10 Fastest Electric Cars of 2024

10 Fastest Electric Cars of 2024

In yesterday’s blog on electric cars or EVs, we informed you about why Mr. Bean, or Rowan Atkinson, doesn’t think EVs are as environmentally friendly as they are portrayed. However, this blog isn’t about a debatable aspect of EVs; instead, it’s on a non-debatable aspect – speed.

While there are many critics as well as believers in the environmental friendliness of EVs, there isn’t a debate that EVs aren’t fast. Thanks to their aerodynamic designs and super-strong electric motors, some EVs can, in fact, give a run for their money to some combustion engine hypercars. Don’t believe us? Check out some EV cars’ performance statistics below.

Also, before we begin, in this blog, we have taken miles per hour (mph) as a unit of speed instead of kilometers per hour (km/h) since most of these superfast EVs are driven in the US and other countries where the imperial system of measurement is used. For our readers’ information, 1 mph equals around 1.6 km/h.

10 Fastest EVs

The following list is compiled from fastest to slowest based on the time it takes for a car to travel a quarter-mile distance. This method is one of the best ways to assess a car’s performance in terms of acceleration and speed.

2023 Tesla Model 3 Performance

The Tesla Model 3 Performance is the top trim level of Tesla’s most affordable electric car, the Model 3. Despite its affordability, Tesla hasn’t compromised on power. Equipped with dual motors, it boasts a combined output of 450 horsepower and 471 lb-ft of torque. This allows the Model 3 Performance to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds (Bugatti Chiron does 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds), complete the quarter-mile in 11.57 seconds, and reach a top speed of 162 mph. Despite its performance, it’s also efficient, offering a range of 315 miles (approx. 506 km) on a single charge.

2023 Audi RS E-Tron GT

If you aren’t a Tesla fan then look into this option. With two electric motors, it delivers 637 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. While these figures may not match some of the fastest electric cars, the RS E-Tron GT’s all-wheel-drive setup enables it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds.

2023 Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Porsche’s first all-electric vehicle, Taycan, and the Turbo S variant is the most powerful and fastest in the lineup. It features dual electric motors, producing a combined 750 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque. With all-wheel drive, the sedan accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds, completes the quarter-mile in 10.7 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 162 mph. These impressive performance figures are notable considering the Taycan Turbo S’s weight of 2,313 kgs.

2017 Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous+

The Ludicrous+ was introduced in 2017. The “P100D” refers to its 100-kWh battery pack, providing an estimated range of 381 miles (approx. 613 km) on a full charge. Equipped with Ludicrous Plus mode, the Model S P100D offers enhanced acceleration.

Thanks to this software upgrade, the P100D can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.28 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at a speed of 155 mph. Despite its impressive performance, the four-door Tesla Model S P100D also boasts a spacious interior, accommodating up to five passengers comfortably.

Nio EP9

The Nio EP9 was designed to outperform some of the fastest supercars in the world. With an impressive output of 1,341 horsepower and 1,091 lb-ft of torque, the Nio EP9 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 196 mph. Additionally, it completes the quarter-mile in 10.2 seconds at 155 mph.

2023 Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance

In 2022, the Lucid Air Grand Touring Performance emerged as the most powerful electric vehicle (EV) in North America. With dual electric motors producing a combined 1,050 horsepower, it offers impressive performance. Equipped with a 112-kWh battery and 21-inch wheels, it provides a range of 446 miles (approx. 717 km), addressing range anxiety concerns. The Air Grand Touring Performance can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and complete the quarter-mile in just 10.0 seconds at 145.3 mph.

2023 Tesla Model X Plaid

Similar to the Model S, the top-tier Model X trim, known as the Plaid, features a tri-motor setup generating 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 horsepower. Tesla claims the Model X Plaid can complete the quarter-mile in 9.9 seconds. This performance is remarkable, outpacing expensive supercars like the Lamborghini Huracán EVO, which takes 10.3 seconds to cover the same distance.

2023 Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid is a high-performance electric sedan featuring three electric motors, producing 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. With such power, it can complete the quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.99 seconds. Equipped with ceramic brake upgrades, it can effortlessly reach a top speed of 200 mph. While it doesn’t match the range of the base trim, the Model S Plaid offers a satisfying range of 396 miles (approx. 636 km).

2023 Lucid Air Sapphire 

The Lucid Air Sapphire is a high-performance luxury electric vehicle (EV) boasting impressive specifications. With 1,234 horsepower and 1,430 lb-ft of torque, it’s among the world’s fastest electric cars, reaching a top speed of 205 mph and completing the quarter-mile in 8.95 seconds. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.89 seconds.

Additionally, the Air Sapphire offers luxurious features such as a patented 21-speaker Surreal Sound system, a 34-inch floating screen, and leather-trimmed massaging seats, solidifying its position as a top-tier luxury EV.

Tesla Roadster 

In 2017, Tesla announced the Roadster concept, initially planned for release in 2020, but numerous delays have postponed its launch. Expected to be one of Tesla’s most expensive models upon its release in late 2024 or early 2025, the Roadster is anticipated to feature a tri-motor setup, delivering over 1,500 horsepower and 1,400 lb-ft of torque.

With these specifications, the Roadster is projected to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, achieve a top speed exceeding 250 mph, and complete the quarter-mile in less than nine seconds.

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