Alabama Power and Zoom Motorsports hold annual Electrathon competition

Alabama Power and Zoom Motorsports hold annual Electrathon competition
Electrathon Alabama 2018 included 36 cars designed by 20 high schools and three colleges in Alabama and Georgia. (Wynter Byrd / Alabama NewsCenter)

Barber Motorsports Park hosted the annual Electrathon Alabama competition on April 30. Students from 20 high schools and three colleges from Alabama and Georgia drove 36 electric-powered vehicles they designed for one hour on a closed-loop course.

As part of the event, BMW, Chevrolet and Ford presented a plug-in electric car show.

Event sponsors include Alabama Power, SKY (Skilled Knowledgeable Youth), Zoom Motorsports and Barber Motorsports Park.

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