This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds

A team of 30 students have built the fastest-accelerating electric car in the world. Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) published a video today that shows “grimsel,” its electric race car, accelerating from 0–60 miles per hour in just 1.513 seconds on a runway at Dübendorf Air Base in Switzerland.

That’s fast. It’s more than half a second faster than the world’s fastest production cars(including Tesla and its “Ludicrous Speed” mode), and two-tenths of a second faster the previous record. It’s even faster than the Zombie 222 electric Mustang we covered last year. To achieve this kind of feat, the car is made mostly of carbon fiber, uses four-wheel drive, and has an onboard computer that applies traction control to each individual wheel.

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