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Electric car sets world acceleration record

#1  Postby DougC » Jun 24, 2016 1:59 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36606500

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An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.
The grimsel car took only 1.513 seconds to reach 100kph (62mph) - slashing about a quarter of a second off the previous record time.
So far, no petrol-powered production car has managed to hit the same speed in a comparable time.
The grimsel needed only 30m (98ft) of track to reach the landmark speed.

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#2  Postby laklak » Jun 24, 2016 8:12 pm

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#3  Postby tuco » Jun 24, 2016 8:31 pm

I would probably miss roaring engine and smell of petrol tho. Well, miss ..
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#4  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Jun 24, 2016 9:34 pm

I never understood why people think engines that are working really hard sound powerful. I've always felt the opposite should be the case. If the engine is really that powerful, it ought not be working so hard.

Who sounds stronger? The person who lifts a heavy weight without a sound, or the person who gasps and wheezes as they lift the weight?
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#5  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jun 25, 2016 2:14 am

This was shown on Top Gear last week. The new Tesla beat a Mustang in a drag race. Although I did notice that the drag race was short enough so that the Tesla won just as the Mustang was about to overtake it comfortably, so the acceleration doesn't necessarily translate into top speed and acceleration to 100mph might still be quite a bit behind.
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#6  Postby tuco » Jun 25, 2016 6:36 am

ScholasticSpastic wrote:I never understood why people think engines that are working really hard sound powerful. I've always felt the opposite should be the case. If the engine is really that powerful, it ought not be working so hard.

Who sounds stronger? The person who lifts a heavy weight without a sound, or the person who gasps and wheezes as they lift the weight?


You hung around wrong people then ;)
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