Kreisel Electric Cart Sets New Record – 0-100 km/h in 3.1 Seconds

JUL 20 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

After three long years – on June 28th, a contender was finally able to break Linde E1’s 2011 Guinness World Record of quickest accelerating electric cart (3.45 seconds).

The new record of 3.1 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (or 62 mph) was set by a Kreisel Electric cart at a three day event for the Ischgl Cart Trophy in Austria.  The event is often referred to as the Formula 1 of the Alps.

Kreisel Electric is a high-end manufacturer based out of Freistadt, Austria, took a 50 kW BRUSA motor and inverter and combined it with high energy density battery pack. The pack weight of just 65 kg, which at 13 kWh is one of the lowest weights we have seen, features some small size cells (actually 1,188 of them)!

Not strange that it was Robin Frijns (Caterham Formula 1 test pilot) who drove the cart to improve upon the previous record result by over 10%.

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

Kreisel Electric’s Cart

And here is video of what the Ischgl Cart Trophy looks like:

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5 Comments on "Kreisel Electric Cart Sets New Record – 0-100 km/h in 3.1 Seconds"

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Jouni Valkonen
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They have about the same energy density and probably the same cell format (cylindrical 18650) as what Tesla is using in Model S.

I wonder if they used Tesla’s patents? 😀

Mark
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Rob
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Rob

WHAT?
A cart powered by AA batteries?
This sounds like science fiction 🙂

Anon
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Anon

Nice little neck-snapper…