Dodge is fully committed to electrification, with the next-gen 2025 Dodge Charger muscle car lineup featuring primarily fully-electric powertrains. These new Chargers will include a limited set of downsized gas engine options, notably lacking the traditional V-8. This shift has sparked debate over whether the new gas I-6 and fully-electric Chargers qualify as “true” muscle cars. As Dodge’s new CEO tackles the challenge of establishing the legitimacy of these new models, the automaker is also cautiously expanding its electrification efforts. Currently, Dodge offers only a plug-in hybrid version of its newly introduced Hornet compact SUV. However, this could soon change, as a video on a corporate webpage hints at a new electric Dodge SUV.

In a press release detailing upcoming updates and new technologies for next-gen, software-defined vehicles from the Stellantis group (which includes Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati), a three-minute video featured a brief glimpse of an intriguing vehicle rendering. The vehicle in the video appears to be the outline of the new Dodge Hornet SUV overlaid on a fully-electric vehicle platform, equipped with a central sled-like battery pack and e-motors on the axles. This suggests a potential electric Hornet SUV, although Dodge has not officially announced or teased such a model yet.

The Stellantis video showed this Hornet EV transitioning from what appears to be the upcoming Jeep Recon EV design. The Recon EV, which is not meant to be an electric Wrangler but rather a slightly more comfortable and differently packaged vehicle, is set to ride on the adaptable STLA-Large platform. A future Wrangler EV is likely to be based on the more off-road-oriented STLA-Frame setup.

The Recon EV is expected to be equipped for overland and off-road duties, featuring electronic locking differentials, skid plates, tow hooks, beefy tires, and Jeep trademarks like removable doors. In contrast, if a Dodge Hornet EV is indeed coming and based on the Recon EV, it will likely be more street-oriented with its unique features.

Stellantis already offers the Maserati Grecale SUV as an EV under the Folgore trim, though it’s not on the same platform as the Hornet. The Maserati Grecale Folgore boasts an estimated range of about 250 miles, with a powerful 550 hp and 604 lb-ft of torque. As for the potential Hornet EV, we have reached out to Dodge for more information and will update when we hear back.