OPTIMA Batteries Celebrates Success of Inaugural Electrified Off-Street Rally at King of the Hammers
MILWAUKEE – OPTIMA Batteries, a subsidiary of Clarios, not too long ago celebrated the success of its first-ever electrified off-road automobile occasion. The occasion, often called OPTIMA Unplugged, was held through the King of the Hammers race week in Johnson Valley and was open to all electrical automobiles which are able to off-road journey. The occasion was made potential with the assist of companions DCE, Volta Energy Techniques and Autel Energy.
OPTIMA Unplugged was a poker-run model rally the place members had been capable of discover the attractive and rugged terrain of Johnson Valley in their very own electric vehicles. The 20-mile path drive was designed to be an entry-level off-road journey and didn’t require any automobile modifications. Nevertheless, all-wheel drive automobiles had been a requirement for the rally. The occasion was professionally guided by expert drivers Tanner Foust, Christopher Polvoorde, and Michael Weiss to boost the expertise for the electrified group.
“Our aim for this occasion was to carry collectively like-minded people and assist the electrified group navigate the off-road world,” stated Cam Douglass, Director of Advertising and marketing at OPTIMA Batteries. “We’re grateful to our companions and members for taking this essential first step with us and are excited to see how the EV off-road group develops over the approaching years.”
Clarios and Autel Power additionally partnered to offer eight Stage 2 quick chargers for all EVs and HEVs in want of charging all through the King of the Hammers race week. “At Clarios, we’re dedicated to the evolving way forward for transportation and the position EVs will play,” stated Tom Downie, Vice President of Communications at Clarios. “Our partnership with Autel Power to offer electrical automobile charging stations is a testomony to our dedication and we’re proud to play a task in bringing collectively the on a regular basis EV homeowners and the intense off-road racing world to advertise accountable and sustainable practices within the off-road racing trade.”
Along with the rally, attendees had the chance to trip with Dave Cole on this planet’s first totally electrical Ultra4 race automobile. The occasion additionally featured the OPTIMA Batteries Overland Rivian R1S and R1T with Energy Stations trailers that had been debuted on the 2022 SEMA Present, in addition to a various group of electric-reliant automobiles such because the Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Ford Lightning, Tesla-swapped off-road automobiles, Tanner Foust’s off-road racing VW ID4, and plenty of extra.
OPTIMA Unplugged marked the primary electrified automobile occasion at King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California.