Zero to 62 mph in 1.5 seconds: Formula Student Team breaks world record with an electric racing car.
The car hit 100 km/h within a distance of less than 30 metres on a military airbase near Zurich, breaking the previous record which stood at 1.779 seconds. The lightweight car uses carbon fiber and weighs a scant 168 kg. Power comes from four wheel hub motors that transfer 200 hp of power to the tarmac via four-wheel drive technology.
“In the Formula Student, students are able to apply knowledge gained from their studies to everyday practice in a unique way,“ says Oliver Ferschke, head of BMW Group Human Resources Marketing. “In the process, social and key competences as well as practical know-how and business expertise are acquired and deepened. As a result, we are able to help young engineers attain important qualifications and enjoy themselves doing it.“