Electric Vehicle

Swiss students sets record for electric car speed

Date: September 13, 2023. — A group of Switzerland students has accomplished a spectacular record in the world of electric car engineering. They created a racing car that can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in less than a second, easily beating the previous world record.

The “Mythen” car was conceived and built by roughly 30 students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences as part of the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ). It took around a year to complete the project, which included creating and optimizing all of the components. That is from the chassis and batteries to the printed circuit boards and software.

The attempt to beat the record took place at the Switzerland Innovation Park in Duebendorf. The automobile, which weighs only 140 kilograms and produces 326 horsepower, traveled a distance of 12.3 meters in 0.956 seconds. It reached a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. This is more than a third faster than the previous world record of 1.461 seconds achieved in September 2022 by a team from the University of Stuttgart.

The students devised a special mechanism to keep the car from lifting off the ground as a result of the strong acceleration force. This mechanism creates a vacuum beneath the vehicle, sucking it to the ground.

The team’s achievement underscores the growing interest in electric vehicles and the relentless pursuit of innovation in this field. People now redefine electric cars, once synonymous with eco-friendliness and efficiency, as high-performance machines. They are capable of rivaling traditional gasoline-powered vehicles in terms of acceleration and speed.

The students proudly and happily declared their achievement, which Guinness World Records confirmed. They also said they enjoyed working on the project and applying what they learned in class to a real-world problem. They hope that their car will inspire more innovation and interest in electric vehicle technology.

This milestone sets the stage for further advancements in electric vehicle technology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible. As the world shifts toward sustainable transportation, the Swiss students have not only made their mark in history but have also redefined the perception of electric cars. Their groundbreaking achievement serves as a catalyst for further innovation, promising an exciting future for electric mobility.

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