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Stuttgart students hit 100 km/h in 1.779 seconds to claim EV acceleration record

Stuttgart students hit 100 km/...
The University of Stuttgart's E0711-6 electric car puts its monstrous 1200 Nm of torque down through all four wheels ... immediately
The University of Stuttgart's E0711-6 electric car puts its monstrous 1200 Nm of torque down through all four wheels ... immediately
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Many of the car's components are developed in house
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Many of the car's components are developed in house
The car's drivetrain has a total torque output of 1200 Nm
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The car's drivetrain has a total torque output of 1200 Nm
Double wishbone suspension and hybrid wheels are part of the package
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Double wishbone suspension and hybrid wheels are part of the package
The big wing wasn't present for the car's record breaking run
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The big wing wasn't present for the car's record breaking run
The University of Stuttgart's project is designed to raise awareness about electric cars
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The University of Stuttgart's project is designed to raise awareness about electric cars
The record breaking run is yet to be verified by the Guinness Book of World Records
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The record breaking run is yet to be verified by the Guinness Book of World Records
An EV dubbed "Grimsel" built by students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts claimed to the record late last year
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An EV dubbed "Grimsel" built by students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts claimed to the record late last year
This is all that most cars would see if they came up against the Green Team car in a drag race
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This is all that most cars would see if they came up against the Green Team car in a drag race
The run took just 1.779 seconds
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The run took just 1.779 seconds
The Germans shaved 0.006 seconds off the previous record time
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The Germans shaved 0.006 seconds off the previous record time
The University of Stuttgart's E0711-6 electric car puts its monstrous 1200 Nm of torque down through all four wheels ... immediately
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The University of Stuttgart's E0711-6 electric car puts its monstrous 1200 Nm of torque down through all four wheels ... immediately

The Tesla Model S might sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) in an impressive 2.8 seconds, but it doesn't even come close to taking the record for the world's fastest accelerating electric car. A group of speedy Stuttgart University students has broken the record set late last year in a blistering 1.779 second run.

Created by the University of Stuttgart's Green Team, the new world-record holding car shaved 0.006 of a second off the previous record of 1.785 seconds held by the ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

This is all that most cars would see if they came up against the Green Team car in a drag race
This is all that most cars would see if they came up against the Green Team car in a drag race

The University of Stuttgart's E0711-6 electric car puts its monstrous 1200 Nm of torque down through all four wheels ... immediately, and the car's battery management system and control units were developed in house.

Although one version of the university's car shows it fitted with a massive rear wing, the car that broke the record went wingless in the (successful) search for less drag and quicker acceleration.

The world record attempt is part of the University Green Team's mission to raise awareness about electric cars and their capabilities.

Green Team is awaiting confirmation of the record from the Guinness Book of World Records, but is confident that that all the right boxes were ticked to make it official.

Source: University of Stuttgart Green Team

Check out the record run below.

GreenTeam - World Record - 0-100km/h - 1,779s

9 comments
Jens Kristianson
That is impressive, but I think the Tesla is more impressive as it is a car weighing 2 tons and it is only 1 second "slower" than this racer. I did not see any reference to weight, but it must be much lighter than a Tesla Model S.
ClauS
Actually it's impressive, 35% faster than Tesla, at an acceleration of 1.59g. Tesla's acceleration is roughly 1g, and with street tires it's hard to achieve better times.
Milton
so AWESOME! now just make it road-legal, and figure out a way to sell it for $60K
Jugen
I did the calcs as well: only used 24,71 meters of road to get to that speed! The space shuttle on launch pulls 0.6 Gs. So 1.59g would be quite a push in the seat.
Captain Danger
What is the 1/4 Mile ET and speed? and what is the 0-96.5606 km/hr speed?
habakak
To compare this to a Tesla model S is silly and pointless. This is not a road legal production car. And it's toy sized. And you can't buy it because it has no price and is not for sale. And it was built just to accelerate as fast as possible from 0-100 km/h on a track, nothing else. It's like comparing a boat to a plane. Both are forms of transportation, but that's about it. This should be compared to the fastest ICE based vehicles in terms of 0-100 km/h times to see how good it really is. At least their 0-100 km/h times should be compared.
ronnbot
@habakak it's not pointless nor silly to compare it to a Tesla Model S as both are electric and this is about breaking the speed record for the fastest accelerating electric car. Besides, the Tesla is a good baseline as it's fairly popular EV. That said, I agree more comparison would be useful. Top 3 production cars: Porsche 918 Spyder - 2.2s Ariel Atom V8 - 2.3s Ferrari LaFerrari - 2.4s Interestingly enough, 2 of the above are hybrid. But, they are slow when compared to Top Fuel dragsters as they can reach 100mph (161kph) in less than 1s.
godscountry
very impressive, Top fuel dragster performance 0 - 100 Km/h around .50 but it has around 8,000 bhp to get the job done.
DaleCarter
@ronnbot - The shuttle launch vehicle is limited by the launch team to 3G's and I am pretty sure it is impossible to launch without exceeding 1 G. Also, a Mitsubishi Evo can launch harder than 1G, so this car must exceed that.