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Couple sets drag-racing records in Tesla Model S and X

Their love is ludicrous (mode).

It's Tesla Model S versus Tesla Model X and husband versus wife as this couple takes to the drag strip for her first time.

Motorsports
NEDRA reviews Garlits' electric dragster runs, awards record [w/video]

The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) is the official book keeper for the battery-powered few that are successful in their quest for quicker quickness. It's pretty fastidious about getting all the facts and documentation together before engraving those records in stone, and so sometimes it takes a while before they dig out the ol' chisel and mallet. Case in point: the Domenick Yoney

Motorsports
Kristen Stacy nails new EV record in Lawless Hammerdown dragster [w/video]

Kristen Stacy is officially the quickest person on four battery-powered wheels. On Friday night at Virginia Motorsports Park just south of Richmond, Virginia, she swung the Lawless Industries dragster "Hammerdown" the quarter-mile length of the dragstrip in a blistering 7.89 seconds at 161.87 miles per hour. She then nailed down the NEDRA record with a backup run of 7.94 seconds at 1

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Assault & Battery guilty of breaking 1/4-mile drag racing record

In the case of "Assault & Battery" versus the Royal Purple Raceway, we find the defendant guilty of the breaking the record for the quickest quarter-mile in a door-slamming electric vehicle. Owned and operated by one Mr. John Metric – who just happens to be the current president of the National Electric Draging Racing Association (NEDRA) &n

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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 Weisblat, the man behind DragTimes.

Two Wheels
Mission R ride reveals why electric motorcycles rock

We've been smitten with the Mission R electric motorcycle from Mission Motors since it was first revealed at the tail end of 2010. It looks beautiful, both stripped down naked or

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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

IHRA officially recognizes electric vehicles, adopts drag racing rules

Good news for high-amperage types who want to run their battery-powered race machines at a local drag track. Working with the National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) has adopted rules for electric vehicles, giving track officials guidelines for pre-race inspections and allowing drivers to compete and set records on its tracks.

Two Wheels
Predator electric motorcycle sets new record with RC aircraft batteries

When we saw the Predator electric drag bike last Spring, it was rockin' a pair of Toyota Prius battery packs. While it ran the quarter-mile quicker as quick as a Tesla Roadster with a time of 12.40 seconds at 94 miles an hour, its quickness wasn't quite as impressive as its Predator-themed appearance. Well, now it is.

Lithium ion-powered ThunderStruck bike sets new speed record

In mid-February, an electric bike built by ThunderStruck Motors and Lithium Technology Corporation raced a 1/8 mile course in 7.169 seconds, setting a new record of 93 mph in the 96 volt class. The previous record was 78 mph.

Current Eliminator V sets new world speed record - 153.6 mph - for electric vehicles

Got a need for speed? Strap on a battery pack and his the track. That's the idea behind the Current Eliminator V, which set a new electric dragster world speed record in the National Hot Rod Association's (NHRA) Super Pro class of 153.6 mph at the Speedworld Motorplex drag strip in Tuscon last Saturday. The Current Eliminator V did the quarter-mile in 8.10 seconds at the hands of Dennis "Kilowatt" Berube. The dragster was powered by Altairnan

Electric drag racers open season next Friday

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