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Electric F1 with 1.513 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h

A team of 30 budding engineers has recaptured the acceleration record for electric cars: the car of the Swiss needed just 1.513 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. 2.5 that was one-tenth faster than the car of the University of Stuttgart. How does the Swiss did this only?Who believes that one must always make compromising performance and speed with electric cars, is powerfully wrong. The proof of this is the formula student team of the academic motor sports association Zurich (AMZ) now in the context of the annual competition formula student, the world’s largest with about 500 teams competition for engineering students, delivered again.

Electric F1
World record ride with the racing car Grimsel: budding engineers from Stuttgart had previously held the acceleration record. Photo: ETH Zurich

Higher acceleration than any other vehicle

Whole 1.513 seconds of electric racing car named Grimsel, needed to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h – electric cars for the 30-Member student team of the University of Lucerne and the ETH from Zürich, which has developed the electric cars world record in the category. A team of the University of Stuttgart had set the previous record of 2015. Their electric car accelerates in 1,779 seconds to 100 km/h.

Higher acceleration than any other vehicle
The world record shortly before the start: The electric car has accelerated in 1.513 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. It is still faster than a formula 1 car. Photo: ETH Zurich

With the new Guinness record, leaving heavy bullet on wheels, each series vehicle, whether electric or internal combustion engine in a dust cloud that just 168 kg. Even a super sports cars like the Porsche 918 Spyder needs as the fastest sports car in a Sport Magazine test had 2.6 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. Even formula 1 cars accelerate slightly slower than the race car in the Switzerland.