Inspiring ingenuity, sparking interest in science
What is Electrathon America?
We're an organization that provides hands on opportunities for participants to learn about STEM principles as they design and build an electric vehicle for competition. Interested in joining? Check our our join us page for more details.
The green flag is waved, and the race begins. The car starts with a maximum of 1000 Watt-hours of electrical energy. It's a competition of how efficiently a car and driver can travel with unpredictable traffic and a variable road course.
One hour after the green flag, the checkered flag is waved and the team car that traveled the farthest wins.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Electrathon America is partly funded through a modest membership fee of $30 for the first team vehicle, and $15 for each vehicle thereafter of the same team. Event entry fees range from free and up, averaging around $25.00 per car.
The cost of vehicle parts & materials varies widely because we don't tell members what to buy. Things like frame material, system voltage, motor type, battery, etc. are up to the designer. Typical vehicle costs from new parts will likely fall between $2000 (scratch built) and $5000 (a kit). Building from used parts can save significantly. We also offer a resources page that lists companies and products to help get started.
Be a part of something great!
To minimize cost to participants, donations to Electrathon Foundation are distributed in the form of scholarships, grants, strategic events and more.
EVENT SCHEDULE & RACE RESULTS
Select an event to view details, including event results and host contact details.
If unclear, encourage the host to send us clarification to update the posting.
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TIPS for event coordinators: communicate event details to others by sharing this page with updated events.
BECOME AN EVENT HOST
Study the event host planning details in the Handbook.
Complete & submit to Electrathon America at firstname.lastname@example.org:
On event day, run the event according to the Event/Host rules section of the Electrathon America Handbook.