One of the most viral videos in the auto world is the one showing the "White Zombie" electric drag-strip car, a mild mannered white Datsun converted to an unexpected drag-strip giant slayer.
Now an organization has created in the eastern United States to encourage and organize the emerging sport of drag racing between electric cars, electric motorcycles, and even electric trucks. The main goal of the East Coast Electric Drag Racing Association (ECEDRA) is "to see more Electric Vehicles setting records on the Drag Strip."
The group hopes to help individuals have access to EVs, foster EV racing teams, and to promote overall use of electric cars.
The ECEDRA hopes to help local groups establish chapters along the East Coast, and collectively proomote EV racing everywhere east of the Mississippi River.
The association plans to stage electric-car drag race events, membership drives, local promotional efforts, and public awareness initiatives to encourage amateur racers and others to build electric cars.
The ECEDRA was formed to provide safe competition in electric racing, encourage the growth of the sport, and facilitate partnerships among racers, EV part suppliers, and tracks throughout the East Coast.
The group has organized safety rules, regulations, and classifications for electric vehicle drag racing. ECEDRA also sanctions racing events and charity drives.
Or as the organizers say, "We at the ECEDRA are all about speed and fun!"
And there you have it.
News In Your Inbox