The Fastest Electric Cars In The World

The automotive world’s speed records are heading for an electric revolution, and fast.

By Terry Christodoulou 27/07/2022

The automotive world’s electric revolution is coming, and fast. How fast? Well if the machines below are anything to go by, these fast accelerating vehicles offer some of the quickest 0-100km/h times in the world coupled with some extreme top speeds. Here, 13 of the fastest electric cars in the world.


In its 2020 unveiling, the Aspark Owl claimed to be the fastest accelerating electric car in the known world. It’s one thing to say it, it’s another entirely to back it up, which the Japanese firm has sprinting from 0-100km/h in 1.89 seconds. Powered by a compact 64kWh battery pack and four electric motors, the Owl boasts a power output of almost 1490kW — enough for a 0-300km/h time of 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 400km/h. It begs the question, how fast is too fast? We don’t have time to think too long, as the car cover 450km on a single charge and costs about $5 million


The Croatian EV nameplate Rimac released its second car last year and with it unveiled a long list of mind-melting power stats. Here, the Rimac Nevera travels from 0-100km/h in 1.97 seconds courtesy of a 1407kW engine and an all-wheel-drive system with sophisticated launch control. Further, Rimac claims the Nevera will get from 0-160km/h in 4.3 seconds and to 300km/h in 11.8 seconds with a top speed of 415km/h. Range on the Rimac is also impressive, boasting 648km on a single charge.


When Elon Musk isn’t in the headlines, he’s busy making really quick electric cars. The fastest of the Tesla range is the Tesla Roadster — which was unveiled in 2017 and still isn’t on sale. Tesla says the car will be able to sprint from 0-100km/h in under two seconds (1.9 to be more precise) and reach a top speed in excess of 400km/h. Further, and almost more impressively the Tesla Roadster will travel a claimed 998km on a single charge.


From left field comes the Dues Vayanne, first debuted at the 2022 New York Auto Show. The Austrian start-up has marketed the brand as a near rival for the likes of some of the most powerful cars on this list, the Lotus Evija, Aspark Owl and Rimac Nevera. Here, Deus has promised the Vayanne will produce 1640kW and 2000Nm of torque. While the marque is yet to out a fixed 0-100km/h time it’’ has an alleged top speed of 400km/h. Deus is only planning to build 99 examples.


Tesla recently launched an even faster tri-motor version of the Model S producing 750kW and called it the Plaid +. That kind of power rockets the two-tonne saloon from 0-100km/h in 2.1 seconds while still offering 637km of range. Not bad.



Winning the beauty stakes of the electric car catalogue is none other than the Pininfarina Battista. Of course, the famed bodywork builder has produced an electric hypercar with a 120kWh battery pack and a quartet of electric motors (borrowed from the Rimac C_Two). According to Pininfarina the Battista will timewarp from 0-97km/h n less than two seconds and reach a top speed of 350km/h thanks to a four-motor power output of 1400kW. The marque says just 150 examples will be built with each costing around $3.5 million.


EV startup Faraday Future, like many others on this list, has struggled to actually deliver on its promises. The FF91 is an SUV and is meant to be its first to roll off the production line featuring an 0-100km/h time of 2.4 seconds thanks to the car’s all-wheel-drive system and 783kW.  Faraday Future also claims a driving range of over 563km from the car’s 120kWh battery pack.


How would you like to own a sedan that has 805kW of power at its disposal and travels from 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds? (That’s faster than a Lamborghini Aventador). Well, thanks to the Lucid Air Dream Edition you can have just that thanks to the car’s 113kwH battery – although the top speed is limited to (only) 270km/h. Power credentials aside, the Lucid Air offers 832km of range on a single charge. Impressive numbers for an impressively fast car.


Speed and weight. Not always the combination one looks for when buying a new car, but Tesla delivers just that through the Model X Plaid SUV and its near-2500kg body. Here, the SUV can rocket from 0-100km/h in just 2.6 seconds thanks to its 750kW engine and reaches a top speed of 262km/h.


Automobili Estrema—yes, the Italian word for “extreme”—isn’t taking the easy way out. The new Italian marque wasn’t content to just develop a supercar for its first vehicle; it decided to make one with a fully electric powertrain. Here, the Fulminea boasts an innovative quad-motor powertrain that will deliver an eye-popping 1521kW. Thanks to this, Estrema expects the car to be able to accelerate from zero to 320km/h in less than 10 seconds. Oh, and it will be able to drive a solid 520km on a single charge.


Developed with the assistance of the Chinese brand’s Formula E team, the Nio EP9 is powered by four electric motors to produce 1000kW and is capable of a 0-100km/h spring in 2.7 seconds. Beyond the initial spring, the Nio EP9 speeds from 0-200km/h in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 315km/h. If you’re gentle, Nio says the supercar will also travel 426km on a single charge.


Despite obviously not having a turbo, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S is speedy. The electric model boasts a 0-100km/h time of 2.8 seconds thanks to its 93.4kwH battery pack and all-wheel drive system handling a peak power output of 560kW. The Porsche is capable of 378km on a single charge.



The automotive world was left in shock when lotus announce the Evija. The 1469kW all-electric hypercar was welcomed, if not a little off brand. Here, the Lotus is powered by a 70kWh battery pack, develop in partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering. The battery supplies four electric motors that are claimed to end the supercar from 0-100km/h in under three seconds and a top speed over 320km/h.

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