Since 1997, the National Electric Drag Racing Association has been America’s official electric drag racing timekeeper and sanctioning organization. This year NEDRA is launching its inagural Points Championship Series, based on a bracket racing format that focuses on giving EV drivers a racing series they can compete in, whether they drive a stock Nissan LEAF […]
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While a lot of focus on electric motorsports sits with the newly-formed Formula E series, the National Electric Drag Racing Association has been silently and speedily setting records and going fast. The latest accomplishment out of NEDRA comes from President John Metric and his electric Miata, Assault & Battery, which laid down a low 9-second pass earlier this month.
While we’re still technically in the middle of winter, for racers of all kinds February feels like the final stretch of cold, wintery days. At the end of January the National Electric Drag Racing Association held its first drag race of the 2013 season, giving us a glimpse of what the Tesla Model S can do on the track. But what about the Chevy Volt? This video pits both green cars against each other, and the results aren’t what we’d call surprising.
Most electric vehicles are slow, practical affairs designed for a pedestrian life of going from point A to point B in a leisurely, efficient fashion. But not the Tesla Model S, a performance electric sedan that has the same acceleration as many supercars. Don’t believe us? Watch this video of a Model S sedan handily defeating a Dodge Viper SRT10 at the drag strip this past weekend.
The National Electric Drag Racing Association is set to kick-off its 2013 season this weekend at South Florida’s Palm Beach International Raceway! If you’re lucky enough to make it, DragTimes.com founder (and old friend from my RENNtech Karting days) Brooks Weisblat will be blasting down the track in his Tesla Model S, with Shawn Lawless and Andrew McClary also on-hand with their 4-motor Chevy S-10 and beautiful, all-electric Ford GT40 replica.
The history of General Motors is littered with almost-great cars that always seemed to come up short. The Pontiac Fiero is the perfect example, a lightweight, well-balanced mid-engine sports car that could have been a contender, had GM simply dropped a decent engine in it. But the 2.5 liter “Iron Duke” was underpowered and prone […]
Did you know that a year from today, the Mayans predicted the end of the world? True story! So I hope you’re planning on making 2012 your best year ever. In the mean time, here are some green news stories to brighten your day. Some of this morning’s highlights include the Adventures of PLUG, GM’s […]
Happy Hump Day! Halfway through the week, and the world of green news keeps on a spinnin’. Some of today’s highlights include a new record run for the Predator electric racing motorcycle, police ignoring crime because of high fuel prices and slashed budgets, and BYD finally starts selling EV’s in China.
Every day, Americans from all walks of life embark on a quest to build their very own electric car. Creig Freeman is just such an individual, building a performance EV based on the body of an old Pontiac Fiero. What started as a modest EV has become a performance vehicle with lofty ambitions. This is his story in his own words. -Ed.
I’ve been faithfully following the saga of Ron Adamwicz’s 100% electric 1981 Chevy Camaro, which aims to take the world by (quiet) storm. Even with just one motor going, Ron managed to take the Camaro to an 11.25 @ 107 mph! I first profiled Ron’s electric Camaro, the Team Hayin Warp Factor II EV Camaro, […]
In Middletown, CT, just off of Route 9 and a few blocks from downtown, a beast is being built. Even with over 1,500 ft-lbs of torque on tap though, you’ll never hear this 9-second, 1981 Chevy Camaro coming, because its 100% electric.