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    Video: Tesla Model S set to sizzle the drag strip, warms up the street [w/video]

    Members of the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) are getting ready to sizzle away the seasonal blahs at their Winter Florida Nationals this coming Sunday at the Palm Beach International Raceway. This year the event has been folded into a day of street racing set up by Brooks ...

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    Video: Killacycle battles Predator head-to-head, new record set

    The weather wasn't cooperative for the EV drag racing faithful at the recent Bookman's Spring Thaw, but with the largest assemblage of top machines and drivers on hand ever, even a little rain and wind couldn't completely get in the way of some battery-powered racing awesomeness. With the action ...

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    Video: DC Plasma is one fast Fiero, watch it set new record for electric doorslammers

    When Pontiac first conjured up the mid-engined Fiero back in 1984, its performance was also middling. John Metric has one such 2M4 (2 Seat, Mid-Engined, 4-Cyl) from its introductory year and he's fixed that problem. Dubbed "DC Plasma," his electrified example has just reduced the quarter-mile ...

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    Prius-powered Predator outruns mega-watt Rocket [w/VIDEO]

    When we met Shawn Lawless and his electric drag-racing super bike at last fall's Manufacturers Cup at the South Georgia Motorsports Park (SGMP), we were impressed by the record-setting Rocket with its powerful A123 battery. When we heard he was coming back for the Spring event along with Jeff ...

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    With Renagade, UPenn students create electric drag racing awesomeness

    UPENN Renegade – Click above to watch video after the jump
    A lot of Universities around the world have solar racing teams that build cool UFO-looking vehicles that compete with each other for speed and efficiency records. The University of Pennsylvania is not one of them. They used to be, ...

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    VIDEO: White Zombie sets quarter mile record with new lithium pack at Wayland Invitational V

    John Wayland's White Zombie – Click above to watch video after the jump
    In the 16 years since first electrifying a 1972 Datsun1200, John "Plasma Boy" Wayland has steadily made improvements to his street-legal machine, helping him set drag strip records on a relatively regular basis. This ...

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    Greenlings: Can racing really be green?

    Humans are competitive creatures who have raced against each other in one form or another for millennia. The practice that likely evolved from hunting and the struggle to survive has adapted to advances in technology over time, moving from foot races to eventually involve vehicles such as ...

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    Killacycle electrocutes its own quarter mile record [w/VIDEO]

    Its been a mixed year for the A123-sponsored Killacycle crew. On one hand, they've been involved with bringing an electric delivery truck to market and that's cool. On the racing hand, well, there hasn't been much to report. Although entered in the TTXGP, they were a disappointing no-show. An ...

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    Killacycle vs Mini-Me Killacycle at Wayland Invitational

    The Portland International Raceway should be a little quieter for the next couple of days as the Wayland Invitational kicks off with all kinds of electric vehicles ready to do battle on the drag strip. One of the more entertaining pairings may be a duel between the world's quickest electric ...

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    Red... Yellow... GREEN! Alternative vehicles take over drag strip

    Green means go. It's one of the first universal truths taught in school and it will be proven once again at the upcoming Santa Pod's Alternative Energy Race Day. According to Managing Director, David Lloyd Jones, "As a venue, we derive a great deal from Motorsport, so it's important that we do ...

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    Drag racing White Zombie gets some Oregon Public TV love

    There seems to have been a spate of posts here on ABG lately about electric vehicles running down the quarter mile strip. The Killacycle set a world record, the Tesla Roadster pulled down a respectable time and the Dodge EV prototype showed gave the Hemi-powered Dodge Challenger a go. Heck, we ...

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    VIDEO: Killacycle sets new record, takes back crown

    Click above for hi-res image of the Killacycle
    The A123-powered Killacycle crew are at it again and this time it's for keepsies. Although they've been making similarly speedy runs down the quarter-mile strip for some time, on the 23rd of October at the Bandimere Speedway they dotted their i's and ...

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    Fear the silent roar: Electric Dragin' electric car races hit San Diego in January

    All right EV-heads, the Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego is calling you out. In January 2008, the group is hosting Electric Dragin', a mostly silent, exhaust-free race for any vehicles that use electric drives. This means hybrids are A-OK, as are fuel cell vehicles, should anyone ...

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    Editorial: Fossil fuel's guilty pleasures and their green alternatives

    Flight. Drag racing. Radio controlled vehicles. Monster trucks, motocross... the list goes on and on. What list am I making? A list of activities or hobbies that could be considered by some to be environmentally irresponsible. Why? Let's examine some of them, starting with flight. Much has been ...


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