A few years ago, only a few manufacturers around the world had an electric car in their lineup. But now, electric cars are readily available on the market. And one major difference from before is that EVs are no longer restricted to the luxury market; they now range in size from small to large, expensive to affordable. Many emerging automakers begin their foray into electric vehicles with fast cars or electric supercars. In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at the top ten fastest production electric cars in the world.

The acceleration of electric cars is arguably their most talked about advantage. Unlike gas-powered cars, there’s no waiting for the turbos to spool or the engine's rpms to increase. No matter how hefty they are, maximum torque is available at zero miles per hour, resulting in 0-60 times that are faster than any gas-powered supercar.
Up till recently, the American EV-maker Tesla enjoyed the crown of having the fastest all-electric car that could do 0-60 MPH in under 2 seconds. But with the likes of hypercar maker Rimac joining the bandwagon with its EV, the time has dropped even lower than the 1.9 second mark. Some other companies that produce fast-accelerating electric cars are Lucid, Rivian, and Lotus. So, without further ado, here is the list of the top ten fastest electric cars in the world.


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 10. Tesla Model 3 Performance

The first car on this list is the Tesla Model 3 Performance, and it has a 0-60 MPH time of 3.1 seconds. When it comes to EVs in general, Tesla is unquestionably the gold standard. The most affordable option is the Tesla Model 3, and it does not disappoint. Since its release in 2018, the Model 3 has swept the globe.

Due to its EV nature, it is extremely fast, efficient, and provides a wealth of cutting-edge technological capabilities. The Tesla Model 3 Performance has a price of $56,990, which puts it in direct competition with cars like the Polestar 2 and the BMW i4.

GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck

Specs

Price

$56,990
Powertrain

Dual electric motors

Horsepower

450 HP

Torque

471 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

3.1 secs

Top speed 

162 MPH

The Tesla Model 3 Performance has dual electric motors that produce 450 HP and 471 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 162 MPH.

9. GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck

The next car on this list is the GMC Hummer EV. The Hummer EV  also comes as a SUV, but it is the pickup truck that does 0-60 in 3.0-seconds in Watts To Freedom mode (WTF). After being resurrected as an EV, the GMC Hummer EV comes with many unique features including Crabwalk where it can move diagonally, customizable drive modes, a large 13.4-inch infotainment system, Off-road drive models, and even 18-inch wheels with 35-inch off-road tires, Ultravision and Supercruise. The GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck has a starting price of $108,700.

GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck

Specs

Price

$108,700

Powertrain

Three-electric motors

Horsepower

1000 HP

Torque

1200 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

3.0 secs

Top speed 

106 MPH

The GMC Hummer EV Pickup Truck has three electric motors that produce 1000 HP and 1200 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 106 MPH.

8. Rivian R1S & R1T

The Rivian R1S and R1T are next on this list since they share the same platform, motors, and, to an extent, styling. Both of the Rivian models set a 0-60 MPH time of 3.0 seconds. The R1S and R1T are twins, with the only difference being that the R1S is an SUV and the R1T is a pick-up truck.
The Rivian R1S starts at $72,500 and it faces stiff competition from the likes of the Audi e-tron Premium Plus, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model X. And at the same time, the Rivian R1T has a starting price of $61,500 and it locks horns against the likes of the GMC Hummer EV, Tesla Cybertruck, and Nikola Badger.

Rivian R1S & R1T

Specs

Price

$67,500 (R1T) / $72,500 (R1S)

Powertrain

Quad electric motors

Horsepower

835 HP

Torque

908 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

3.0 secs

Top speed 

125 MPH

The Rivian R1S & R1T both have four electric motors that produce 835 HP and 908 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 125 MPH.


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7. Lotus Evija

The next car on this list is the Lotus Evija, and it has a 0-60 MPH time of under 3 seconds. The Evija is one of the first electric hypercars in the world, and it marks a change in direction for the brand, as before this, Lotus emphasized lightweight sports vehicles that didn’t rely heavily on high horsepower numbers.
Lotus claims that the Evija can achieve 0-124 mph in under 6 seconds and 0-186 in approximately 10 seconds. The Evija will come with 5 drive modes: Range, City, Tour, Sport & Track. In track mode, the Evija can be driven for 7 minutes flat out without any levels of the battery dropping 1% thanks to the aerodynamics and cooling abilities. It represents the best of technology in terms of sports cars and competes against the Rimac Nevera, Pininfarina Battista, and the Aspark Owl. A total of 130 examples of the Lotus Evija are planned to be released, with each one of them costing around $2.3 million.

Lotus Evija

Specs

Price

$2,300,000

Powertrain

Four-electric motors

Horsepower

1,972 HP

Torque

1,327 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

under 3 secs

Top speed 

200+ MPH

The Lotus Evija has four electric motors that produce 1,972 HP and 1,327 lb-ft of torque, which makes it one of the most powerful production cars of all time. It has a top speed of more than 200 MPH.

6. Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Next up is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and it has a 0-60 MPH time of 2.6 seconds. This makes it the fastest 0-60 Porsche alongside the 911 Turbo S. The Taycan Turbo S already has a few records under its belt, proving it is one of the fastest electric cars on the market with the Guinness World Record for Fastest Indoor Land Speed Record and also having set the time for the fastest production electric car at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has a starting price of $185,000. 

Porsche Taycan Turbo S 

Specs

Price

$185,000

Powertrain

Dual electric motors

Horsepower

750 HP

Torque

774 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

2.6 secs

Top speed 

161 MPH

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has 2 electric motors that produce 750 HP and 774 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 161 MPH.

5. Tesla Model X Plaid

The Tesla Model X Plaid is the fastest SUV on the list, having a 0-60 MPH time of 2.5 seconds. The Tesla Model X Plaid received a set of updates towards the end of last year, which included a facelift, a new Yoke steering wheel, more screens on the interior, and a new interface that supports video games. The Tesla Model X Plaid has a starting price of $126,490 and competes against the likes of the Mercedes-Benz EQC, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Audi e-tron.

Tesla Model X Plaid 

Specs

Price

$126,490
Powertrain

Three-electric motors

Horsepower

1,020 HP

Torque -

0-60 MPH

2.5 secs

Top speed 

163 MPH

The Tesla Model X Plaid is powered by three electric motors that produce 1,020 HP. It has a top speed of 163 MPH. 


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4. Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance

The next car on this list is the Lucid Air Dream Edition. The Performance trim of the car can go from 0-60 MPH in 2.5 seconds. With premium materials and excellent attention to detail, the interior of the Air redefines luxury. The big 34-inch 5K touchscreen panel uses the incredibly user-friendly Lucid User Experience interface.

A variety of driver assistance systems with Level 2 and Level 3 self-driving capabilities are also included with the Air. The Lucid Air Dream Edition is also the first vehicle in the world to deliver Dolby Atmos and comes equipped with one of the best Lidar systems on the market. The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance has a starting price of $170,650. It faces stiff competition from the Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan Turbo.

Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance

Specs

Price

$170,650
Powertrain

Dual electric motor

Horsepower

1,111 HP

Torque

737 lb-ft of torque

0-60

2.5 seconds

Top speed 

168 mph

The Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance has 2 electric motors that produce 1,111 HP and 737 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 168 MPH.

3. Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest four-door vehicle in the world, as it can go from 0-60 MPH in 1.99 seconds. When released in 2012, the Tesla Model S was the company’s flagship car, and it set the stage for the development of EVs. Without it, we would not have seen the industry grow so quickly.
The Tesla Model S Plaid has some impressive performance numbers, like a Nurburgring lap record of 7 minutes 30 seconds in a stock car. If that is not enough, the Model S Plaid gets Track Mode via its latest upgrade and, in the near future, will swap out its Lidar system for Tesla Vision and get high-performance brakes developed in collaboration with NASA. The Tesla Model S Plaid has a starting price of $129,990 and competes with the German hotshots, Porsche Taycan 4S, and Mercedes-Benz EQS.

Tesla Model X Plaid

Specs

Price

$135,990

Powertrain

Three-electric motors

Horsepower

1,020 HP

Torque

1,050 lb-ft

0-60

1.99 secs

Top speed 

200 MPH

The Tesla Model S Plaid has 3 electric motors that produce 1,020 HP and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 200 MPH.


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2. Tesla Roadster

The next car on this list is the Tesla Roadster, which has a 0-60 MPH time of 1.9 seconds. Theoretically, the optional SpaceX Package, which adds cold air thrusters to the Roadster, will allow it to do 0-60 MPH in 1.1 seconds.
Recently, the Tesla Roadster production has been further delayed to 2023 due to a global semiconductor chip shortage, and further delays could also happen due to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine for material supply disruptions as the region is rich with nickel ore, a necessary component for making Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The estimated starting price of the Tesla Roadster is $200,000.

Tesla Roadster 

Specs

Price

$250,000

Powertrain

Three electric motors

Horsepower

(TBA)

Torque

(TBA)

0-60

1.9 secs

Top speed 

250 MPH

The horsepower and the torque from the Tesla Roadster has not been revealed yet, but it does have a top speed of 250 MPH.

1. Rimac Nevera

The final car on this list is the Rimac Nevera. It can go from 0-60 MPH in 1.85 seconds, which makes it the fastest electric car in the world. Along with this, the Nevara also set the world record quarter-mile time of 8.52 seconds.
Rimac has recently started a partnership with Bugatti to become Bugatti-Rimac. There is also word that the product of this partnership will reveal a more powerful and faster successor to the Nevara. The Nevara is the most expensive car on this list with an asking price of $2.4 million and only 150 examples will be made. 

Rimac Nevara 

Specs

Price

$2,400,000

Powertrain

Four electric motors

Horsepower

1,914 HP

Torque

1,741 lb-ft

0-60

1.85 secs

Top speed 

258 MPH

The Rimac Nevera has 4 electric motors that produce 1,914 HP and 1,741 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 258 MPH.


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