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Electrathon America Mission

UPDATED 08/24/2017
To inspire an interest in Science, Engineering, and Technology by involving participants in the design, construction, testing and development of competitive electric vehicles.

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Formed in California during the late 1980's, Electrathon America is a relatively low-cost Electric Vehicle (EV) design competition. With minimal constraints, participants have enourmous oppotunities to creatively apply the most current technology and learning styles in a team environment.

Competitors learn to design and build a highly efficient electric vehicle they can drive, with limited energy capacity. Each vehicle must pass a local inspection to compete. Competitions are held on various closed-loop courses and run for a one hour duration race. These events are held across North America for regional convenience. All events must be approved (sancitoned) by Electrathon America to insure consistency and compliance.

All applicable Vehicle Design Rules and Event Rules are captured and communicated through our on-line HANDBOOK which includes Design Tips to expedite learning for competitors, and event hosts.
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Electrathon America is is lead by a dedicated team of volunteer board of directors located from East coast to West coast. In addition, the organizations officers and contracted resources collect modest compensation in return for all they do to supprt the organization and it's members. Our team is focussed on representing the needs and expectations of active registered members, and generous sponsors.

The organization is funded through a modist membership fee, and sponsor contributions. Elctrathon America Foundation is a separate 501c3 entity offering a tax deductable way for individuals and companies to contribute to the educational success of Electrathon America student teams and events. Appreciation for donations may be expressed through web, newsletter and event advertising and campaigns.

Note that donations are generally not applied to the less needy "open class" competitors such as Adult and Corporate teams.

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08/18/2017: Dear Members and enthusiasts:
As you prepare for the upcoming race season, check here frequently for news and updates that will help you. The links (above) to "Contact Us" and "Board Members" have recently changed. Many improvements are coming, including a new website. Further updates will be posted here and/or e-mailed to registered Electrathon America members in the coming weeks.

Your questions and feedback are welcome,
Kirk Swaney
President, Electrathon America

Electrathon America Secretary Distributed updated forms to the Registered membership email disribution. They included the "Event Sanction request" and "Membership Registration & Renewal". These forms (or an updated revision) will replace the on-line versions by end of September 2017.

Replaced Event Calendar (link below) with a new version. Granted full access to Electrathon America Secretary & Treasurer for responsive updates.

Electrathon America officially finished it's physical move and began working out of it's new headquarters location. See contact details to come visit us!

Completed updates and published the new Electrathon America HANDBOOK under the Rule Book & Forms link above. A notification e-mail will be sent to all registered Electrathon America members shortly.

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Once it is approved, your event will be added to the

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