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Time for some EV fun time in Florida! The Florida Electric Auto Association (FLEAA), in conjunction with Vectrix and AC Propulsion, will be hosting the 3rd Annual "Battery Beach Burnout," an EV competition, in Miami, FL at Countyline Dragway January 25th and 26th.

Training technicians for future hybrid and EV applications needs to start now. The students at Shenandoah Valley Governor's School in Virginia are busy converting a 1981 Porsche 911 and a 1971 Datsun 240Z to electric power. Both cars recently took home trophies from the Battery Beach Burnout, an electric-car drag race and show.

The Battery Beach Burnout is on for next weekend at Moroso Motorsports Park in West Palm Beach, Florida. The event is the season opener for the National Electric Drag Racing Association and is sponsored by Vectrix scooters. Drag racing starts Friday evening, and the schedule includes autocross, scootercross and EV show 'n shine. Sunday wraps up the event with an Electric Auto Association conference hosted by the Florida EAA chapter.