Electrathon America

ELECTRATHON is a type of ELECTRIC MARATHON in which the winner is determined by how far you go in a certain time with a given amount of battery power. ELECTRATHON AMERICA class competition uses specific design rules to ensure safe and fair competition. ELECTRATHON AMERICA events are held around the country and is an exciting new environmentally progressive sport.

To drive electrically powered vehicles as far as possible for one hour on a closed loop course using limited electrical energy.

To provide a forum where skill and ingenuity may be displayed, compared and tested.

To improve public awareness and understanding of efficient alternative electric vehicles.

To create an affordable sport defined by established rules in which groups and Individuals can participate competitively and safely.

NOTE: There are other Electrathon events held around the country which use rule sets similar to, but not the same as, Electrathon America Rules. These should not be confused with Electrathon America sanctioned events which use the Electrathon America Design and Event Rules.


Electrathon America vehicles are single person, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency, electric vehicles with three or four wheels. They must meet specific design and safety rules. They are powered by deep cycle lead acid battery packs not exceeding a specified weight limit (see Vehicle Design Rules section of the latest Handbook for current weights). Only sealed lead acid batteries will be allowed. See the design rules for specific battery information.


Membership is open to any individual, club or educational institution complying with the event and vehicle regulations.

West Point, Nebraska