By Juan Torres
Production Tesla Model S Plaids routinely run 9-second ETs at dragstrips. Electric-powered cars routinely compete at drifting events. Electric SUVs will compete in the 2022 Race of Champions series. Electric powertrains are proving their performance. Although still in its relative infancy, the electric motorsports market is on the rise. Savvy professionals will be able to see key players in the EV racing and performance space, including OEMs, builders and suppliers, by visiting the new EV Performance Zone at the 2021 PRI Trade Show.
The EL1 Pro Drift Camaro and MRE Racing Super Late Model will be among the electric race cars displayed in the new EV Performance Zone at the 2021 PRI Trade Show.
Taking place December 9-11, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, the PRI Trade Show will include for the first time an area dedicated to electric race and performance vehicles, specialty EV builders and EV component suppliers.
“The PRI Trade Show is about embracing new technologies and helping the industry stay ahead of trends,” said Dr. Jamie Meyer, PRI president. “Electric vehicles are an important emerging trend in the performance and racing industries, and PRI Trade Show attendees will be able to see firsthand the latest in EV tech and advanced electric-powered vehicles while at the Show in Indianapolis.”
Located in the Wabash Ballrooms 1-3, the EV Performance Zone will feature electric race vehicles and components, as well as experts from leading companies in the performance EV space.
“The EV Performance Zone will showcase a comprehensive collection of electric race vehicles and related products,” said Meyer. “This is going to be the best place to learn about the rising market segment and discover how your company can take advantage of it.”
The 2021 PRI Trade Show marks the motorsports industry’s first and largest in-person business gathering since the pandemic. Exhibitors will showcase the latest products, services, machinery, simulation and testing technologies, and trailers, for the racing industry in a single location. PRI encompasses all forms of motorsports and attracts attendees from all 50 states and all over the world, including professional race teams, retail shops, warehouse distributors, engine builders, fabricators, dealers, installers, jobbers and media.