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Swiss students build the fastest electric car in the world

A Swiss racing team broke the world electric car speed record held by a team from the University of Stuttgart with a time of 1.461 seconds after they designed a car capable of reaching 100 km/h in less than a second. To become the fastest electric car in the world.

طلاب سويسريون يصنعون أسرع سيارة كهربائية في العالم

This exceptional car, which took about a year to design and is called “Mythen” in reference to two Swiss summits bearing the same name, is the result of cooperation between 20 mechanical and electrical engineering students from the Universities of Zurich and Lucerne who are involved in the “Academic Motorsport Club Zurich” (AMZ).

“We took an old Formula Student car” built by the AMZ Racing team in 2019 and converted it, we bought the basic parts, like battery cells, pressure sensors, etc., but we developed everything ourselves,” said a student and engine manager of the project. For example, we develop our own turntables, and our motors are special constructions that are evaluated by students and manufactured according to their technical drawings. "So we know how to adapt the components of our car in a very specific way to get the minimum weight with this power."

While most modern Formula 1 cars manage to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds, and the Rimac Nievera, also electric, achieves this in 1.81 seconds, the Mythen has achieved a feat that exceeds all these offerings. The car reached a speed of 100 km/h in exactly 0.956 seconds, setting a new world record confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records.

To achieve such a record, Bernard explains, “There must be a combination of power, minimum weight and tire grip on the road. Power is not the only thing that matters when it comes to setting an acceleration record, and transferring this power efficiently to the ground is important.” Also necessary.



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