Humans have a will need for speed, and students from the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) have set a new acceleration record for an electric car with a to one hundred km/h ( to 62 mph) time of .956 seconds.
The mythen capabilities 4 custom electric hub motors with a total output of 240 kW and a car weight of 140 kg (309 lb) thanks to the use of carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb. The vehicle was capable to get up to speed more than only 12.three m (40 ft)!
As with numerous student style group projects, each element was hand constructed and developed to optimize the energy to weight ratio of the car.
The students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have been excited to regain the record from the group at the University of Stuttgart, getting previously held the title in 2014 and 2016. We suspect that they will obtain any European EV maker’s engineering division excited for the possibility to employ them come graduation.
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