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 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 «