World’s Fastest Electric Cars

By
Dave Nichols
Updated:
Sep 2022
Time to read:
7
min
One of the best things about electric cars is their seamless, instantaneous performance. While all EVs offer a rush of power, some are truly remarkable in their ability to push you back in your seats. The world's fastest EVs can accelerate to 60 mph in two seconds or less!
Couple outside of house with a Porsche Taycan Turbo S

0-60 Faster Than You Can Read This

Electric cars are fast off the line. Hitting the accelerator produces instant, neck-cracking speed. While all EVs are pretty fast from zero to 60, several of the following list of cars are as fast as a 2-million-dollar Bugatti Veyron mega super car. We’re talking about zero to 60mph in two-and-a-half seconds!

List of Today's Fastest Electric Cars

Here’s GreenCars’ list of the fastest EVs on the market today. Race helmet not included.

Jaguar I-PACE

In addition to great acceleration, from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, drivers can enjoy responsive handling and a smooth, comfortable ride in this SUV with plenty of thrills. With 394 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 234-mile electric range, this Jaguar gives you a performance rush without sacrificing range.

  • 0-60: 4.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 124 mph
  • Horsepower: 394 hp
  • Torque: 512 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $71,300

Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

This mainstream Tesla retails for under 50K and can rocket you to 60mph in just 4.2 seconds. It is faster than the Jaguar and a good deal less expensive. What’s more, the zero to 60mph time can be reduced down to an astounding 3.9 seconds with Tesla’s “Acceleration Boost” software upgrade for an additional $2,000.

  • 0-60: 4.2 seconds
  • Top Speed: 145 mph
  • Horsepower: 346 hp
  • Torque: 389 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $48,990

Audi e-tron GT

Audi’s electric sports sedan, the e-tron GT, shares the same platform as the Porsche Taycan. The e-tron GT features the larger 93.4kWh pack that’s optional in the Taycan. It has a top speed of 152mph and can blast you from zero to 60 in 3.9 seconds.

  • 0-60: 3.9 seconds
  • Top Speed: 152 mph
  • Horsepower: 469 hp
  • Torque: 472 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $99,900

Tesla Model X Long Range

The second-generation Model X is better than ever. The sporty SUV with the gull-wing doors has been around since 2015 and will take you from zero to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph, and that’s in base trim.

  • 0-60: 3.8 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Horsepower: 670 hp
  • Torque: n/a
  • MSRP: $89,990

Porsche Taycan 4S

The base model Taycan 4S comes with a smaller 79.2kWh pack, but is upgradeable to the 93.4kWh for $5,570. Put the car in “launch mode” and even in base trim it will take you from zero to 60mph in just 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 155mph.

  • 0-60: 3.8 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Horsepower: 429 hp (522 in Overboost)
  • Torque: 472 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $103,800

Tesla Model Y Performance

This is one of the fastest electric crossovers in the world. The performance will blow you away with a zero to 60mph time of 3.5 seconds and top speed of 155mph. There’s no “launch mode” on this one, just scalding speed for the whole family.

  • 0-60: 3.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Horsepower: 480 hp
  • Torque: 471 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $60,990

Tesla Model S Long Range

With an astounding range of 412 miles before it needs a charge, the Model S is the fastest base model Tesla ever. With 670 horsepower, it will zap you to 60mph in just 3.1 seconds. Like the Model X and Y, top speed is 155mph.

  • 0-60: 3.1 seconds
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • Horsepower: 670 hp
  • Torque: 487 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $79,990

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

The Turbo S is the top dog in Porsche’s stable. It comes with 21-inch Mission E wheels and more interior options than its Turbo brother. This four-door has a range of 201 miles and is great on a road trip. It can generate up to 616 horsepower and go from zero to 60 in just 2.5 seconds. As fast as the aforementioned Bugatti Veyron.

  • 0-60: 2.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 161 mph
  • Horsepower: 616 hp (750 hp in Overboost)
  • Torque: 774 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $185,000

‍Lucid Air Dream Edition

The Dream Edition is the most powerful version of the Air model line. With a whopping 1,080 horsepower, zero to 60mph happens in a blink – 2.5 seconds. Top speed is 168mph and a quarter mile will blur by in just 9.9 seconds.

  • 0-60: 2.5 seconds
  • Top Speed: 168 mph
  • Horsepower: 1,080 hp
  • Torque: 738 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $169,900

Tesla Model S Plaid

With a range of 396 miles, the Model S Plaid is propelled by three electric motors, brings 1,000 horsepower to the table, and a zero to 60mph time of… wait for it… 2 seconds. Top speed rockets to 200mph. It’s the flagship, or starship, of the Tesla line.

  • 0-60: 2 seconds
  • Top Speed: 200+ mph
  • Horsepower: 1,020 hp
  • Torque: 905 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $135,990

Rimac Nevera

As of this writing, the Rimac Nevera electric hypercar is the fastest EV ever produced. The sports car’s four electric motors make 1,914 horsepower that will take you from zero to 60mph in 1.85 seconds. Top speed is a daunting 258mph. But as the old saying goes, “Speed costs… how fast do you want to go?” MSRP for one of these super sexy James Bond cars is two and a half million dollars.

  • 0-60: 1.85 seconds
  • Top Speed: 258 mph
  • Horsepower: 1,914 hp
  • Torque: 1,741 lb-ft.
  • MSRP: $2,400,000