Hi, welcome to my new lore company…
Charge Motors was founded in 1928, by 2 brothers who built small trucks and tractors in Ferndale, Washington. They started making cars based off the light truck frames in the late 30’s, and released their 1st true car in 1945 after the war ended. Charge has continued making cars to this day, and has a relatively strong lineup ranging from small city cars up to full-sized trucks.
Fullsize truck- Unit
I will update this thread with new cars/facelifts, or simply post cars from this history of the company.
Here is my 1st, the 2018-Present Charge Unit.
1st NEW VEHICLE
The unit is a large truck, which started production in 2018. It sells decently, and ranges from a basic V6 model all the way up to a 5.3 V8. All models feature a chassis built from corrosion resistant steel, McPherson strut front suspension and solid axle rear. The starting price for the truck is $27500.
Built for builders and craftsmen, this is the most rough and ready truck in the range. It features plastic cladding, bumpers and steel wheels for maximum durability and minimum price. The truck features a 252BHP 3.8L V6 and a 6 speed advanced automatic gearbox. It is RWD. This model costs $27500
The classic is a more premium styled truck. It features alloy wheels and uprated interior compared to the WorkForce. The buyer can also choose from a bigger pallete of colours, as opposed to the simple black, white or gray of the previous model. Body coloured pieces make this truck perfect for a casual user, who just wants a truck to daily drive and carry some light gear, and maybe tow a trailer. It is not built for offroad as it is RWD as well. This trim would cost $30700
This is the 1st trim in the lineup which is equipped with the “Heavy duty” pack. This includes an extended cab and 324BHP 5.3 OHC V8 engine. The premium trim has chrome bumpers and fascia, as well as premium interior and radio. The Extended cab allows up to 5 passengers rather than 2 as in the short cab versions. As this truck is not off road focussed, it loses the manual locker for a more smooth LSD, paired to a 4 wheel drive system. The buyer gains access to the full roster of colours, and can choose a beautiful metallic colour free of charge. This truck would cost $41000.
This trim is very similar to the premium, except its more utility focussed. This trim gains tow mirrors, restores the locking diff, this time with 4 wheel drive, shortens the gear ratios and adds the tow hitch for free. This truck would cost $40400.
The current king of the Unit range is the CPD pro. Focussing more on offroad and driving experience than the 2 previous models, this car gains sports interior, offroad wheels and tires and suspension tuned by CPD, the Charge Performance Divison. The car has a more sporty appearance, with 4X4 logos and body coloured bumpers. Another big feature is the 7 speed DCT gearbox, which enhances performance and driving fun. This truck would cost $41200
However, there are 2 new trims of this truck in the making, spyshots have revealed a SUV version as well as another offroad performance version.