20 Electric Cars You Didn't Know Could Go 0 To 60 In Less Than 6 Seconds (2023)

You may be under the impression that electric cars are slower than their petrol or diesel cousins, however that is not necessarily the case. While electric top speeds have so far failed to match those of their petrol cousins, they can pack a lot more power off the line, with the powerful batteries providing immediate torque, and as such they can race off the line faster.

If you’re in the market for an electric car so that you can help the environment, reduce your emissions, or just keep your car taxes relatively low, then this list will provide you with the fastest of the bunch.

Keep in mind – there are some surprises getting to 60mph in under six seconds, and some pretty affordable options too. Out list includes some fully electric cars and some hybrids, and whether paired with a petrol or a diesel engine, the electric motors can provide extra power off the line and can cut emissions quite drastically.

Electric cars may not always be associated with speed, power, or drag races, but they can sure hold their own. Everyone knows that Tesla cars are going to lead this list, but will they be the fastest to 60, or will another speedy eco-car pip them to the post? There’s only one way to find out…

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20 Audi A3 Sportback E-tron (6 seconds)

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Electric cars are still struggling to become an affordable option, especially cars that can get from 0-60 in under 6 seconds. Unsurprisingly, the Audi is no different. For your £36,465, (over £5,000 more than the non-electric version) you can just manage to squeeze into the 6 second bracket, but you will also get the full Audi experience. The A3 is a sporty hybrid with all the bells and whistles, from Active Lane Assist (whatever that means) to LED headlights and pedestrian recognition.

Stylish as any Audi (and strikingly similar to the regular petrol A3), Audi havetreated their existing customers with the comforts of a car and a style that they already know and love, the only changes being on the inside. The secondary engine doesn’t need recharging very often, but only lasts for 29 miles without the help of its petrol-powered counterpart.

19 Mercedes C 350e (5.9 seconds)

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As with the Audi, you can plug in this stylish Mercedes at any regular plug socket as well as dedicated power charging stations dotted on our roads. The 350e not only beats the A3 in a drag race to 60mph, but also in battery-powered range. With a range of 31 miles, it’s still not enough for long journeys, but useful for congested city centersor nipping to the shop.

The saloon version of the car, which is the only one that can reach 5.9 seconds, has a 2 liter turbocharged petrol engine to aid the electric motor, but the CO2 emissions still importantly fall into the lowest tax bracket.

A top speed of 155mph is quite something with an extra 200kg of electric motor on board, and the Mercedes will be an assured comfortable ride to get there.

18 Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid (5.7 seconds)

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Apparently the irony of coupling a diesel engine with an electric motor is lost on Volvo, but it is certainly a marriage that gives the V60 Plug-In some oomph. While a diesel engine is more fuel efficient than a petrol one, it turns out that it's also significantly more expensive to run, possibly counteracting the tax break that comes with the eco-status.

With the same electric-powered range as the Mercedes, and a fully-electric mode available at the push of a convenient dashboard button. Engine power can be siphoned to charge the electric batteries if desperately necessary, but it all gets a bit complicated when you try to save your current charge.

The biggest problems with the Volvohave nothing to do with its electric motor at all, they instead rise from the sluggish steering that reminds you of the days before power steering.

17 2018 Tesla Model 3 (5.6 seconds)

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Tesla’s Model 3 is their “affordable electric,” if such a thing were possible. But at $35,000, it actually doesn’t seem too badly priced, if only for the Tesla logo emblazoned on the front. This is a Tesla for the general buyer, not just for those who can afford an all but one-off super car that more than likely transforms into a rocket or something.

In all seriousness, while 5.6 seconds may seem a little slow for a Tesla to go from 0-60, that really isn’t the selling point of the Model 3.

Unlike many hybrid cars on this list, the Tesla is completely 100% electric, and has an astounding range of 200 miles between charges. While this won’t take you long distances, it is easily enough for a fairly lengthy commute in style. Tesla has changed the game with this affordable production car, and we may see more like this in the future.

16 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid (5.4 seconds)

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The first 4x4on our list, Porche’s green SUV, is quite rapid. Thank the 3.0 litre V6 engine for that. The electric motor can only manage a measly 22 miles on a full charge, but it is vital to the performance, especially when providing the immediate torque to get it off the line.

And boy, does it need all the help it can get. It takes a lot of power to get 5,427 lbs of Porsche to 60mph in 5.4 seconds. These speeds simply cannot be achieved without the dense battery in the Cayenne’s rear.

Porsche also make a battery charger that you can keep in your garage to keep it topped up, which is important to keep on top of unless you want to be hit with large petrol bills. Perfect for short trips, but not quite as economical as three cars before it on the list, it’s probably not worth buying this for longer trips, otherwise the cost will add up.

15 Ford Fusion Sport EcoBoost V6 (5.3 seconds)

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Some quick math for you – what happens when you add two turbochargers to a 2.7 litre V6 engine and 325 break horsepower? You get from 0-60mph in 5.3 seconds, that’s what.

