The Alamo City Electrathon is a 1 hour endurance event for single passenger electric powered cars using 73 lbs. of Lead Acid Batteries.
The vision is to create some excitement around STEM, specifically engineering/science and having each of the districts we represent participate in the Inaugural ACE Race. Toyota Motors Manufacturing TX has supplied the seed money to help initiate and maintain an alternative engineering team at 6 school districts (Edgewood, Somerset, Southside, South San, East Central, and Harlandale) in their back yard investment strategy.
Competitors learn to design and build an electric vehicle they can drive. Each vehicle must pass a local inspection to compete. The 60 minute competitions are held on a closed loop course, with each car limited to approximately 1000 Watt-hour of electricity from any chemical battery, solid-state battery or super capacitor that is deemed safe.
That is about 12 pennies of electricity in most of the US! The team with the most laps wins. Events are pre-approved (sanctioned) in advance by Electrathon America to assure consistency and compliance across all regions.
ACE Race Teams must be registered as members with Electrathon America.
We need your support to continue our mission to enhance STEM education opportunities in our community. With your financial support we can offer this experience to these deserving students.
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