OUR FIRST CIRCUIT, SINCE 2007
Electrathon America was first formed in California during the late 1980's as an Electric Vehicle platform to educate through hands-on design, fabrication and competition.
MISSION: To inspire an interest in Science, Engineering, and Technology by involving participants in the design, construction, testing and development of competitive electric vehicles.
- To drive electrically powered vehicles as far as possible in one hour on a closed loop course with 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 and related technologies.
- To create an affordable sport defined by established rules in which Schools, Individuals and CorporateTeams can participate competitively and safely.
NATIONAL ELECTRIC DRAG RACING ASSOCIATION
The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA) exists to increase public awareness of electric vehicle (EV) performance and to encourage through competition, advances in electric vehicle technology. NEDRA achieves this by organizing and sanctioning safe, silent and exciting electric vehicle drag racing events.
NEDRA is a coalition of drag racing fans, electric drag racing vehicle owners and drivers, individuals interested in promoting the sport of EV drag racing, EV parts suppliers, EV manufacturers and other environmentally concerned companies and individuals. Working together as a group, we put excitement into electric vehicle drag racing.
PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB
From the first race, an upset victory by Rea Lentz while driving a homemade car, to Sebastien Loeb’s record smashing run in 2013, the greatest challenge in motorsports for both man and machine, founded in 1916 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Spencer Penrose, has grown into an international event attracting the best drivers and riders from around the world.
The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC), brought to you by Gran Turismo, also known as The Race to the Clouds, is an invitational automobile hill climb to the summit of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain in Colorado, USA held annually on the last Sunday of June.
The Racing Team
Run, Forrest, Run!
No, THIS one goes there. THAT one goes there!
Mamma says that, mamma says that, ain't play no fooseball.
Acting President, CWUEVC
I'm simply wondering why you're asking a masked man who he is?
WE WANT YOU. SIGN UP NOW OR COME TO THE NEXT MEETING.
THE WILDCAT RACING TEAM MEETS ON FRIDAYS IN HOGUE.
Meet The Cars
WA - 211
WA-211 has been one of CWUEVC's two entries into the Electrathon America racing circuit since 2015. It is a simple - yet beautifully engineered - design.
The batteries are a Lead-Acid composition.
The body is a pre-designed kit made available by Electrathon America. The vehicle has been made according to Electrathon America's specific design rules.
PHOTO BY CATMOBILE TEAM MEMBER RYAN SHINER
"The Electrathon Vehicle project is an ongoing project that dates back to 2012. This vehicle will be raced at events to see how many laps it can complete on a single battery charge. The existing body for the Central Washington University Electrathon vehicle required modifications to fit over the current frame. These modifications were required because the rear suspension design had changed.
The body is now compatible with the electric vehicle. It has 5 fixed mounting points using pins and hitch-clips. The windshield is held down using Velcro. The entire body with its mounting hardware weighs approximately 15 lbs."
- RYAN SHINER, 2019
"The design of the suspension had to fit within the constraints of the preexisting frame. The suspension was manufactured using the tools in the Central Washington University Machine Shop and Power Lab for under $140. The suspension weighs 9.6lbs per side and is made of steel.
The suspension is operational and is ready to undergo testing and eventually be ready to compete in the Electrathon America Race."
- ADAM ROMINE, 2015
"A device is required that is able to turn a minimum of a 50 foot radius curb to curb. We will be able to test this by using chalk on the ground in an open parking lot setting a 50 foot radius up and driving the vehicle in the 50 foot radius circle."
- LATHAN HALA'API'API, 2019
Past Team Members
Project Faculty Advisors
DOCENDO DISCIMUS: By teaching, we learn.
One thing that we can all agree on:
WSU is not too great at racecar design. Do you even aero, brah?