27 Jun '16, 12pm

Electric racer goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds, built by students

Electric racer goes 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds, built by students

Stephen Edelstein 132 views Jun 27, 2016 A group of Swiss students have built an electric car that can out accelerate even the quickest supercars. The tiny electric car reached 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) from a standstill in just 1.513 seconds during a run at Dübendorf Air Base, near Zurich . It required only 100 feet to reach that speed. DON'T MISS: Electric motorcycles return to Pikes Peak to race into the clouds Known as "Grimsel," the car was built by students from the Swiss universities ETH Zurich and Hochschule Luzern , who members of Academic Motorsports club Zurich (AMZ) . The car weighs just 370 pounds, thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber. It's powered by four 37-kilowatt (50-horsepower) in-wheel electric motors, and boasts a combined output of 1,250 pound-feet of torque at the wheels, according to AMZ. AMZ electric race car Enlarge Photo Custom traction...

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