Published on March 1st, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro3
Video: An All-Electric Fiero Sets A New Class Record
So what better car to yank out the engine and replace it with an electric motor and battery pack? That’s what John Metric did to his ’84 Fiero, and over the past weekend, and in the process he set a new NEDRA class record of 9.89 seconds @ 134 MPH.
The world of electric vehicle drag racing has been slowly growing and includes an eclectic collection of cars and people as varied as the “Black Current” electric Beetle to the “Warp Factor II” EV Camaro. This summer promises to deliver a whole lot of EV racing action, and I plan to cover as much of it as I can. These full-body electrics are finally starting to delve into the single digit range, and while they’ve got a long way to go to catch up with Top Fuel dragsters, EV drag racers are bound to become a more common sight on the race track.
Source: Autoblog Green