It has emerged that a group of Dutch students have posted a new electric vehicle world record by registering a 0-100 kmph acceleration time of just 2.15 seconds in their electric car. (Now that surely is supercar-rivaling quick!)
The previous record stood at 2.68 seconds, which is half a second more than the new record. In fact, the Dutch team’s electric car exceeded team manager Tim de Moree’s expectations. Commenting on the record breaking performance of his team, he said, “We thought that under these conditions we’d be happy with 2.30. But we really didn’t expect 2.15.”
Quite interestingly, the timing by the Dutch team even overshadowed that from the Ariel Atom V8, which made a production car record of 2.3 seconds in 2010.
The electric car which achieved this mean feat was built at Delft University of Technology and is powered by wheel-mounted electric motors. These motors together produce 135HP, which coupled with a dry weight of just 145kgs, endow the car with a scintillating performance.