1999 EVCO Electrathon - Official Web Page
Last updated 2018.01.28
The 1998 (premiere) edition of the EVCO
Electrathon was a great success! As expected, the 1999 version
featured even more participants.
The objective of the Electrathon contest is to travel as far as
possible in one-hour in a single-seater vehicle using only the
energy available from approximately 30 kilograms of lead-acid
batteries. The vehicles must comply with a set of rules (e.g. 3 or
more wheels, safety devices). Creativity in the design and
construction of the vehicles is encouraged. The Electrathon cars
are much like the solar cars that take part of international
competitions, except that they do not have the (expensive) solar
panels, allowing them to be constructed on limited budgets. Like
larger on-road electric cars, the Electrathon cars produce no air
pollution in operation, and can be virtually silent.
The following teams were registered for the 1999 EVCO
Albert Campbell C.I., Scarborough ON (#99)
[web page has bit-rotted: http://www.renfrew.edu.on.ca/sec/ADH/red/index.html] Arnprior
District High School, Arnprior ON (#747)
Banting Memorial High School (1), Alliston ON (#1313)
Banting Memorial High School (2), Alliston ON (#31)
Banting Memorial High School (3), Alliston ON (#9)
Brookfield High School, Ottawa ON (#13)
Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School, Cornwall ON
Courtice High School, Courtice ON (#199)
Earl of March High School, Kanata ON
Equipe court-Circuit, Wakefield PQ Image
Gloucester High School, Gloucester
Haliburton Highlands Secondary School, Haliburton
K. Ishikawa, Gatineau PQ
Secondary School, Lakefield ON
Loyalist Collegiate and
Vocational Institute, Kingston ON
Monsignor Paul Dwyer
Catholic High School, Oshawa ON
Mother Teresa High School, Nepean ON
Perth and District Collegiate,
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School (1), Hammond ON
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School (2), Hammond ON
St. Jean de Brebeuf High School, Hamilton ON
St. Peter High School, Orleans ON
Saugeen District Secondary School, Port Elgin ON (#2)
Woburn Collegiate Institute, Scarborough ON
Woodroffe High School, Ottawa ON (#3.14)
Woodroffe High School, Ottawa ON (#1960)
The main event took place on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at Capital
City Speedway, which was also World Environment Day.
Once again, Capital City Speedway, the St. John's Ambulance,
the Ontario Provincial Police helped us stage this event. We are
most appreciative of their assistance.
The 1999 EVCO Electrathon was organized and partially sponsored
by EVCO (the Electric Vehicle Council of
Photograph of the EVCO
Electrathon demonstration vehicle - colour (25 k).
Information about other Electrathon and
Old News Flash! Accommodation
1999.05.07 - We are in the process of securing accommodation
for out-of-town participants at the residences at Carleton
University. This is about 25 kilometres from the event site. We
can obtain accommodation for the nights of both Friday, June 4th
and Saturday, June 5th. The cost is $23.97 per person per night,
which includes all taxes and breakfast. This is the school group
rate (must be paid on a single bill per group). Please contact
Darryl McMahon of the Electrathon committee or Karen Dupuis at
Carleton University (613-520-5612) for more information or to make
a group booking.
Old News Flash! Rules Clarification
1999.04.29 - In response to a query from a potential
participant, EVCO officials have determined that we will permit
the use of two Hawker Genesis G42EP batteries in an Electrathon
vehicle. These batteries are a sealed lead-acid battery. At 14.9
kg and 42 ampere-hours they are lighter than some sealed 22NF
series batteries we already permit, and also have a similar
amp-hour rating to 22NF batteries. For example, the Exide
batteries being provided at a discount to participants weigh 15.9
kg and are rated as having a slightly lower capacity (40 AH -
about 5%) than the G42EP batteries. If you have questions
regarding this ruling, please send an e-mail to the Webmaster.
Exide Canada Inc. has agreed to provide batteries at a
discount. See Sponsors page
Old News: from EV World e-zine, May 16,
ELECTROLITE EV BREAKS SPEED RECORD Spring
time is Electrathon racing time and last week, Michael Lewis
driving the "Electrolite" smashed the week-old speed
record for an Electrathon-class EV by going 47.66 miles per hour.
The old record was just over 40 mph. Also in the same race, the
Foster Applied Technology Center broke the distance record in the
one-hour endurance race by going 41.57 miles.
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