These are some pictures that Sandy and I have taken of electric cars. We start with the building of CRELETRC and move into some of the EV races that we've been to.
This is our car up on jacks at Eyeball Engineering (Ed Rannberg's
shop) in Fontana.
Here's a shot under the hood of our car with the electric motor
installed before the other electronics and batteries were installed.
Sandy is a member of the Women's Electric Racing and Education
International Team (WE'RE IT!). This a picture of the team at the '93
Phoenix APS 500. Sandy has a WE'RE IT! page under construction.
The point of an Electrathon race is to see how many laps one can
make around a closed course in one hour using only 65 lbs of "deep
cycle" lead-acid batteries. Vehicles are restricted to using 15 inch
bicycle-style tires. A "high-priced" effort costs around $2,000 to
build, can be transported in a small pickup, minivan or station wagon,
and costs pennies to race. Let's not forget, this is real racing!
Start of electrathon race in the Diamond Bar AQMD parking lot on Earth
Day, 1995. 3 of the 5 cars were built and driven by high-school students!
Electrathons racing in the Diamond Bar AQMD parking lot on Earth Day,
1995. These two vehicles placed 1 and 2 in the order that they are shown.
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