University of Stuttgart team sets acceleration record for electric vehicle

A team of University of Stuttgart students claims to have set world record for acceleration from 0-100 kmph in 1.779 seconds for an electric vehicle.

The previous fastest time to accelerate from 0-100 kmph for an electric car was 1.785 seconds, the official website of Guinness world records states.

The record was achieved by AMZ Racing (Switzerland) at the Dübendorf Airfield, Zurich, Switzerland, on November 3, 2014. The speed was measured in two consecutive runs in opposite directions.

Guinness World Records will be confirming the new result in a couple of weeks.

The GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V team used a lightweight 100kw all-wheel drive vehicle designed to race in Formula Student competitions to set the record.

The vehicle is powered by four motors and a 6.62kWh battery pack.

“With a vehicle’s weight of 160 kg, the power to weight ratio is 1,6 kg/kW. That is a stunning performance in comparison with other vehicles like Formula 1 (1,0 kg/kW), Bugatti Veyron Supersport (2,08 kg/kW) and a Porsche 918 Spyder (2,50 kg/kW),” electricautosport.com has reported.

The previous record for fastest 0-100 kmph acceleration for an electric car was 1.785 seconds set by AMZ Racing (Switzerland) at Zurich on November 3, 2014.
The previous record for fastest 0-100 kmph acceleration for an electric car was 1.785 seconds set by AMZ Racing (Switzerland) at Zurich on November 3, 2014. Photo: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

 

Priska Schmid was at the wheels of the vehicles when it retained the acceleration in both directions after several attempts.

The speed test was conducted at the JadeWeser Airport located in the Northwestern part of Germany.

Ajith Kumar S

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