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Electric Car Drag Racing: Rednecks Gone Green?

Electric cars — By on February 12, 2010 at 3:06 am
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Electric car drag racing!

While the rest of the country has NASCAR, here in the Pacific Northwest, we host the National Electric Drag Racing Association.  No gasoline here…. just great green racing experiences.

At the Portland International Raceway, people from all over come to cheer on their favorite EV at the electric car drag racing!

Are we in danger of seeing rednecks gone green?  Can you imagine saying to your friends, “Let’s all gather down at the track to watch some electric cars burn rubber….”

That day may not be too far off!

Electric drag racing includes something for everyone.  You can watch production EVs, conversion EVs and even electric motorcycles race to the finish.  And, lest you think that the races would be as exciting as watching paint dry… think again!  Speeds over 100 mph are regularly achieved, with a top record so far of 169 mph.

One of the primary purposes of NEDRA is to showcase the abilities and features of electric vehicles, and to change perceptions!  A relatively new organization, it is now an official chapter of the Electric Auto Association, since 2008.  According to its website:

NEDRA is a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle owners and drivers, individuals interested in promoting the sport of EV drag racing, EV parts suppliers, EV manufacturers and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals. Working together as a group, we put excitement into electric vehicle drag racing.

But enough talk!  You came here to watch some electric car racing!

Check out the famous White Zombie – a converted electric Datsun that can hold its own against a Tesla Roadster:

Electric car vs. a Ferrari?  Who would you place your money on?

Are these video clips changing your perception of electric cars?  Not so wimpy after all, are they!

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3 Comments

  1. Erica says:

    I find it a bit offensive that you refer to the drag racing segment of population in the redneck stereotype. Drag Racing is not inherently a redneck sport.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Erica, You’ll note that I do not cast aspersions on “rednecks” or any other groups in the post. The title is merely a bit of fun – nothing negative is said, nor implied.

  3. Sir Kipz says:

    I’m impressed that a redneck found the internet, let alone figured out how to spell properly…

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