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Students at ETH Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts took to the fast lane and developed an electric vehicle that's capable of going 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in just 1.513 seconds. Here in the U.S. where we stubbornly shun the metric system, that's roughly equivalent to a 0 to 60 miles per hour measurement (62.1371 MPH to be exact). More importantly, the students can celebrate setting a world record in acceleration for an electric car. Hitting 100 km/h in just 1.513 seconds took just 30 meters of track at the Dübendorf air base near Zurich. Previously the world record sat at 1.779 seconds, which was achieved by a team assembled at the University of Stuffgart. Talk about... Read more...