27 Jul '15, 12pm

Student-Built Electric Car Does 0-62 mph in 1.8 Seconds

Student-Built Electric Car Does 0-62 mph in 1.8 Seconds

There’s now an electric vehicle that can go 0-62 mph in just 1.779 seconds, and it’s not a Tesla. A team of German students representing GreenTeam Formula has created the quickest accelerating electric vehicle in the world, pending confirmation from the Guinness World Records. With all the buzz surrounding the recently announced Ludicrous mode that allows the Tesla Model S to go 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, this little guy bests the previous record of 1.785 seconds, albeit by a few ticks. And yes, it’s more go-kart than car considering it weighs a scant 353 lbs, but it proves that electric vehicles don’t have to be boring at all. SEE ALSO: 5 Surprising Cars Not As Quick As Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous’ Model S It is powered by a 134-horsepower electric motor paired to a 6.62-kwh battery pack, but certainly those extra sticky slicks on all four corners helped it blast off off the line, takin...

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