Tiny EV Hits 62 MPH (100 KM/H) In 1,461 Seconds To Break New World Record

The Rimac Nevera and the Tesla Model S Plaid come to mind when it comes to the fastest accelerating vehicles as both will hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in under two seconds. Once you remove the license plate and start thinking about track machines, the performance can be even more thrilling. Take the single-seater EV for example, which weighs just 173 kilograms (381 pounds) thanks to its tiny size and carbon fiber construction.

Developed by 20 GreenTeam students from the University of Stuttgart, the pocket rocket with independent suspension and carbon wheels goes by the rather boring name E0711-11 EVO. More important are the technical specifications, with four-wheel hub motors producing 39.1 kilowatts each. Providing juice is an air-cooled battery pack with a capacity of 7.67 kWh in a small EV that has all-wheel drive and a carbon fiber reinforced plastic monocoque.

The “Mission World Record” by Förderverein GreenTeam Union Stuttgart eV had a successful end when the tiny EV set a new world record for the fastest accelerating car in the world. Representatives from Guinness World Records were on site to confirm the incredible acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in a staggering 1,461 seconds.

While the video isn’t particularly eye-catching, it’s hard to sum up such performance on camera as it only takes a few blinks of an eye. To put sprint time into perspective, the E0711-11 EVO is substantially faster than a Formula E race car, taking about 2.8 seconds to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) from rest.

What could possibly be faster than this in terms of 0-62 mph? The only reasonable answer we can think of is an electric dragster. In March 2022, SeaTac .-based electric dragster racing team “Faster Than Cancer” completed the quarter mile in an astonishing 7.48 seconds at a trap speed of 202.5 mph (325.89 km/h). Seeing the two duel would no doubt be the shortest drag race in the world.

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