The E0711-11 EVO of GreenTeam established a new Guinness world record being the electric car fastest acceleration in the world, reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) from 0 km in just 1,461 seconds.
For context: Rimac Nevera’s record is 1.97 seconds, although the official record was 1.513 seconds set by AMZ Racing of Switzerland.
Gasoline cars vs. the electric ones in speed
Obviously, one of the great advantages of electric motors in cars is that they offer excellent acceleration because all the power it contains is delivered instantly. This means that it is not necessary at a certain speed of revolutions per minute to reach the maximum power and torque, as it happens in internal combustion engines.
With the proliferation of electric cars, it has become recurrent to see how the time to 100 km/h is drastically decreasing. When with the “gasoline super cars” the common thing was that they were around 2.5 seconds in their best times, this figure has been surpassed by electric cars.
In fact, the 2-second barrier has been broken by an electric car that is not even a racing car, but rather a passenger vehicle. Now, when it comes to a racing car, the performance is even better by achieving a better power/weight ratio.
This class of electric cars have been able to be even more capable when registering the first 100 km / h, to the point that they have managed to break the acceleration record for an electric vehicle.
The Guinness record broken by an electric car created by students
A group of professionals from the University of Stuttgart, forming the Forderverein GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart eV, created the E0711-11 EVOa full-scale racing car that managed to set a new world record for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h.
Weighing 145 kilograms thanks to extensive use of carbon fiber and CFRP, four-wheel drive and a 245-horsepower electric motor kit, this vehicle achieved the fastest sprint from 0 to 100 km/h.
And many readers will wonder: What is the fastest 0-100 acceleration? Thanks to its power (it has a ratio of 1,750 hp per tonne), this electric car broke the 1.5-second barrier on a Bosch track in Renningen in the Böblingen district of Baden-Württemberg, reaching 100 km/h from a standstill. in a time of 1,461 seconds.
This time, which generates a force of 2.5 G (equal to the sensations experienced by astronauts when a rocket re-enters the atmosphere), makes this experimental car the fastest accelerating electric car in the world.
With this time recorded, the team from the University of Stuttgart managed to break the record previously set in 2016 with a time of 1.513 seconds.