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New Acceleration Record Set For Electric Cars

Going from 0-100kph in record time, this new zero emissions vehicle is sure to make its debut in Egypt soon.

Staff Writer

Egyptians love racing electric cars, and now recent advances made by Swiss engineers are about to make things much more exciting. The Grimsel car, named after a pass in the Alps, broke the world record for battery-powered acceleration by reaching 100kph in only 1.513 seconds.

In just 30 metres, the Grimsel hit speeds that no petrol-powered car has managed to do in a comparable time. The Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid, the current fastest production vehicle, takes 2.2 seconds to hit the same speed.

Weighing only 168 kg, the Grimsel has powerful motors mounted on each wheel and a sophisticated traction control system that maximizes torque. The car is also constructed with carbon fibre, which contributes to its light weight. 

There is no word yet on when or whether the Grimsel is coming to compete here in Egypt, but it must only be a matter of time before the engineering students who built it come to show it off.