Electrathon America is a racing program where teams have to design, build and race a vehicle as far as possible in a 1 hour endurance race.
Vehicles are purpose built, electric powered, machines optimized for efficiency in every way possible. The bodies are constructed to be as aerodynamic as possible, the mechanical systems are assembled to reduce friction and energy loss, and the drivers are trained to control the cars in a way which conserves the most energy while still competing at a high level.
EV Racing at East
The engineering program at East Forsyth High School has successfully built and raced 2 electrathon cars since starting in 2021. Students have developed skills in electronics, welding, metalworking, CAD, and CNC manufacturing.
Students will use these skills to design and build vehicles from scratch, and make design adjustments to the current vehicles.
Fall Leadership Conference 2022
506-Lead Acid: 9th Place
505- Lithium Ion: 8th Place
State Leadership Conference 2023
506-Lead Acid: 2nd Place
505- Lithium Ion: 3rd Place
Solar Car Challenge
In the 2023-2024 school year, the engineering program is planning on participating in the Solar Car Challenge competition, where teams build electric vehicles with 5kWh of battery Capacity, and solar panels to continually charge the vehicle as it races. The vehicles will race multi-day events either at Texas Motor Speedway, or on a cross-country trek from Texas to California. The race in 2024 is hosted at the Texas Motor Speedway.