might vibrate like a V8, per a recent patent.

Dodge seems hell-bent on keeping the muscle car spirit alive in the 2025 Dodge Charger EV

The 2025 Dodge Charger, at least the electrified version, will likely offer some production variation of the Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system from the Daytona SRT concept. However, a recent patent suggests that the upcoming Charger EV could also mimic the feedback and vibrations of the outgoing models’ sorely missed library of V8s. 

The patent, which Stellantis filed, outlines an “Active Vibration Enhancement” (AVE) system. AVE produces vibrations at specific locations throughout the vehicle. In theory, the system could generate muscle car-esque vibrations and transmit vital tactile feedback to drivers where there would otherwise be nothing. Paired with the “Active Sound Enhancement” (ASE), the 2025 Dodge Charger could sound and vibrate much more like an old-school muscle car than other sober EVs.

A new Dodge Charger shows off its front-end styling.
The new Dodge Charger | Stellantis

As for the previously mentioned Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust system, the patent outlines an “Exhaust Sound Enhancement” (ESE) system. The ESE will likely become the production version of that Fratzonic system from the Charger Daytona SRT EV.  

Before you dismiss it as silliness akin to the 2024 Ford Mustang GT’s remote rev facility, it could have a safety function. According to Mopar Insiders, the AVE, ASE, and ESE systems could have pedestrian safety applications. Near-silent EVs pose a unique hazard to pedestrians. However, the systems could alert pedestrians and nearby bicyclists.

Seems like a win-win, right? Admittedly, the AVE system and chambered exhaust won’t replace the holistic experience of driving a petrol-swilling 6.4L HEMI V8-powered Charger. However, Dodge and Stellantis seem serious about replicating some of the tactile and auditory experiences of driving a sports sedan.