At 285 km/h, it rips almost silently through the circuit: the fastest electric car in the world. It is conceived and developed by a student team, InMotion, from the Technical University in Eindhoven.
InMotion started constructing this car in 2014. “We have become such a close-knit team, and now that the car is finally racing, it’s unbelievable, and our joy is enormous,” says Account Manager Julia Stevens.
At Zandvoort Circuit and Zolder Circuit Zolder in Belgium, the car was already the fastest. There, the students broke the speed record with 16 and 19 seconds, respectively.
The car is almost completely silent. According to Stevens, the drivers even hear the wind blowing around the car. For those who love roaring engines, this takes some getting used to. “In the end, that is where we were heading,” says Stevens. “And we are very innovative in that.”
The ultimate goal of the student team is to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Translated by: Chaitali Sengupta