Acceleration world record for electric vehicles

Students at ETH Zürich and Hochschule Luzern succeeded in achieving a new acceleration world record with their electric racing car "grimsel" at the start of November. The electrically driven racing car in "Formula Student" was implemented with MOBILE inverters from Lenze Schmidhauser. The manufacturer of drive solutions for mobile use is a sponsor and supplier to the motor sport competition for young engineers.The vehicle of the Formula Student team from Akademische Motorsportverein Zürich (AMZ) accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h within 30 metres and less than 1.785 seconds. The existing acceleration record from 0 to 100 km/h was 2.134 seconds.

The "grimsel" electric racing car is AMZ's fifth electric vehicle and was developed and constructed by 30 students from ETH Zürich and Hochschule Luzern within one year. "For Lenze Schmidhauser it is already the second vehicle to use the MOBILE series inverter. These have been especially designed for use in commercial vehicles, but their compact construction also makes them suitable for use in the Formula Student vehicle. We are of course delighted by the wins achieved by the young engineers," comments Jonas Schuster, head of sales and marketing at Lenze Schmidhauser.

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