# How can an object (e.g. car) have zero velocity and nonzero (+/-) acceleration?

## On top of this, how would this result in the object "speeding up?"

Recall the velocity is displacement divided by time. So when you are going around in a circle, like a race track, you can be speeding up the whole way through but when you reach exactly where you started, your instantaneous velocity is $0 \frac{m}{s}$ as you displacement would be $0 m$ at that point.