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World’s Fastest Accelerating EV Hits 62mph in 1.779 Secs

by Shane McGlaun
World’s Fastest Accelerating EV Hits 62mph in 1.779 Secszoom in

Electric cars are able to make some very impressive runs from a standstill to 60mph. This is because all of their torque is available immediately. If you think the Tesla Model S is fast off the line, check out these German students setting a world record for EV acceleration.

This little racing EV streaked from 0-62mph in just 1.779 seconds. It beat the previous record holder by a scant 0.006 seconds. Talk about a tight race.

The electric racer cranks out just 134hp, but it weighs in at only 342 pounds. I bet it felt like the driver’s eyeballs were going to be left at the starting line, the way this thing accelerates.

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