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Mar 27

The Bigfoot Electric Monster Truck

Posted in Electric Cars | Transportation

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Some Friday fun… we discovered this intriguing electric beast while covering this week’s Vancouver Auto Show. It’s not really going to do much to help the environment, but we think it’s kind of neat that many manufacturers are jumping on the electric vehicle bandwagon. If anything this could help expose new technologies to a completely new audience. That said, isn’t a large part of the thrill of monster trucks in the noise and smoke, etc? Definitely a Monster Truck Librarians everywhere can endorse. Scroll down below the photos for a video of it in action, as it quietly crushes a car.

The DC Motor was Hand-built by Dennis Berube of Electrified Motorsports. The info sheet at the show said it has a 30 Battery/360 Volt PowerPack system with variable speed programmable speed controller. High Horsepower, High RPM capabilities. We couldn’t find much more technical info on the Bigfoot Website.

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Photos by Alex Ramon

Watch the video:

What do you think? Ridiculously awesome, or just ridiculous? Leave your comments below…

  • Paul Brown

    I just wonder when we’ll start seeing electric hybrid pickups in a market where torque is king. Could be a while given the conservative mindset of many truck buyers. Still, Bigfoot brings a whole new perspective!

  • Pieter Siegers

    Just ridiculous.