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 100kph (62mph) – 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.
 The grimsel needed only 30m (98ft) of track to reach the landmark speed.