National Electric Drag Racing Association
The National Electric Drag Racing Association (NEDRA), a Special Chapter of the Electric Auto Association, and 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.
Examples of NEDRA vehicles are:
- The Maniac Mazda, is a Mazda RX-7 which can achieve 1/4 mile times of under 12 seconds.
- Another example is White Zombie, a converted Datsun 1200 sedan which can win against a Dodge Viper and has a best time of 10.25 seconds for the quarter-mile, finishing at 126 mph.
Classification and divisions
|A3||349 V and above|
|J||24 V and below|
NEDRA vehicles are categorized by class and voltage.
Classes are determined by the extent of the vehicle's modification from mass production vehicles such as simple Street Conversions (SC) to extreme race vehicles such as electric rail dragsters in the Dragster (DR) class.
Voltage divisions range from "J" for 24 volts and below, to "A5" for 600 volts and above and are represented by letters from A through J.
NEDRA maintains a list of fastest race times for both 1/4 and 1/8 mile ET's in the sanctioned classes, on this page.
As of May 4th 2012, the "quickest" ET in the 1/4 mile is the Rocket (motorcycle) with 6.940 second et and trap speed of 201.37 mph. This motorcycle became the first electric vehicle to break 200 mph in the quarter mile.