Alessandro Della Bella—ETH
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Electric vehicles are good for the planet, but they’re not known for being good on the racetrack. The Mythen could change that. Thirty students and alumni of the Academic Motorsports Club Zurich at ETH Zurich university set out to make the first racing EV that can go from 0 to 100 km/h in less than a second, and in September, at a race in Dübendorf, Switzerland, the Mythen did just that—in 0.956 seconds. The team took a year to engineer the 309-lb. car, using a vacuum fan that hugs the vehicle to the tarmac, significantly reducing drag.

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