New 0-100 acceleration world record – level 3

18-09-2023 07:00

A group of students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences has designed and built an electric racing car named Mythen that has broken the world record for electric

vehicle acceleration. The car achieved this remarkable feat by accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 0.956 seconds, covering a distance of 12.3 meters. This achievement has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

The project involved around 30 members of the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ), who developed all components of the car, including printed circuit boards, chassis, and the battery. The vehicle weighs 140 kilograms and boasts 240 kilowatts of power, which is a remarkable achievement in student engineering.

Difficult words: feat (an achievement that requires great courage, strength, or skill), circuit board (a set of electrical connections fixed onto a surface), chassis (the base frame of a car).

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What was the distance covered by the electric vehicle when it achieved its record-breaking 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 0.956 seconds?


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