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Electric car sets world acceleration record

23 June 2016 Last updated at 23:42 BST

An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.

The grimsel car took only 1.513 seconds to reach 100 kmph (62 mph) - slashing about a quarter of a second off the previous record time.

So far, no petrol-powered production car has managed to hit the same speed in a comparable time.