Electric Powered Odyssey® Battery BIGFOOT #20 to Debut at SEMA

(Reading, Pennsylvania – Odyssey Battery PR) – EnerSys® will debut the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT #20 Monster Truck, the world’s first electric monster truck manufactured by BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc., at the SEMA Show at 2 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at ODYSSEY® battery Booth 24967 in Central Hall. The SEMA Show will run from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

ODYSSEY® batteries by EnerSys, a primary sponsor of the 2012 BIGFOOT 4×4, Inc. monster truck team, provided 36 ODYSSEY® PC1200 batteries to power the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck. The new truck will be under a tarp at the ODYSSEY® battery booth until its unveiling on Tuesday.

Odyssey Battery and BIGFOOT are teaming up to bring you the first electric powered monster truck!

The ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck carries a custom-designed 2012 fiberglass body and includes a battery-powered electric motor, which was designed and built by Dennis Berube of Phoenix to wield high-horsepower and high-RPM capabilities. Three banks of 10 ODYSSEY® batteries will power the engine for a total of 360 Volts. The additional six ODYSSEY® batteries will power the brakes and steering systems. Other custom features include onboard battery chargers and variable-speed programmable speed controller.

Each of the 36 ODYSSEY® PC1200 batteries that power the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck weighs 38.2 pounds, but provides 1,200 five-second pulse hot cranking amps (PHCA), as well as 540 cold-cranking amps (CCA), 78 minutes of reserve capacity and 400 cycles of deep cycle capability at 80 percent depth of discharge (DOD).

“We’ve been sponsoring BIGFOOT® monster trucks for almost 10 years,” said Dave McMullen, director of commercial marketing for specialty and UPS markets at EnerSys®. “The punishing conditions of a monster truck race are a perfect demonstration of ODYSSEY® batteries at their rugged best. We are particularly excited to be part of the world’s first battery-powered monster truck, and are proud of BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc.’s confidence in our batteries that they play such a crucial role in the truck’s performance.”

“ODYSSEY® batteries have helped our team to win more than 20 monster truck championships,” said Jim Kramer, vice president of research, technology and driver development of BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc. “We’re happy to have ODYSSEY® batteries as a partner in the development of the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT No. 20 Monster Truck. Developing a custom electric monster truck is part of our efforts to keep up with ever-changing technology. For now, the ODYSSEY® Battery BIGFOOT® No. 20 Monster Truck will be used in static displays and parades, but as we become more experienced with the electric power unit, battery maintenance, controller adjustments, drive lines and weather, our fans may just see it perform car crushes or even compete in monster truck shows.”

About EnerSys®

EnerSys®, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures, distributes and services reserve power, motive power and starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. SLI batteries are used for trucks and buses, passenger cars, boats, personal watercraft, ATVs, motorcycles and garden tractors. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from more than 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. For more information about EnerSys® and its ODYSSEY® batteries, visit www.enersys.com or www.ODYSSEYbattery.com.


  1. BigDMonsterTrucks says

    i dont like the idea of a electric monster truck

  2. BigDMonsterTrucks says


  3. what is with bigfoot lately… they run ford and chevy, and now electric trucks? they are getting weird.

  4. BigDMonsterTrucks says

    i agree with you robo

  5. Alexzand98 says

    that’s not a great idea at all

  6. Will it even make the awesome noise as a real truck? Or will it have the speed of a real truck?

  7. THEWATTTT????? says


  8. I think this is a good thing. a push forword in technology

  9. BigDMonsterTrucks says

    itll eventually run out of power

  10. Why do we need to change is what I am asking, what is wrong with the now a days monster trucks. Monster trucks are monster trucks because of the Loud engine, the smell of the methanol and of burning rubber, why do we need to change this? This is taking the MONSTER out of Monster trucks.

  11. BigDMonsterTrucks says

    bravo dylan bravo

  12. Why not? Seems interesting.

  13. Lol BigD are you being a smart a** or do you actually mean it? xD

  14. BigDMonsterTrucks says

    i mean it. monster trucks are meant to be loud and smell like ethonal. i go to them every year in arkansas. its awesome.

  15. I guess POWER WHEELS BIGFOOT was a prophecy, not just a TOY for backyards. This is NOT cool, it is a corporate tool for a battery company. If you want to innovate, make the current Bigfoot faster and win more races against GRAVEDIGGER and the Mopar brothers. How about pushing towards getting FORD back as a sponsor? That would be a good idea.
    Bigfoot is getting real flaky.

  16. I think its a great idea to try something new, because most of the time people are to afraid of trying something new . The reaction will be always awesome. IT’s good verus the ugly.Way to go Bigfoot show them who is the BOSS of monster trucks. I ‘ve seen monster trucks start out in late ’70s up to the present time, it doesn’t hurt to try new ideas.

  17. You guys are bein too harsh…I think its a great idea. Im sure its not gonna “change” the MT world, it probably wont even be raced competitively, more for show and displays…Who better to try this than Mr. Monster Truck Bob Chandler. Go Bigfoot Nation!

  18. its cool to try something, but this better not be what monster trucks are going to be in the future.

  19. peter tuttle says

    i don’t see this as a feasable idea for trying to compete with. car crushes maybe, but it i’ll use up to much power to race.

  20. Why are any of you angry? It’s an experiment in engineering! And why are you worried about this being the future of the sport? Why would that happen? Bigfoot 10 was a one off. Bigfoot is known for that. STOP HAVING AN OPINION!

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