What are the Top 10 Fastest Electric Cars in the World 2022? The primary advantages of electric vehicles are zero CO2 emissions, greatly decreased local air pollution and very cheap operating expenses. However, one of the unintended consequences of how they operate is that they are pretty fast — quicker than identical petrol and diesel versions in nearly all circumstances, and extremely fast in the most extreme (and costly) ones.
One distinguishing feature of electric vehicles is that their powertrains are simpler than those of gasoline or diesel engines. Because there is less lag, wasted energy, and inertia than with an internal-combustion engine, full power and torque are supplied the moment you foot on the pedal.
Car companies of all sizes have taken advantage of this, creating incredibly fast and powerful electric supercars, hypercars, and racing cars. Power outputs over 1,000bhp are typical, as are 0-62mph durations of two seconds or less. The greatest of them may be found on our list of the top electric and hybrid supercars.
Even though many of these vehicles are either development prototypes or highly costly and exclusive limited-run offers, the technology and philosophy behind them are anticipated to swiftly trickle down to more affordable electric performance cars in the future years. This speaks well for future driving pleasure as the globe transitions to zero-emissions transportation. Continue reading for our list of the quickest electric vehicles you can purchase (and a couple you can’t).
List of Top 10 Fastest Electric Cars in the World 2022:
Audi RS e-tron GT: 0-62mph in 3.3s, top speed 155mph
The first inclusion on our list is one of the few that is actually for sale, with the Audi RS e-Tron GT setting the standard as the German brand’s first entirely electric RS high-performance flagship. The RS e-Tron GT is the sibling vehicle of the Porsche Taycan (more on that later), and it delivers a monstrous 590bhp from its dual-motor system. The over-two-tonne saloon can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.3 seconds and has a peak speed of 155 mph thanks to that power.
The ordinary e-Tron GT, on the other hand, is no slouch: with 469bhp, it can achieve 152mph and accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 4.1 seconds. The e-Tron GT is more comfortable than its Porsche equivalent, but it’s still quick owing to its four-wheel steering system and precise steering, with low body roll on twisty roads. You can read our whole Audi e-Tron GT review here.
Kia EV6 GT: top speed over 160mph
While the Kia EV6 GT is the least expensive vehicle on our list, it has no trouble exceeding the peak speed of the Audi RS e-Tron GT, which costs almost twice as much. The high-performance model of the South Korean manufacturer’s next coupe-SUV generates 576bhp and 740Nm of torque from its two electric motors (one on the front axle, another on the rear). The EV6 GT can also reach 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, which is slower than the RS e-Tron GT but quicker than the newest generation BMW M3. More information about the Kia EV6 may be found here.
Porsche Taycan: 0-62mph in 2.8s, top speed 161mph
The Porsche Taycan is the famed German brand’s first zero-emissions vehicle, which, like the e-Tron GT, comes with a high price tag. The Taycan, on the other hand, demonstrates that you can carry four persons in luxury while still keeping the driver interested with engaging handling and very rapid acceleration.
The top-of-the-line Taycan Turbo S accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds and peaks out at an astonishing 161 mph, so it’ll be perfectly at home on Germany’s de-restricted autobahns. The Taycan, on the other hand, delivers the same great handling that other Porsches – from the petrol-powered 911 to the hybrid Panamera – are known for. Our complete Porsche Taycan review can be found here.
Tesla Model S Plaid: 0-62mph in 1.9s, top speed 200mph
Tesla Model S Plaid accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 1.9 seconds and has a peak speed of 200 mph. The Tesla Model S is the quickest electric saloon automobile on the market today. The Model S Plaid, which was just announced, is the car’s fastest variant ever. It features three electric motors, generates 1,009bhp, and accelerates from 0 to 62mph in 1.99 seconds.
The Model S Plaid, which will cost just under £120,000, will be available in the UK by the end of 2022, as will an improved version of the Tesla Model X SUV, which will also be available in Plaid. The Model X Plaid likewise generates 1,009bhp, but it has a lesser peak speed of 163mph and a 0-62mph time of 2.5 seconds, according to Tesla. Check out our complete Model S and Model X reviews.
