Electric Car Drag Racing in Hagerstown, MD
The Power of DC is held every summer by the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC and sanctioned by the National Electric Drag Racing Association.
Tesla Roadster v White Zombie
Tom Saxton in his 2008 Tesla Roadster vs. White Zombie at the Wayland Invitational IV at PIR on July 25, 2009.
Results: Tesla 12.989 second 1/4 mile ET at 103.42 mph, White Zombie 12.468 second 1/4 mile ET at 102.11 mph. A slow run for White Zombie made this Tesla driver feel pretty cool keeping pace not too far behind White Zombie's amazing launch.
Tango v Tesla @ Infineon Nov 30th
On Nov 30th, the fastest production electric vehicles in the U.S. went head-to-head. While their first meeting had a number of issues, most notably the underfilled Tango battery pack, and the Tesla's non-upgraded drivetrain, the 1/4 mile time is quite close and indicative of races to come.
In this race, the Tango got 92.15mph in 14.480 seconds, beating its 14.7 "dial" handicap and thus losing the competition; the Tesla got 101.23mph in 14.666 seconds, slower than its 14.5 "dial" handicap and allowing it to proceed to the next round. (Two rounds later, the Tango's driver got behind the wheel of the Tesla and also beat its "dial" handicap... and thus lost!)
Epilogue: the cars compete in different voltage classes, and thus both were able to set NEDRA records for fastest production electric vehicle that day. See http://www.nedra.com/record_holders.html The previosu NEDRA record for production electric vehicle was the GM EV-1, at 16.26 seconds and 78.76mph
Comparison: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport vs. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine and Technical Editor Kim Reynolds pit the all-electric Tesla Roadster Sport against the enthusiast favorite, the Porsche Boxster Spyder.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/convertibles/112_1004_2010_tesla_roadster_sport_2011_porsche_boxster_spyder_comparison/index.html
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Tesla Electric Car vs Porsche
So first race was against a Camaro, this race is more like it against a Porsche. Wait what am I saying? Since when is a Tesla drag racing anything!
ELECTRAFUNK ELECTRIC DRAGBIKE
THE POWER OF DC NEDRA EVENT.THE BIKE WENT A 13.8 @ 89MPH WITH 144 VOLTS OF SVR LEAD AGM BATTERIES.LOGISYSTEMS 1000 AMP CONTROLLER AND A D&D 6.7 MOTOR.
Dodge Viper 500 hp Vs Tzero Electric Car - See Who Wins
Forerunner to the Tesla Roadster.
Viper = 510 hp, 3380 lb,
tzero = 225 hp, 1970 lb,
Viper = 0-60: 3.9sec
tzero = 0-60: 3.6sec
Power to Weight ratio:
Viper = 326hp/ton
tzero = 250hp/ton
Only about 15% of the energy from the fuel you put in your tank gets used to move your car down the road or run useful accessories, such as air conditioning. The rest of the energy is lost to engine and driveline inefficiencies and idling. Therefore, the potential to improve fuel efficiency with advanced technologies is enormous. With an Electric Car it costs just $2.00 per 100kms with MUCH more performance than with petrol at $20.00 per 100kms.
Dodge Viper V10 500 hp Vs Tzero EV Electric car. Electric Car Electric Vehicle Drag race
Tesla Roadster Sport Vs Audi E-tron Mule
For the opening of the 24 hours of Le Mans 2010, a demo of eco cars was organized before the race. The occasion for Luc Alphand, former world alpine ski champion to overtake the Audi E-tron Mule with his Tesla Roadster Sport...
Tesla Roadster vs Audi R8
Thursday morning, 1 October, a warm sunny Canberra morning...
Rally and circuit racing driver, Rick Bates played The Stig with the Tesla electric-powered roadster against an Audia R8 supercar. The event was held at the SDMA Hillclimb Complex at the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb complex on Sutton Road.
Times where 38.0 sec for the Tesla and 36.2 sec for the R8. Not a bad performance for the Tesla considering that the R8 (with V8) has almost twice the power rating (309kW compared to 185kW).
Below are the specs from Wikipedia
Audi R8 specifications
R8 engine models 4.2 FSI V8 5.2 FSI V10
engine configuration V8 engine V10 engine
engine displacement 4,163 cc (254.0 cu in) 5,204 cc (317.6 cu in)
max. power 309 kW (420 PS; 414 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm 386 kW (525 PS; 518 bhp) @ 8,000 rpm
max. torque 430 N·m (317 ft·lbf) 530 N·m (391 ft·lbf) @ 6,500 rpm
kerb weight 1,560 kg (3,439 lb) (dry) 1,620 kg (3,571 lb) (manual)
0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) 4.4 sec  3.9 sec 
0-100 mph (160.9 km/h) 10.1 sec -
0-200 km/h (124.3 mph) 14.9 sec 12 sec (R tronic)
1/4 mile (~400m) 12.8 sec @ 113.2 mph (182.2 km/h) -
top speed 301 km/h (187.0 mph) 316 km/h (196.4 mph)
(200 feet (61 m) skidpad) .98 G
Manufacturer Tesla Motors
Parent company Tesla Motors
Also called Code name: DarkStar
Body style(s) 2-door Roadster
Layout Rear Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
Platform Unique, developed from Lotus Elise
Engine(s) 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor 185 kW, Maximum torque is 200·ft-lbf (270 N·m)
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Transmission(s) Single speed BorgWarner fixed gear
Wheelbase 2,352 mm (92.6 in)
Length 3,946 mm (155.4 in)
Width 1,873 mm (73.7 in)
Height 1,127 mm (44.4 in)
Curb weight 2,723 lb (1,235 kg)
Fuel capacity 53 kW·h (Li-ion battery)
Electric range 244 mi (393 km)
Designer Tesla Motors