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ETH Zurich and Lucerne University Students Shatter Electric Vehicle Acceleration World Record

17 Sep 2023
  • What did ETH Zurich and Lucerne University Student build together?
  • What did the Mythen achieve?

In a groundbreaking achievement, students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University have defied the limits of electric vehicle (EV) acceleration by breaking the world record in their single-seater open-cockpit car, aptly named "mythen." The Guinness World Records organization has officially recognized this feat, setting a new benchmark for electric vehicles in the realm of speed and acceleration. The team's remarkable achievement is a testament to their innovation, dedication, and the potential of electric vehicles in shaping the future of transportation.

The Birth of "Mythen"

The Birth of

The journey towards this groundbreaking accomplishment began when a group of passionate students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University came together with a shared dream - to push the boundaries of what electric vehicles could achieve. The result was "mythen," an awe-inspiring machine designed solely for one purpose: to redefine the concept of acceleration.

Mythen is a marvel of engineering and design. The single-seater open-cockpit car boasts an aerodynamic form that is both visually stunning and performance-oriented. The vehicle's sleek design minimizes drag and maximizes downforce, allowing it to cut through the air with unparalleled efficiency. But it's under the hood where the magic truly happens.

The heart of Mythen is an advanced electric powertrain system that harnesses cutting-edge technology. The vehicle is equipped with a potent combination of electric motors, an energy-dense battery pack, and sophisticated control systems, all meticulously crafted to work in harmony. The result is an electric powertrain that delivers unprecedented acceleration capabilities.

Guinness World Records Recognition

Guinness World Records Recognition

Mythen's record-breaking achievement came during a series of meticulously planned test runs on a closed track. In a jaw-dropping display of power and precision, the car catapulted from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than a second. This blistering acceleration time, which was officially measured and verified, eclipsed the previous record, making it the fastest acceleration ever recorded for an electric vehicle.

The news of Mythen's record-breaking acceleration quickly reached the ears of the Guinness World Records adjudicators. After a thorough review of the data and video evidence, the organization officially recognized the achievement. Mythen is now listed in the prestigious Guinness World Records as the electric vehicle with the fastest 0-62 mph acceleration time.

Implications for Electric Mobility

Implications for Electric Mobility

This groundbreaking achievement by the ETH Zurich and Lucerne University students has significant implications for the future of electric mobility. It highlights the rapid advancements being made in EV technology, especially in terms of acceleration and speed. Such innovations are crucial for dispelling any lingering doubts about the performance capabilities of electric vehicles and for accelerating their adoption on a global scale.

Additionally, the "Mythen" project serves as an inspiration for future generations of engineers, scientists, and innovators. It underscores the importance of collaboration between academia and industry in pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of sustainable transportation.

The world record-breaking acceleration achieved by ETH Zurich and Lucerne University students in their electric vehicle "Mythen" is a remarkable feat that propels the electric mobility revolution to new heights. Their dedication, ingenuity, and passion for pushing the limits of technology have shown that electric vehicles are not just environmentally friendly but can also be thrillingly fast. As the world moves towards a sustainable future, accomplishments like these serve as a reminder that innovation knows no bounds and that the future of transportation is electric. Mythen stands as a symbol of what can be achieved when determination meets cutting-edge technology, and it will continue to inspire generations to come.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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