A team of students from the University of Stuttgart (Germany) have broken the record for the fastest 0-100 km/h acceleration by an electric car, reaching the speed in just 1.461 seconds on September 23, 2022.
The team called Foerderverein GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V. consists of members who study a range of different subjects at the University of Stuttgart.
The students designed and built the e-vehicle in their own workshop on Campus Vaihingen.
The electric vehicle, fondly known as the E0711-11Evo, weighs just less than 145 kilos and has a top power of 180 kilowatts. This is made possible by the four-wheel drive’s integration of university-developed motors and a newly created high-voltage battery pack.
The path to record-breaking success, though, wasn’t always simple. The crew experienced a significant setback in July when the electric car moved off quickly and collided with a pile of tires. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the driver, although the car was severely damaged.