Although electric cars are comparatively new to the auto market, still they are beating all the records for the fastest cars (0-60 mph) set by combustion engine cars.
There are a lot of reasons for that. But one of the most prominent reasons that make these cars so fast is that they do not require complex power transmission systems like the ones that are required by the fuel combustion engine cars. Motors are directly connected to the tires and that is why these cars can accelerate at a much faster rate than any other car.
If you’re looking for the fastest electric cars, then you’re at the right place. Below is the list of the 10 fastest electric cars, in terms of reaching the 0-60 mph acceleration.
1. Aspark Owl (1.69s)
2. Rimac C-Two (1.85s)
3. Tesla Roadster 2021 (1.9s)
4. Pininfarina Battista (1.9s)
5. Karma SC2 (1.9s)
6. Audi AI:Race (PB18 e-tron) (<2.0s)
7. Tesla Model S Plaid (2.0s)
8. Drako GTE (2.0s)
9. Nio EP9 (2.7s)
10. Lotus Evija (<3.0s)
0-60 mph: <3.0s
Lotus Evija is an electric hypercar designed by Lotus. This is a very lightweight car and can reach up to a top speed of 200 miles per hour easily. This car also has one of the fastest acceleration records and can accelerate from 0 to 60 within just 3 seconds.
With a single full charge, this car can provide a mileage of 250 miles or 402km. The estimated cost for this super-luxury electric car is around 2.1 million USD.
0-60 mph: 2.7s
The EP9 is an all-electric car designed and manufactured by Nio. This car can reach the 0-60 speed limit in under 2.7 seconds. This car has a total of 1000 KW power or 1341 horsepower, which helps it achieve the maximum speed of 195mph.
This car has a speed record for ¼ mile in just 10 seconds. With a single charge, this car can provide a mileage of up to 265 mi / 427 km. The NIO EP9 is priced at 1.48 million USD.
0-60 mph: 2.0s
This electric luxury supercar was designed and manufactured by Drako motors. This all-electric car can provide up to 895 kW of power and 1200 Hp. This car can reach up to 60 mph within just 2 seconds. It has a range of 250 miles per single charge.
The top speed of this car is about 206 miles per hour. This is a luxury electric car and its estimated cost is about 1.25 million USD.
7Tesla Model S Plaid
0-60 mph: 2.0s
Tesla Model S - Plaid, is an upgraded version of Tesla's Model S. This car can accelerate from 0-60 under just 2 seconds. This car will have more power and faster acceleration than the previous P100D Model.
This car will provide 1100 Horsepower and with a single charge, it can provide a long 520-mile range. And it's yours for $140,000.
6Audi AI:Race (PB18 e-tron)
0-60 mph: <2.0s
This hatchback electric sports car is designed and manufactured by the German Automotive company Audi. This car is ultra-luxury, high-performance, and very lightweight. It has a total power output of 500 kW and 670 Hp, which help it reach the top speed of up to 186 miles per hour. Apart from this, this car is also capable of reaching from 0 to 60 under 2 seconds.
The price for this car has not been announced yet. This car has a mileage limit of 310 miles per charge. The name "PB18" refers to the 2018 Pebble Beach Automotive Week in Monterey, California, where the AI: RACE debuted. In January 2019, Audi confirmed that 50 examples will make their way to production within the next two years.
Karma SC2 is an EV concept car from Karma Automotive. This luxury electric car is capable of reaching 0-60 under just 1.9 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric cars. This car can produce up to 1100 horsepower. It can reach up to 200mph. With a single charge, this car has a range of 350-miles.
It was unveiled on the eve of the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. It was named 2020's Concept Car of the Year by Robb Report in their Best of Best Issue.
0-60 mph: 1.9s
Pininfarina Battista is an electric car designed by the Italian Luxury automobile designer, Battista Farina. This is one of the most luxury hypercar, that can reach the top speed of 217 miles per hour. Apart from this, this car holds the record for ¼ mile under 9.1 seconds. It also holds the record for accelerating from 0 to 60 mph under 2 seconds. Thanks to its massive 1900 Hp or 1416 kW.
This car provides a 300 miles long mileage per charge. The cost of this car is about 2.9 million USD.
3Tesla Roadster 2021
0-60 mph: 1.9s
Tesla Roadster 2021 is designed and manufactured by Tesla Motors. This car is one of the fastest electric cars. It can reach the acceleration of 0 to 60 under just 1.9 seconds. Not only this, but this car also holds the record for the fastest, ¼ mile race, under just 8.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 250 miles per hour. This car provides 620 miles per full charge, making it the only car on this list to do so.
Tesla claims it will offer the base Roadster for $200,000 and a limited-edition Founders Series for $50,000 more.
0-60 mph: 1.85s
Rimac C-Two is designed and manufactured by Rimac Automobili, which is a Croatian automobile company. This Rimac C Two is the second-fastest car on this list. Rimac C-Two can produce up to 1913 horsepower. It has a top speed of about 258 miles per hour. This car holds the record for ¼ mile race under 9.1 seconds. This car also holds the record for fastest 0 to 60 acceleration, under just 1.85 seconds.
It has a range of 350 miles with a single full charge. The estimated per-unit cost of this car is about 2.0 million USD.
0-60 mph: 1.69s
The Aspark Owl is an all-electric battery-powered sports car manufactured by Japanese engineering firm Aspark, under development since 2018, with the goal of making the fastest accelerating electric car in the world.
The Owl is the fastest full-electric hypercar in the world: from 0 to 60 mph in less than 1.7 seconds. Due to its lightweight design and 1985 Hp, this car can reach the maximum speed of 248 miles per hour. This car can provide the range of 280 mi / 450 km with one full charge. This car is also capable of fast charging. The estimated cost for this super-luxury hypercar is about 3.6 million USD.
The Bottom Line
Among the electric car manufacturers, Tesla is providing the best speed, range, and safety features. Other electric car manufacturers are also providing the best specifications, but those cars cost a lot more as compared to the Tesla cars. Some cars are faster than the Tesla Roadster 2021, but these cars only have a little advantage over Tesla in the 0 to 60 mph acceleration.