Battery & Electrification Technology

Hand-Built Electric Racing Car Breaks World Record for Acceleration

Watch this video to see students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts break the world record for acceleration with their hand-built electric racing car, mythen. The car accelerated from zero to 100 km/h (about 62 mph) in 0.956 seconds over a distance of 12.3 meters (about 40 feet).

“But power isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to setting an acceleration record – effectively transferring that power to the ground is also key,” says Dario Messerli , head of aerodynamics at AMZ.