Fastest Electric Cars
The rise of technology in the automotive industry has made possible the brilliant fastest electric cars. Unlike combustion engines running on petrol/diesel or efficiently designed hybrids which use both electricity and gas, the fastest electric cars are a step forward in the innovation to counter the issue of global warming and pollution caused by fueled powered vehicles. Designed to run efficiently on electric motors, the electric cars are taking over the market eventually with their performances and speed records as well.
With the emerging variations in fastest electric cars introduced by automakers like Tesla, Rimac Automobili and Faraday Future, experts ask how fast these cars can go. Not only are these cars are affordable and require low maintenance, but they are also competing with fuel run cars in the pursuit of speed. Following are 10 fastest electric cars of the world, some of which are scheduled to arrive in few years.
1. Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster, which is due to arrive in 2020, is said to be the fastest car in the world. With the top speed of over 250 mph, the American automotive company, Tesla Inc claims that the Tesla Roadster can accelerate from 0-60miles per hours in just 1.9 seconds. It could be the fastest production car ever built, representing a challenge to petrol-driven sports cars.
On Sale: due 2020 Cost: $198,742 0-60mph: 1.9 seconds
2. Faraday Future FF 91
The Faraday Future FF91, which holds the electric car record for the Pikes Peak hill climb in the United States, is manufactured by American automotive company Faraday Future. The car is due to arrive next year and will be quick on its feet with 0-60mph time of 2.39 seconds. Boasting a battery of 130kWh and producing over 1,000bhp, it will be the second fastest electric car after Tesla Roadster.
On Sale: Due 2018 Cost: $291,489 0-60mph: 2.39 seconds
3. Tesla Model S P100D
With 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.4 seconds, the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating car in the world by Tesla. The famous American automaker known for its premium electric sedan and sport utility vehicle has created the P100D Model S with a high performance rear and front motors. Based on its acceleration capacities, it is also known as the quickest accelerating electric sedan in the world.
On Sale: Yes Cost: $166,912 0-60mph: 2.4 seconds
4. Rimac Concept One
The Rimac Concept One is a high performance electric vehicle produced by Croatian car manufacturer, Rimac Automobili. It can cover the 0-60mph sprint in 2.5 seconds and offer power of 1,224 horses. Only 9 Rimac Concept One cars have been manufactured so far, which are not cheap to buy.
On Sale: Yes Cost: $1,323,100 0-60mph: 2.5 seconds
5. Nio EP9
Completing the run from 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds, the Chinese production broke the existing speed records of Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. Also known as NextEV EP9, the Nio EP9, which is manufactured by NIO with assistance from Formula E racing division, holds many track records such as the fastest lap record for an electric vehicle for the Circuit of the Americas, Shanghai International Circuit and Circuit Paul record tracks.
On Sale: Yes Cost: £1million 0-60mph: 2.5 seconds
6. Vanda Dendrobium
A supercar car by Singapore based Vanda Electrics, designed by Williams Advanced Engineering, is a fully electric hyper car having zero emissions with the efficiency to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Its top speed is said to be around 200mph. The price and production plans are not yet confirmed.
On Sale: unknown Cost: £1million + 0-60mph: 2.7 seconds
7. Tesla Model X P100D
The Tesla Model X P100D is a big sport utility vehicle by the American automaker Tesla, which is happen to be one of the quickest accelerating SUVs in production. It accelerates from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds. It is designed to be safe as well, which is suitable for families with ample seating space for up to seven adults.
On Sale: Yes Cost : £120,000 0-60mph: 2.9 seconds
8. Aston Martin RapidE
The RapidE, built by the British auto-maker Aston Martin with the help of Williams F1, is the 8th fastest electric car in our list. The Aston Martin RapidE is capable of creating over 1,000bhp, which enables the car to reach 60mph in around three seconds. It is expected to go on sale in 2019 with an all-electric four door saloon design.
On Sale: Yes Cost: $264,620+ 0-60mph: 3 seconds
9. Genovation GXE
Having claimed the record for the fastest street-legal electric super car, the Genovation GXE manufactured by Genovation Cars is based on sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06. With a top speed of 209mph and an estimated 3.0 second time for 0-60mph acceleration, the car is surely a head turner.
On Sale: Yes Cost: $754,167 0-60mph: 3 seconds
10. Lucid Air – $60,000
The high performance electric supercar, Lucid Air, crafted by Lucid Motors is a voguish and ultra cool example of one of the fastest EVs around. Featuring a horsepower of 1,000 and an expected top speed of 235 mph, this supercar is being pegged as a direct Tesla alternative. According to the automaker, an alpha prototype of the Electric Vehicle achieved 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds last year in July, after the removal of speed limiter software. With its slick yet snazzy design and over the top specs, the price for the 1,000 bhp version is likely to hover above the $100,000. The EV buffs can look forward to an amazing car, as 255 units of this 1000-bph-Lucid Air are to be launched in 2019 along with the standard prototype costing $60,000.