We have seen some incredibly impressive performance from electric cars in recent years. With the instant torque in EVs, they can often accelerate from 0-62 mph in astonishing times. Tesla has shown this many times, especially with the Model S Plaid, which we talk in detail about below, and the Model X Plaid.
We have put together the top ten fastest EVs that are available right now, or will be available shortly. There are also a couple of prototypes for you to drool over. I think it is clear to see that annoyingly, you get what you pay for, if you are after one of the fastest EVs available, be prepared to dig deep into your pockets.
10. Lucid Air Dream Edition
The Lucid Air Dream Edition is set to get from 0-62 mph in just 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 168 mph. The 113 kWh battery provides 517 miles fo range and it will have 1,080 bhp. This makes is faster to 62 mph than the McLaren 720S, and it’s a saloon!
Unfortunately, the Lucid Air Dream Edition was only made in limited numbers and is now out of stock, so if you are in the market you will need to keep your eye out and be prepared to fork out roughly £130,000 ($157,124) for it.
9. Faraday Future FF91
You may not have heard of the FF91 from the new EV company Faraday Future. The company have had some ups and downs in bringing their first car to market but they have recently announced that production of the FF91 will commence shortly.
The FF91 is comparable in size to the Tesla Model X and the 120 kWh battery will give a range of approximately 350 miles. Faraday Future promise a 0-62 mph time of just 2.2 seconds with 1050 bhp and a top speed of 155mph. Now, the price range is pretty big with this one, it starts at £90,000 ($108,778) but can go up to £170,000 ($205,470) with the addition of different options.
8. Volkswagen ID.R
The VW ID.R was revealed back in June 2018 but is still up there in terms of its performance. With a 0-62 mph time of below 2.25 seconds and a top speed of 170 mph, it’s no surprise it is still a fan favourite. The bad news is that the 671 bhp racing car is only a prototype at the moment and would still only be a racing car if it did ever come to the market. It has already broken records at Pikes Peak and the Nürburgring.
7. Automobili Pininfarina Battista
This electric supercar shares some of the drivetrain with the Rimac Nevera. Coming in at approximately £2 million ($2,422,304) and. With only 150 of them made and the insane performance on offer, it is not a complete surprise that people are forking out £2m million ($2,422,304) for it!
The four electric motors provide a crazy 1,877 bhp with 280 miles of range. The maximum speed is 217 mph and it reaches 62 mph in less than two seconds.
6. Tesla Model S Plaid+
The Tesla Model S Plaid+ has been no stranger to the press, especially more recently for reaching a 0-62 mph time of below 1.99 seconds. Tesla released the higher performance variant of the Model S which has three motors to provide 1,006 bhp and a maximum speed of 199 mph.
The Model S Plaid+ managed a lap around the Nürburgring in just a little over seven and a half minutes, which is a record for a production EV. Unfortunately for Tesla, they didn’t get this verified so the time isn’t official but it is still astonishingly quick.
The large saloon, which weighs over two tonnes, has a range of 396 miles on a single charge. It comes in at approximately £139,980 ($169,179).
5. Deus Vayanne
This is one of the newest releases we have seen and most people have still not heard of it. The Deus Vayanne came into the limelight at the New York Auto Show this year. The Austrian brand has likened the Vayanne to the Rimac Nevera, Aspark Owl and Lotus Eviya.
Although it has not made its first deliveries yet, it is advertised to have a 0-62 mph time of below 1.99 seconds with a top speed of 248 mph. It will also have an enormous 2,200 bhp and 1,475lb/ft of torque.
The first deliveries are supposed to happen in 2025, so there is a quite a wait.. or as some will see it, more time to save up! The prices have not been released yet, but with that performance and the comparisons to the above cars, it is thought to be blisteringly high. Deus is also only set to produce 99 of them.
4. Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster was the first release from Elon Musk’s electric car company, and the second-generation was revealed in 2017 but has only recently started taking reservations with no clear delivery dates. Tesla claim that the Roadster will have a top speed of over 250 mph and will get to 62 mph in 1.9 seconds.
The electric hypercar will be powered by a huge 200 kWh battery pack to provide a range of 620 miles. The Roadster is currently priced at £189,000 ($228,425) with £38,000 ($45,926) upfront, however, we have seen Tesla continuously increasing their prices this year.
3. Rimac Nevera
Croation company, Rimac, have brought out their second vehicle, the Nevera, and have been able to up the performance from the Rimac Concept One. The Nevera gives a 0-62 mph time of 1.85 seconds helped by the all-wheel-drive and launch control. It also have 1,888 bhp with a top speed of 258 mph.
Rimac claim that the electric hypercar will go for 403 miles before needing a charge thanks to the 120 kWh battery unit. Before you get too excited though, this is another one that will set you back roughly £2 million ($2,422,304).
2. Aspark Owl
The Aspark Owl was revealed back in 2020 and is scarily fast. It is powered by a 64 kWh battery pack and four motors, giving roughly 2,000 bhp. Combining this with the very light carbon fibre body, delivers the 0-62 mph time of 1.69 seconds and a maximum speed of 249 mph.
Aspark claim the Owl to have a range of 280 miles but that obviously depends on how much of a lunatic you are with the throttle. The Owl is the most expensive EV on our list, apart from the prototypes, at £2.5 million ($3,021,500).
1. McMurtry Spierling
This prototype single-seat electric racing car has recently broken the outright hillclimb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, knocking the Volkswagen ID.R off the top spot.
The tiny race car has 1,000 bhp and can get from 0-62 mph in less than 1.5 seconds. The current proven top speed is 150mph, however, this was in a hill climb setting so is sure to be way over this. This is the fastest EV of 2022, but I don’t think many would be brave enough to step into it… I certainly wouldn’t.