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.
"Formula Lightning is a spirited, highly visible, electric powered, competition series for Colleges of Engineering student teams. High performance open-wheeled electric race vehicles (top speeds of 143 mph) compete at well known race venues across the USA to demonstrate that Electric Vehicles are not slow lumbering vehicles as the public believes! Numerous colleges and universities across the country have joined in serious designs to compete in this series every year."
SOLAR SPLASH is the World Championship of Solar/Electric boating. It is an international intercollegiate competition that takes place over five days. Points are earned in 7 categories. On-site competitions include Visual Displays and Workmanship. On-the-water events begin with a Sprint and a Maneuverability qualifier. This is followed by an event called the Solar Slalom, which is a combination of speed and maneuverability. The final days are spent in the Sprint and Endurance events.