THE FUTURE IS FAST
A student team from the Eth Zurich has successfully broken the acceleration record for electric cars.
The students developed the car and set the record during the preparatory phase of the Formula Student event that will be taking place at the Hockenheimring from August 8-14.
The car reached a speed of 100kmh within a distance of less than 30 metres, in just 1.513 seconds on amilitary airbase near Zurich, breaking the previous record of 1.779 seconds.
Thanks to the use of carbon fibre materials, the car weighs amere 168kg. It features four wheel-hub motors transferring 150kW of power to the tarmac via a four-wheel drive system.
The week-long Formula Student event sees 115 teams from more than 25 nations compete against each other. In addition to regular cars with combustion engines, 40 cars featuring an electric drive system will also be fighting for victory.