Sep 26

CTEK to feature latest creation from Johan Eriksson at SEMA 2017

The Charger RTR will be unveiled by Eriksson in the CTEK booth

Charger RTRCTEK, the Swedish maker of advanced battery chargers/maintainers, will feature the latest creation from famed Swedish customizer Johan Eriksson – a radical Dodge Charger RTR – at their booth (#24943) at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show.

Eriksson describes this project as his most extreme to date, in both performance and design. The Charger RTR is a continuation of the radical thinking that made Eriksson’s earlier Dodge the hit of the 2013 SEMA show and went on to win numerous awards worldwide.

The Charger RTR will be unveiled by Eriksson in the CTEK booth on Tuesday, October 31, at 2 p.m. In addition, Eriksson will be on hand for “Meet the Builder” sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, and Thursday, November 2, to discuss his work and answer questions from the audience. The 2017 SEMA Show will be held in Las Vegas from October 31 to November 3, 2017.

In addition to Eriksson, CTEK will also have 2015 Formula Drift Champion Fredric Aasbo in their booth on Tuesday, October 31 to meet fans and sign autographs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“We think it is especially appropriate that CTEK – the world’s leading name in automotive battery chargers – will have a ‘Charger’ in it’s SEMA booth,” said Bobbie DuMelle, executive vice-president of CTEK North America.

The RTR features a high-performance V-10 engine from a Dodge Viper equipped with twin turbochargers, generating approximately 1500 hp. The car also features a powerful Pioneer hi-fi system consisting of 9 amplifiers to power 21 speakers and subwoofers that is driven by four AGM batteries. A bank of four CTEK MXS 25EC chargers/maintainers are used to keep the batteries in top condition.

Eriksson grew up in the Värmland, Sweden, with a strong attraction to the American muscle car culture, primarily Mopar (Chrysler) products, with their big engines and high horsepower. Eriksson has built several acclaimed cars in different categories over the years, but it has been his recent 1996 Dodge Viper GTS and black Dodge Charger that have garnered him international acclaim.

“Johan is a visionary who is constantly looking for new challenges and the RTR is the culmination of his creative efforts,” said DuMelle. “His craftsmanship and desire for the ultimate in performance reflect CTEK’s company culture.”

With his 10th victory this year, Fredric Aasbo became the driver with the most wins in Formula Drift history. He won the championship in 2015 and finished second in 2016. He is currently in contention for the title this year. CETK sponsors Aasbo and his Papadakis Racing Team, and they are enthusiastic users of CTEK chargers.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, CTEK was formed by Creator Teknisk Utveckling AB, a leading Swedish industrial design consulting firm. A major battery manufacturer hired Creator for research and development of batteries and later for research on a new system of battery chargers. CTEK emerged from the innovative charging solutions that were developed to meet the requirements for maintenance of this new generations of batteries.

For further information on the complete range of CTEK Battery Chargers and accessories, please visit smartercharger.com.


• CTEK is a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries.

• CTEK is a world leading authority on battery technology, battery chargers and battery care and has built a reputation for being first to market with new products.

• CTEK chargers use patented technology to ensure that chargers condition, charge, and maintain all types of lead-acid and lithium (LiFePO4) batteries quickly, simply and safely.

• CTEK supplies chargers to the world’s most recognized manufacturers including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls- Royce.

source: Harry Hurst, hbmadv.com