After the world record attempt had to be postponed at short notice at the beginning of September, it will take place on Friday, September 23, 2022. Unfortunately, no media representatives will be able to attend the attempt itself. Instead, you will have the opportunity to visit the GreenTeam on the race track one day after the world record attempt, on Saturday, September 24, 2022. If you are interested, please register by email with Franziska Gildein by 11 a.m. on Friday, September 23. Your registration is required to be allowed to enter the grounds.
From 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in under 1.5 seconds: If the self-designed electric racing car of the GreenTeam of the University of Stuttgart achieves this acceleration, the world record is broken. The world record attempt should have taken place on September 1, 2022, but unfortunately had to be canceled due to technical problems with the race car. Now the record is to be brought back to Germany on September 23, 2022. The 20 students have been preparing for this day for almost a year. They are studying various study programs at the University of Stuttgart and are tinkering with their e-racing car in their own workshop on the Campus Vaihingen.
The carbon race car weighs just under 145 kilograms and has a maximum output of 180 kilowatts thanks to the four-wheel drive with motors developed in-house and a newly designed high-voltage battery pack. Due to the low vehicle weight, this corresponds to 1750 hp per ton. The vehicle can thus achieve a peak acceleration of 2.5g, which is roughly comparable to the force experienced by astronauts when the rocket re-enters the earth’s atmosphere.
The international chase for the world record
In 2012, the GreenTeam from Stuttgart held the world record for the first time, with an acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.681 seconds. After this record was broken by teams from the Netherlands and Switzerland, the Stuttgart team was able to beat the record again in 2015 and set a time of 1.779 seconds as the new best. In 2016, the Swiss team beat this with a time of 1.513 seconds, the best time to date.
And what are the GreenTeam’s chances of bringing the record back to Germany? “We are highly motivated and have spent so much time and effort on this project that we are firmly convinced that we can break the world record,” Pavel Povolni, first chairman of the Friends’ Association GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V. says.
About the GreenTeam
The GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V. was established in 2009 and since then has been participating on a regular basis in “Formula Student”, the international design competition for university students. In this competition, students independently construct an electric race car which is then evaluated in various disciplines such as acceleration and endurance. In total, the GreenTeam has about 70 members as well as a friends’ association consisting of about 140 GreenTeam alumni. 20 students from the team joined together in order to break the world record.
Franziska Gildein, PR-Managerin GreenTeam, E-Mail