World's Fastest Accelerating Car is an Electric Vehicle
A record-setting video was released yesterday. From a standing position, The Green Team Formula race car accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.779 seconds. This makes the vehicle, developed by engineers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany, faster than a Formula One racing car or the world’s fastest road car, the Bugatti Veryon.
As the driving world is slowly making the transition away from gasoline-powered engines, and we learn more about the technology behind the evolution of electric vehicles, it should come as no surprise that the fastest accelerating cars on the planet are electric vehicles.
The inventor of the battery device used in General Motor’s first electric vehicle says the new allure of electric cars is speed and performance, not just fuel efficiency. John E. Waters stated in 2013:
“Experimental electric cars already have achieved sustained speeds of more than 180 miles per hour, and established world speed records above 300 mph … Electric cars have inherent advantages in efficiency and torque over gasoline-powered vehicles. Energy storage-to-torque on an EV platform is above 90 percent efficient, compared to less than 35 percent for internal combustion engines. I have no doubt that battery-powered race cars will be attracting race fans in the immediate future.”
The future is now, so have a look for yourself!