The SEMA Electrified section will be expanded this year.
The annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) Show usually plays host to some of the most outrageous builds and modded rides you can find, attracting both smaller tuning houses and larger brands alike. The usual limits imposed upon automakers when developing production-bound models are lifted at SEMA, for better or worse.
Unfortunately, this year's SEMA Show lost some of its luster when several prominent automakers pulled out of the event earlier this year. That list includes Ford, Honda, Hyundai, and General Motors. But could electric vehicles save the day? It's possible as an expanded SEMA Electrified section is set to highlight the 2022 edition of the show.
With EV market share continuing to rise, it only makes sense for these emission-free cars to have more of a presence at the event. The North Hall section will have an exhibit area featuring the latest EV products, technologies, and conversions.
"The EV aftermarket is evolving quickly and continues to change; we're curating a unique collection of the latest products related to electric vehicles and the aftermarket," said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. "SEMA Electrified will help businesses see the latest trends and understand how the EV market has evolved. Visitors will gain an understanding of the advancements and opportunities for the future."
Recent SEMA Market Research showed that there are many opportunities in the aftermarket space for EVs such as accessorizing, developing parts to convert ICE vehicles to electric ones, and building new projects.
EVs and associated technologies have already started making an impact at SEMA. At last year's show, Ford revealed its F-100 Eluminator Concept, while a custom Honda S2000 at the same event eschewed its high-revving four-cylinder engine for an electric motor. For Tesla Model 3 or Ford Mustang Mach-E customers wanting to add a little more flavor to their rides, or simply to see what the EV space has on offer, the bigger and better SEMA Electrified section is the place to be.
The 2022 SEMA Show takes place in Las Vegas from November 1-4.