OPTIMA announced its second Unplugged event powered by Clarios wrapped up after two days of trail rides, meeting new friends, entertainment and a record number of electrified vehicles off-roading.
Hosted during King of the Hammers in the OPTIMA Oasis at The Forty, the gathering of electrified enthusiasts was a chance for guests to see the capabilities of EV and hybrid vehicles during two days of trail rides in Johnson Valley, California.
The second annual event featured a variety of EVs including Rivian, Tesla, Ford, Jeep and Kia models. With 67 vehicles out on the trails, drivers could check out the terrain in iconic Johnson Valley while getting off-road tips from professional drivers and experts leading the rides like Tanner Foust, Justin Pawlak, Chris Forsberg, Luke Johnson and Matt Gaskins.
After Thursday’s beginner’s trail ride, Trailer Park Drift was presented by Tanner Foust, where professional drifter and off-road racer Amanda Sorensen took home the top prize, along with significant bragging rights.
Attendees were able to charge their vehicles utilizing Level 2 Wallbox chargers or Level 3 fast chargers. The zero-carbon renewable energy was provided by Renewable Innovations’ hydrogen-powered generator named the Mobile Energy Command – Hydrogen (MEC-H) and a solar-powered Mobile Energy Command – Solar (MEC-S).
Renewable Innovations’ MEC-H system stores up to 450 kWh and utilizes hydrogen to fuel generators that maintain its energy storage. The MEC-S generates 50 kW of peak power through two large solar wheels.
Attendees were treated to quintessential King of the Hammers entertainment like live bands, Tanner Foust’s Trailer Park Drift competition and opportunities to engage with leaders and influencers in the sustainable off-roading industry.
The OPTIMA Oasis, powered by renewable, clean energy, was a 10-acre private, gated facility where Unplugged attendees could camp, dine and hang out with other electrified off-road enthusiasts.
For more information on OPTIMA Unplugged, please visit the OPTIMA Batteries blog here.