28 Dec '11, 1pm

Electric Drag Racing Now Embraced By The IHRA

Electric Drag Racing Now Embraced By The IHRA

Both the IHRA and the NHRA now have classes for two and four-wheeled electric vehicles in their latest competition rules. Electric drag racers like the VW Beetle-based Black Current III or the Datsun 1200-based White Zombie are the perfect response to those who think all electric cars are slow and uninteresting, and both can serve as examples of why electric vehicles are ideally suited to drag racing. The White Zombie has turned a quarter mile in 10.258 seconds 123.79 mph, while the Black Currant III has run a 9.51 second pass at 135 miles per hour. To put that in perspective, a Bugatti Veyron runs the quarter mile in 10.2 seconds, at 142.9 mph. While we may be a few years off from electric drag racing as a televised sport, the inclusion by both the NHRA and now the IHRA is an important first step. If you want to see it grow, be sure to support NEDRA in its efforts to rais...

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