New 0-100 acceleration world – level 2

18-09-2023 07:00

Students from Zurich and Lucerne, Switzerland, created an electric racing car called Mythen.

This car recently broke the world record for electric vehicle acceleration when it accelerated from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than a second. During this time, it drove 12.3 meters.

Around 30 people worked on this project for nearly a year. They designed and optimized all parts of the car, from electrical connections to the chassis and battery. The car weighs 140 kilograms but has the power of 240 kilowatts of power.

The driver Kate Maggetti took on the challenge. Experts said that the project was successful only thanks to the collaboration of students and their hard work to find new and unusual solutions.

Difficult words: acceleration (how quickly can something move faster), optimize (to make something as good or effective as possible), chassis (the metal base of a car).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What innovative strategies did the team from Zurich and Lucerne use to optimize and design the car's electrical connections, chassis and battery?


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