[Video] EV record for 60 mph sprint set by students image

This is something that you need to understand – the zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) acceleration time has been achieved in an astonishing 1.513 seconds and within a distance of just 100 feet.

You need to grasp this concept – if you blink twice during the video you’ll miss the run…So, let’s get to know “Grimsel,” the incredible electric vehicle that has been created by students from Swiss universities ETH Zurich and Hochschule Luzern. They are part of the Academic Motorsports club Zurich (AMZ) and worked on the vehicle back in 2014 for the “Formula Student” engineering competition. And while others still struggle with development duties, Grimsel is shaming even Tesla’s Ludicrous mode as the vehicle has achieved the mind-blowing 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) acceleration time of just 1.513 seconds as they attempted a record-breaking run on the track of the Dübendorf Air Base in Switzerland.

They of course trumped the previous Guinness World Records best time that was conceived last year in July by another Formula Student EV with a time of 1.779 seconds. This new record holder is of course an astonishing piece of engineering. It comes with four wheel hub motors developed in-house which deliver a combined output of 200 horsepower and more than 1,250 pound-feet (1,700 Newton-meters) of torque. Grimsel is of course clad in carbon fiber for the extremely low weight of just 370 pounds (168 kilograms), enabling a power-to-weight ratio of 1,190 hp and 7,400 lb-ft (10,000 Nm) per ton. AWD is achieved via a smart traction control system.