Mythen: The Fastest Electric Car in the World

Mythen: The Fastest Electric Car in the World

The team from the Academic Motorsports Club Zürich at ETH Zürich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland managed to create a super light electric car called “mythen” weighing just 309 pounds. This little beast can go from 0 to 62 mph in an insane 0.956 seconds. Oh, and did I mention it covers a distance just a bit longer than 40 feet.


So, the team just heard from Guinness World Records that they officially broke the previous record set by students from the University of Stuttgart last year by almost a third. Pretty impressive, right?

This stunt just proves that there’s still so much to learn about aerodynamics and the mind-blowing abilities of electric motor-powered drivetrains.

The mythen is made with a lightweight carbon and aluminum honeycomb to keep it light, and it has a specialized powertrain that gives it a crazy 326 horsepower. But power isn’t the only thing that matters when it comes to setting a record for acceleration – it’s also crucial to effectively transfer that power to the ground.

To stay stuck to the ground when accelerating, the mythen basically sucks itself onto the ground, like a vacuum cleaner.

Thanks to electric drivetrains, EVs have totally outperformed the competition lately. The Rimac Nevera is the fastest production EV out there, taking a relaxed 1.71 seconds to hit 60 mph. Although, it’s worth mentioning that its hefty 5,100-pound curb weight sets it apart from the rest.

Reference- Road & Track, Inside EVs, Futurism, Guinness World Records, ETH Zürich website & PR