(This is a text only version of the Design Rules. The Electrathon America Handbook contains additional
information, illustrations, graphics, and design tips not included in the web format. Contact
info@ElectrathonAmerica.org to order a printed copy of the handbook.)
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
To create and develop a sport that improves public understanding of
electric vehicles through continuously improved vehicle and event rules.
I. To drive electrically powered vehicles as far as possible in one hour on a closed loop course using
limited electrical energy.
2. To provide a forum where skill and ingenuity may be displayed, compared and tested.
3. To improve public awareness and understanding of efficient alternative electric vehicles and related
4. To create an affordable sport defined by established rules in which groups and Individuals can
participate competitively and safely.
Electrathon vehicles are single person, lightweight, aerodynamic, high efficiency, electric vehicles with
three or four pneumatic tires. They must meet specific design and safety rules. They are powered by lead
acid battery packs not exceeding 64 pounds (67 for gel cell batteries).
Safety is of key concern at all events. The design of the vehicles is only one variable in the safety of an
event. Inspection of the vehicles to ensure that they meet safety rules, having a course that is free from
obstructions, and making sure participants and spectators are not in harms way are just some of the
requirements of sanctioning and of these regulations.
For these safety reasons local Event Organizers, Promoters, and Event Stewards may not make ANY
changes to the Electrathon America Design and Event Rules other than were specific guidelines for
deviation are listed. To be an Electrathon America Sanctioned Event the Event Rules must be enforced
during the event and all vehicles participating in the event must meet the current Vehicle