New speed record is set by… electric car

The team of researchers and students from Swiss universities ETH Zürich and Hochschule Luzern – Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (or AMZ) – set a new acceleration record for electric vehicles built for Formula SAE.

7/9/16 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

The team of researchers and students from Swiss universities ETH Zürich and Hochschule Luzern – Academic Motorsports Club of Zurich (or AMZ) – set a new acceleration record for electric vehicles built for Formula SAE.

6222.jpgThe Formula Student Team of the Academic Motorsports Association Zurich has made history: the electric race car «grimsel» accelerated in only 1.513 seconds from 0 to 60 mph (100 kilometers per hour) and therefore broke the previous Guinness world record for electric vehicles. The former record was held by an electric race car of the University of Stuttgart with a time of 1.779 seconds. The new record was set at the military airfield in Dübendorf. The vehicle needed less than 30 m to reach a speed of 60 mph.

You can’t be real

I know that it is really hard to believe in, but that’s 100% true.

The team started the day with marking off a 120-meter-long track, which «grimsel» used throughout the day to accelerate from a standstill. Several experts from academia and industry monitored the record attempts to ensure rules compliance with the official Guinness regulations.

In order to eliminate the influence of a potential slope of the track, the acceleration times were calculated as mean values of two consecutive runs in opposite directions.

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The old record was already beaten in the first attempt of the day.

After further fine-tuning of the traction control system and with optimum track and tire temperatures, the fastest time was set during the afternoon.

In order to achieve this record, the team has invested a lot of time into performance tests since winter, which resulted in an improved usage of the motor controllers and enhanced traction control software. The outcome of this progression has led to today’s success story and to acceleration unparalleled by any production car in the world.

 

More information regarding ‘entrails’ of this ‘speedy’ are coming.

As of now, they are kept in secret, so, it will take a while before the team will tell us all the dirt regarding this beauty.

Anyway,we have some information regarding here(videos are below).

Enjoy.

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