Successful partner project by WITTENSTEIN, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and H-Tech AG
Together with Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and H-Tech AG, WITTENSTEIN set a formidable world record for acceleration with an electrically powered go-kart – from 0 to 60 mph (approx 100 km/h) in just 2.635 seconds, beating the previous best of 3.45 seconds by an awesome margin.
New record underlines the enormous potential of electric drives
The electric go-kart was developed by a consortium comprised of WITTENSTEIN, the Institute for Management and Engineering at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences in Lingen (Ems) and H-Tech AG of Schaan (Liechtenstein). The go-kart was manufactured by students of Mechanical and Business Engineering in the North German town of Osnabrück. On September 23, 2015, the electric go-kart was catapulted from standstill to a speed of 60 mph by its driver at Niederstetten Aerodrome. An entry in the Guinness Book of Records was the reward.