Student-Built EV Car Goes 0-62 mph in Record 0.956 Seconds

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 13, 2023

A group of students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts recently set a record for the fastest 0-62mph time with their hand-built electric car: 0.956 seconds. The 309-lb car got up to 62mph in just 40.3 feet, which is ~10 feet shorter than the width of a basketball court. The old record was 1.46 seconds, which this car just absolutely obliterated. For reference, the Tesla Plaid's 0-60 time is 1.99 seconds.

The video of their run is kind of amazing...the car is just so ludicrously quick that I started giggling when it leapt off the line.