World record attempt

+++ UPDATE (21.07.2015, 18:23) ++

The official press kit (german) can be found here -> Press kit

+++ UPDATE (18.07.2015, 22:45) +++

We made it !!! The world record is broken with a record time of 1.779 seconds from 0-100 km / h.

Those pictures are witness or our world record.

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World record attempt by students – faster than the pros!

In 2012, the students of the GreenTeams Uni Stuttgart set the Guinness World Record for the fastest accelerating electric vehicle from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.68 seconds with their electric racing car E0711-2. Broken by the Formula Student Electric team at the ETH Zurich (1.785 seconds), the students of the University of Stuttgart do not let loose and plan a new attack.

“With our race car E0711-5 we will start the trial. We have tested it extensively, and we are sure that we will get the title back to Stuttgart, “said the event manager and former technical project manager Benedikt Bauersachs. The E0711-5 is ideally equipped with a total power of at least 100 kW distributed over four engines on the four wheels, an ingenious control of the acceleration process (torque control), optimized overall vehicle dynamics and ultimately fresh new tires. The weight of the racing car is 160 kg and can with the resulting power weight of 1.6 kg / kW in all comparisons to the [professional] racing sport. As an example, a Formula 1 racing car of the current season reaches about 1.0 kg / kW, a Bugatti Veyron Supersport 2.08 kg / kW and a Porsche 918 Spyder 2.50 kg / kW.

And who’s driving? “Currently, several drivers are in the selection. Most importantly, the driver must be light and have the race car under control at this extreme acceleration – safety is the key “, says Bauersachs. What is certain, however, is that the driver belongs to the GreenTeam and will not be an external.

The record attempt will take place as part of a motor show. The team must prove themselves in the middle of July 2015 in front of the audience and highly accurate calibrated measuring technology from Kistler. The Motorsportveranstaltung offers the GreenTeam a great frame and the possibility to race on another day of the weekend if the weather is bad.

The E0711-5 racing car, with “5” for the fifth generation, was launched in 2014 as part of the international design contest Formula Student Electric. Students of all disciplines are measured by building an electric racing car according to uniform regulations. After a concept, construction and manufacturing phase (approx. Seven months), the new racing cars compete against each other in different disciplines. Not only is the innovation spirit of the approaching engineers in demand, but also an overall package consisting of team spirit, presentation skills and budget planning. The competition does not sleep – there are more than 100 Formula Student Electric teams worldwide.

The over 40 GreenTeam students have access to all the experience gained in recent years in order to get the best out of their work packages. This often results in complete proprietary developments such as control units, battery concepts or fiber composite technologies and much more. In addition to students of technical subjects, students of business administration and medial sciences are also involved. Numerous partners and supporters of the University of Stuttgart and the technologically rich region of Stuttgart enable the construction of high-quality racing cars in all respects.

In addition to the GreenTeam headquarters, a “Foerderverein” was recently set up to structure the alumni of the team and to promote the work of the GreenTeam in its entirety. This also includes events such as the World Record Challenge, which is organized and implemented by members of the sponsoring association.