Aka "That Focus RS Guy"
- Sep 19, 2010
- Reaction score
- Buffalo Grove
And the prize to win is 1 million Nickels. 5.5tons of them.
Here’s what the important parts of the new Electric Class are:
Powertrain systems and energy storage don’t count toward the $500 cap.
Recharging is done in the same area as refueling.
Battery swapping is legal.
Special electric-car rules are now live: See Section 3.L of the Rulebook.
The first all-electric vehicle to win a Lemons race overall will be paid 1 million nickels—ie 50 grand cash, ie 5½ tons of money.
The rules also mention that your $50,000 in nickels—that’s 11,000 pounds of money—will arrive at your garage (or, I guess, condo, apartment, house, hotel room) by dump truck.
The EVs can be either production models or cars converted to EVs. I suspect that pretty much anything will have to be extensively modified, mostly to include the ability to swap battery packs, which is really the only sensible way to keep an EV going on the track without pit stops that take an hour or more.