Self-made EV by a student sets the world record for 'acceleration'
The EV (electric vehicle) created by 20 students reached 100 km / h in just 1.461 seconds, and was recognized by Guinness World Records as the fastest in the world.
Students break acceleration world record | News | Oct 6, 2022 | University of Stuttgart
The racing car, designed and built by 20 members of the GreenTeam group at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, is entirely made of carbon and weighs only 145kg.
set a record of 1.779 seconds in 2015, but it has been beaten again by a Swiss team.
With the power of four-wheel drive with a high-voltage battery pack and an independently developed motor, it achieves a maximum output of 180kw on the road. When converted to a 1 ton car, it is equivalent to 1750 horsepower, and the acceleration received by the passenger reaches a maximum of 2.5 G. This is roughly equivalent to the force that an astronaut receives during re-entry into the atmosphere.
GreenTeam has been working on this production project for over a decade. In 2012, he set a world record by successfully reaching 100km/h from a standstill in 2.681 seconds. However, the record was later broken by another Dutch and Swiss team. GreenTeam
The Swiss record has not been updated since 2016, but on September 23, 2022, GreenTeam's car reached 100 km / h in 1.461 seconds and was recognized as a wonderful world record. .
Professor Wolfram Lossel, Rector of the University of Stuttgart, congratulated the students on their success and said: 'We are proud that GreenTeam has set a new record for EV acceleration. Studying at university means gaining theoretical knowledge. Not only that, but it also means that it can be applied in practice.GreenTeam's work is a great example of how knowledge transfer can be successful.'