It wasn’t so long that driving an EV was anything but electrifying. The performance was more milk float than muscle car due to the heavy lead-acid batteries and weedy motors. However, the rapid technological advancements in every field mean that going as fast as possible these days necessitates the use of battery power, and EVs now have the advantage over internal combustion engines. And nowadays, with the evolving technology there is a good craze of electric cars too as people are giving more preference to electric vehicles as they are more environment friendly. But at the same time people want their electric cars to be fast and hence to solve this problem we have brought you the whole list of fastest electric cars in the world.
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Here is a list of Fastest Electric Cars so far in 2022
Audi RS E-tron GT Quattro
Audi’s most powerful version of its e-tron GT is also very quick, and it is very similar to the Porsche Taycan. Using the same twin motor system and trick two-speed transmission, the RS can produce an overboost 637bhp (power is normally 590bhp) for a record-breaking 3.1-second 0-60mph time. This isn’t quite as fast as the Porsche (it’s also limited to 155mph top speed), but it’s enough to blow most internal combustion-engined supercars out of the water. A feat made even more incredible by the fact that it weighs a whopping 2347kg.
Tesla Model 3
It’s perhaps unsurprising to see a Tesla or four on this list, given its position as the leading pure-EV manufacturer. What’s most impressive about the Model 3 is that it’s the company’s mainstay, a BMW 3 Series rival that’s both affordable and usable in comparison to the others here. It will reach 60 mph in 3.1 seconds in four-wheel-drive trim with 449bhp. Incredibly, future over-the-air updates may allow owners to accelerate their devices even further by simply pressing a button.
When Lotus finally reveals the official performance figures for its 1923bhp hypercar, it’s likely to move up this list. Until then, we will have to settle it down for the firm of Norfolk doubtless pessimistic claim of “less than three seconds” for the test of 0-60mph and a top speed of “over 200mph.” Whatever the truth is, the Evija will most likely be one of the most exciting to drive, thanks to a class-leading target kerb weight of 1700kg and has been carefully developed driver modes are designed to maximise the huge performance potential.
The Nio could be argued that it shouldn’t be on this list because EP stands for Experimental Prototype. Despite this, the Chinese-backed company has built and sold 16 of the 1341bhp four-wheel-drive machine, and it also holds the Nürburgring lap record for a production car (6min 45.9sec, should you ask). In fact, track performance is where the Nio shines, and having been built to FIA LMP1 specifications, it’s effectively a thinly disguised racer, resulting in its ‘disappointing’ 0-60mph time of 2.7sec.
Porche Taycan Turbo S
It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the Taycan, which is one of the few cars on this list designed and built by a well-known automaker. While most here are exorbitantly priced and limited in quantity, the Porsche is a series-production model that’s just as usable as the company’s internal-combustion models. The Turbo S’s ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds is astounding, but top speed is limited to 162 mph. More impressive is the engaging handling and engineering depth that makes this feel as much like a Porsche as it does a 911.
Tesla Model X Plaid
It appears a little, ahem, ludicrous that the high-riding, seven-seat Tesla Model X can hit 60mph in less time than the Taycan. Consider this for a moment: a leather-lined, 2.5-tonne SUV that can accelerate faster than the majority of supercars, regardless of their mode of propulsion. The new 1006bhp tri-motor setup shared with the Model S Plaid is key to the gull-winged Tesla’s startling turn of speed, allowing this four-wheel drive seven-seater romp from standstill to 60mph in a startling 2.5 seconds.
The enigmatically titled Lucid Air, arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated EVs, isn’t lacking in headline-grabbing numbers. Developed in California and sporting jaw-dropping concept car looks, the luxurious four-door saloon promises up to 1065bhp from twin electric motors, a top speed of 235mph, and a range of 520 miles between charges in flagship Dream Edition guise. Of course, despite weighing slightly more than two tonnes, it’s quick off the line, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. It’s not just the car that’s fast; the Air is said to be capable of rapid charging of up to 300kW, which equates to 300 miles of range added in just 20 minutes.
Faraday Future FF91
Chinese entrepreneurship Faraday claims to be taking a different approach to car manufacturing, one that is similar to that of tech behemoths like Apple. It sees its large FF91 saloon as much a platform for selling digital services and, no doubt, access data as a car. Nonetheless, it’s a quick online platform, with its trio of motors producing 1035bhp and a 0-60mph time of 2.2 seconds. There are currently no plans to bring it to Europe, but when production begins later this year in the United States, it will start at £90,000 and go up from there.
The new Rimac Nevera electric hypercar, which made its debut in 2022, is designed to be quick. With a top speed of 258 mph, the Nevera promises to be both the world’s fastest accelerating car and the world’s fastest electric car, according to the tiny Croatian automaker. Even though the Nevera is currently the world’s fastest-accelerating production car, such incredible brute force is the result of sophisticated engineering. Porsche made a significant investment in Rimac in 2018 because of its expertise in high-performance electric drivetrains.