Lotus Evija: top speed over 200mph
Lotus, the traditional British sports car maker, is not holding back on its first electric vehicle. The Evija (pronounced ‘E-vi-ya’) costs £2 million and has 1,972bhp, a 0-60mph time of fewer than three seconds, and a peak speed of more than 200mph. The first year of manufacturing has already completely sold out.
The Lotus Evija is designed around a carbon-fibre chassis and features full carbon-fibre body panels, in line with Lotus heritage. A ‘tunnel’ through the bodywork improves airflow, while a front splitter directs cooling air to the car’s battery pack. More information about the Lotus Evija may be found here.
Genovation GXE: top speed 209mph
The Genovation GXE has the appearance of a classic Corvette, yet behind the familiar metal lies a whole other beast. Genovation created a custom chassis and powertrain with adequate power for a peak speed of 209mph and a 0-62mph time of around three seconds.
The business has been working on a follow-up to the automobile, which is based on the most recent Corvette and is expected to be the first street-legal electric car to reach 220mph. The national speed limit will be reached in less than three seconds, and a 61.6kWh battery – distributed throughout the vehicle to handle weight distribution – should provide a range of roughly 175 miles.
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Pininfarina Battista: top speed 217mph
The Pininfarina Battista has exceptional performance numbers that are unexpectedly close to those of the Nevera below, thanks to a Rimac powerplant. Four electric motors work together to provide 1,873bhp and 2,300Nm of torque; 0-62mph is reported to take less than two seconds, and 0-186mph is said to take only 12 seconds.
The Battista’s peak speed of 217mph isn’t quite as fast as the Nevera’s, but purchasers are unlikely to care: the Battista’s stunning exterior was created by the same firm that created some of the most beautiful Ferraris ever manufactured. The Battista may be right up there with the finest of them. Here you may find the most recent Pininfarina Battista news.
Tesla Roadster: 0-62mph in 1.9s, top speed 250mph
The Tesla Roadster isn’t yet on the market – it’s expected to debut in 2022 – but it appears poised to be a force to be reckoned with for all supercars, electric or otherwise. The stated stats speak for themselves: 0-62mph in 1.9 seconds, 0-100mph in 4.2 seconds, a quarter-mile standing in 8.9 seconds, and a maximum speed of roughly 250mph. The power amount has yet to be announced, but the torque figure is estimated to reach a whopping 10,000Nm.
The Roadster will be powered by three electric motors and a 200kWh battery, which should provide a range of 620 miles – but we expect that number to decrease considerably if you want to exploit every last drop of the car’s incredible performance. The most recent Tesla Roadster news may be found here.
Rimac Nevera: 0-60mph in 1.85s, top speed 258mph
The Nevera is the newest product from the Croatian company, made famous by The Grand Tour host Richard Hammond’s high-profile accident in 2017. It has four electric motors for a massive power output of 1,914hp and a maximum torque of 2,360Nm. The large (and tiny) stats don’t end there: the Nevera can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 1.9 seconds and reach a dizzying peak speed of over 260 mph. Despite its mind-boggling speed, the vehicle still has respectable range and charging stats, with an 0-80 per cent charge taking less than 20 minutes and an estimated driving range of 340 miles. Only 150 will be constructed, each costing €2 million.
Nio EP9: Chinese trailblazer
The Nio EP9, the flagship supercar from a Chinese company that means serious business, is one of the most futuristic-looking vehicles on our list. Four-wheel drive is provided by in-wheel engines, the slippery body offers lots of downforce, and a total of 1,341bhp is available. Exact performance data have not been revealed, although the car’s lap time of 6m45s on the Nurburgring in Germany rivals that of the Porsche 918 Spyder. The claimed range is 265 miles, and the battery may be exchanged for fully charged replacements. Though initially intended for limited production, it seems that the EP9 will now only serve as the brand’s technological display.