An electric car designed and developed by a team of 30 students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland has just broken the world record for acceleration by an EV.
Their creation, called “grimsel,” managed to reach 100 km/h in a time of 1.513 second during tests at the Dübendorf airbase. Impressively, no large-scale production car, even one powered by a combustion engine, can achieve comparable acceleration.
Thanks to the use of carbon fibre, it weighs just 168 kg. Meanwhile, the four specially developed in-wheel motors are capable of generating 200 horsepower and 1,254 lb-ft of torque.
The students are part of the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ), which now has five electric cars to its credit.