World record back in Stuttgart

A team of students in Stuttgart set a new world record with an e-racing car they designed themselves: from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.461 seconds. The technology included weight-optimised inverters made by premium sponsor AMKmotion based in Kirchheim unter Teck.

It took them six years

Now the Formula Student Team at the University of Stuttgart has done it: they have regained the world record. AMKmotion supported the world record mission as a premium sponsor.

AMKmotion has been a supporter and supplier to the University of Stuttgart’s Green Team for many years and – as in 2012 and 2015 – was once again directly involved in its achievement of this latest world record as a premium sponsor. From the very outset, the students were able to draw on the know-how of the drive experts in Kirchheim and ultimately also incorporate their experience in the motors they went on to develop themselves. With the inverters made by AMKmotion specially tuned for this application, the carbon racing car was able to demonstrate its benefits in the area of power density in its performance on the track. Weighing just under 145 kilograms, it achieved an output of up to 180 kilowatts and a peak acceleration of 2.5 g. This is roughly comparable to the force experienced by astronauts when a rocket re-enters the Earth’s atmosphere.