Electric car goes FASTER than F1: Battery powered ‘go-cart’ breaks world record by going 0-100km/h in 1.7 seconds

July 21st, 2015 § Comments Off on Electric car goes FASTER than F1: Battery powered ‘go-cart’ breaks world record by going 0-100km/h in 1.7 seconds § permalink

It may look more like a go-cart than a record breaking racer, but this small electric vehicle has just become the world’s fastest accelerating vehicle.

The GreenTeam Formula Student electric racing car E0711-5 accelerated from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 1.779 seconds, smashing the previous record by 0.006 seconds.

This makes the vehicle, developed by engineers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, faster than a Formula One racing car or the world’s fastest road car the Bugatti Veryon.

The GreenTeam Formula

The 100kW vehicle is powered by four motors and a 6.62kWh battery.

After several attempts, driver Priska Schmid, a student at the university, set the record time during tests at the Jade Weser Airport in north west Germany. » Read the rest of this entry «

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