Try to imagine: You’re driving your Tesla out for a long weekend in the Hamptons, but there’s a line at the charging station. It’s the nightmare scenario, but now there’s a solution: Bigfoot No. 20, the electric monster truck. Just take your sweet new rig over the top and no more waiting!
We know what you’ve been thinking: “Man, I love monster truck rallies. They may be my favorite thing in the whole wild world. But they’re not very green.” Well, Bigfoot No. 20 is here to prove that just because your feet are big, that doesn’t mean your carbon footprint has to be.
Gizmag had this to say:
A “green” car-stomping, metal-twisting, glass-shattering monster truck may seem like an oxymoron, but it’s also a reality. BIGFOOT, one of the most famous monster trucks in the world, has received an all-electric makeover. Bigfoot 4×4, Inc. teamed up with battery manufacturer EnerSys to create the ODYSSEY Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck, which is claimed to be the world’s first electric monster truck. We’ll just go ahead and call it E-BIGFOOT.
E-BIGFOOT uses 36 ODYSSEY PC1200 car batteries, thirty of which power the custom-built DC electric motor that was developed by Phoenix-based motor builder Dennis Berube. The motor puts out 350 horses and more than 800 lb-ft (1,085 Nm) of direct-drive torque.
OK, monster trucks might be the second most useless thing human beings have ever created — right after the steering wheel desk and the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer. But people dig them, lots of people, and the future just looks a little nicer if we can still have our bread, circuses, and bigfeet, too.
So electric monster trucks? Why the fuck not? Of course, early adoption is always risky. For now, I’ll stick with my hybrid.