In a technological marvel, a cutting-edge electric vehicle developed by the Technical University of Munich has shattered records by covering approximately 2,573 kilometers on a single battery charge. This new world record surpasses the previous mark by a staggering 1,000 kilometers.
Breaking Records in Munich
The Muc022 electric vehicle circled an empty hangar at Munich Airport for 99 hours, surpassing the previous world record of 1,608.54 kilometers. It took four days to break the record, and an additional two days for the 15.5 kWh battery to finally run out of juice.
Reports suggest that students primarily relied on well-thought-out aerodynamics and lightweight construction. This strategy paid off as the vehicle consumed a mere 0.6 kWh per 100 kilometers. The Munich team previously set the record for the most efficient electric vehicle in 2016 when their vehicle consumed only 0.81 kWh per 100 kilometers at an average speed of 25 km/h.
The Student’s Take on their Achievement
“While preparing for the record, it wasn’t just about studying; it was countless hours of hard work. It paid off, and we now hold a world record. Muc022 has succeeded in various competitions in the past and has now achieved the pinnacle of success. Our thanks go to everyone who supported us,” said the TUfast Eco team.
In May of this year, another electric vehicle, the Muc023, from the same student initiative was unveiled. The vehicle weighs a mere 65 kg. However, the team used the older Muc022 model, weighing 75 kg but equipped with a larger battery, to achieve the world record. The total weight of the vehicle without a driver reached 170 kg. The Muc022 is powered by a synchronous electric motor with 400 W of power.