“Anything is possible if you are sincerely determined and you really want to do it.” Proof of this is the project of students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, who produced the fastest accelerating electric car in the world, the Mythen.
As part of the Zurich Academic Motorsport Club (AMZ), the students worked tirelessly on a car that, thanks to the use of carbon fiber and aluminum, weighs only 140 kilograms.
Mythen is powered by four electric motors, one on each wheel, with a total power of 326 hp (240 kW). That doesn’t sound impressive, so what’s the secret? Well, the secret is in the power-to-weight ratio, which makes the Mythen unmatched by even the world’s most powerful hypercars. This vehicle actually has enough power for this platform that the car could take off. However, thanks to a system that keeps the vehicle firmly on the ground, the Mythen manages to get the grip it needs to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in a whopping 0.956 seconds.
The record was previously held by Foerderverein GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V., whose electric car accelerated to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 1.461 seconds on September 23, 2022.
At the beginning of July, Fiat premiered the new 600e, the latest zero-emission model, and now production has begun. Although with the old name (Seicento – 600), the new model has been transformed into a subcompact crossover inspired by the smaller Fiat 500e.
Fiat Seicento is built on the e-CMP2 platform like the Jeep Avenger, and they are powered by the same 156 hp (115 kW) electric motor, which is enough for the crossover to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9 seconds. that’s not the only thing these two cars share, there’s a 54 kWh battery, and Fiat promises the e600 will have a range of more than 400 kilometers (WLTP). If it is used only in the city, one charge should provide a range of 600 kilometers.
With a length of 4.17 meters, the new fully electric Fiat brings with it an airy and spacious passenger cabin for five people as well as a luggage space of 360 liters. Inside, the 7-inch digital instrument panel and 10.25-inch display stand out.
When it comes to the price, Fiat announced at the presentation that the Seicento will cost 35,950 euros, and in combination with the La Prima equipment package, 40,950 euros.
Finally, Lotus has premiered its new all-electric Hyper-GT, the Lotus Emeya. The company did not reveal many details about this car, and what can be seen from the photos is that its design resembles the Lotus Eletre.
Progressive and powerful lines with strong musculature characterize this masterpiece in motion. Two rows of thin lights (Adaptive Driving Beam technology), a sporty design of the hood and an active grill in front, an active diffuser and a rear spoiler in the back, show that it is a serious sports car.
The car is finished in yellow with contrasting black A-pillars that “blend” with the black roof. At the back are a thin light bar that extends along the entire length, and an active rear wing that increases downforce and improves handling at high speeds.
Inside, the driver-focused cockpit is equipped with carbon fiber seats trimmed in white luxury sustainable upcycled fabric, which combined with black fabric covers parts of the dashboard and door panels. In front of the driver are the steering wheel with the lower flat part, as well as the centrally located display.
When it comes to the powertrain, the Lotus Emeya is powered by two electric motors with a total output of 905 hp (666 kW) and 726 lb-ft (985 Nm) of torque. It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.78 seconds with a top speed of 256 km/h (159 mph). It is equipped with a 102 kWh battery which, thanks to a 350kW DC fast charger, enables a range of 150 kilometers in 5 minutes of charging. The battery will be charged to 80 percent in just 18 minutes.