New world record with an electric racing car: From 0 to 100 in 0.956 seconds

In an exciting achievement, students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have broken the world record for acceleration with their hand-built electric racing car, mythen. The vehicle accelerated from zero to 100 km/h in just 0.956 seconds over a distance of 12.3 meters. The team, known as the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ), spent a year working on the car, overcoming setbacks and constantly improving its components. The previous world record was set by a team from the University of Stuttgart, but mythen surpassed it by a third. The students used lightweight carbon and aluminium honeycomb for the car’s construction and developed their own four-wheel hub motors and powertrain. The team also used a unique suction device to optimize traction. This is not the first time that AMZ has held the world acceleration record, and they are confident in their ability to maintain it in the future. The club, founded in 2006, offers students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world projects and is supported by various sponsors and Swiss universities.

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