However the Ford controls its power, it feels very safe. Despite the word “sport” in its name, the car doesn’t really feel like a sports car, more like a family vehicle for doing the school run or something. It looks very ordinary from the outside, and yet, hidden within its sedate doors is a whole bunch of power. This is a case of not judging a book by its cover, and the Ford Fusion is surprisingly powerful when tooled up with all the best options and add-ons. Obviously they are all optional, but without the top engine specs, it wouldn’t have a chance of reaching 60mph this fast.

14 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine (5.3 seconds)

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The Twin Engine hybrid version of the Volvo XC90 marries the initial power to get off the line with a petrol or diesel engine to get the higher speed power. The added electric boost to the 2017 Car of the Year gives it a tremendous fuel economy, but as with many of these cars, when the SUV runs out of battery, these statistics take a deep plunge.

When kept fully charged at the mains, Volvo claim that you’ll get 134.5 miles to the gallon, but that can only be achieved without utilizing most of the car’s best features, and the electric engine can just about manage 25 miles.

If you’re planning on using this away from the mains for extended periods, the diesel engine option is probably your best bet,but take the petrol engine if you plan on maximizing the electric potential.

13 Cadillac CT6 Plug-in (5.2 seconds)

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$76,000 and four and a half hours’ worth of charging provides you with a speedy start and an impressive 31 miles of range. Powering up its battery using the kinetic energy of braking in a toned down version of Formula 1’s KERS system can help extend the pretty decent battery life as well.

A four-cylinder engine is not as powerful as some on the list, but that evidently hasn’t impacted its speedy starts. A popular choice in America, maybe more because of the Caddy badge than how good the car actually is, the Chinese-made CT6 has been largely marketed at the Chinese audience due to a government push to clean up excessive pollution levels. The Cadillac is a luxury car, and it is almost identically similar to the regular CT6, other than what is underneath.

12 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (5.2 seconds)

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Now this looks like a sports car. Well, it is a sports car. The Panamera packs a combined 671 brake horsepower between its petrol and electric engines, and that manages to pull the 2,310 kg car off the line in a pretty swift time. The E-Power button in the centre of the console changes the car from hybrid to fully-electric, thereby saving petrol, but sacrificing some key power in the process.

In this mode, it takes longer to get to 30 miles per hour than it does for the hybrid mode to get to 60, its top speed is just 84 mph, and the 95 brake horsepower can only push the Porsche for a meagre 22 miles.

It costs nearly $200,000. Is this quite fast Porsche what you really want to spend $200k on? I don’t know, it might be, but there are certainly better and faster cars on this list for much less money.

11 2018 Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine (4.8 seconds)

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Despite being a Volvo, the S90 actually looks, well, nice. And for a luxury hybrid sedan to go from 0-60 in under five seconds, that’s actually pretty, well, good. The S90’s 313 brake horsepower is undoubtedly aided by the supercharger and turbocharger which adorn its four cylinders, in addition to the electric engine powering the rear wheels.

The brown leather interior may be a little too much for some tastes (mine included), but the exposed wooden panelling and luxury touchscreen entertainment system are enough to tell me that I would still enjoy driving this car. Volvo have really pushed themselves with their latest electric adventure, and it has paid off. They have created a hybrid that is both fast and luxurious, balancing a sporty design with a business feel, while popping an engine and a half in the bonnet too.

10 BMW i8 (4.4 seconds)

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BMW describes the i8 as “Truly Revolutionary,” and I’d be inclined to believe them. They have rewritten what it means to be a supercar (or potentially hypercar) with their mid-engined i8. But the biggest question is: how can a car with a 1.5 litre three-cylinder engine produce 231 brake horsepower? The secondary electric engine will help its petrol counterpart, and when the two are combined with the lightweight carbon fibre body, this car is mighty fast.

It can only travel for 15 miles on electric power alone, but it will do them fast, and that is a fair trade for the supercar aesthetics and statistics that the i8 comes with.

The interior looks like you’re sitting in the cockpit of an alien spaceship – in a good way, of course. The one potential futuristic drawback is the unnecessary gull-wing doors, meaning that you will struggle to park in multi-story car parks or other narrow spaces.

9 Tesla Model X (3.2 seconds)

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What 2.5 tonne SUV can go from 0-60mph in just over 3 seconds? The Tesla can. Maybe not once its seven seats and two large boots are filled, but that’s not really the point. Tesla themselves claim that the 611 brake horsepower can carry this mammoth electric beast for over 300 miles, which is simply astounding. The Model X is not cheap, but it is surely worth every penny for the ridiculous capacity it has for an all-electric vehicle.

It looks pretty similar to the Model 3 in its spaceship-esque future vibe, and in all honesty, the Model X is pretty similar to the last Tesla on our list. It is essentially just a souped-up SUV version, with all the bells and whistles, a more powerful engine, more seats, and it goes faster. That’s impressive.

8 Aston Martin RapidE (3 seconds estimated)

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Aston Martin’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles is looking to be good. While all the statistics are only claimed (as production has now been pushed back to 2019) it is looking to be good.

Rumours of 800-1,000 horsepower and a range of over 200 miles all sound good, but we won’t know for sure until it hits the roads (hopefully) next year.

Based on the dynamics of the RapidE S, but with an all-electric engine, the British company’s battery powered concept is sure to be a hit, despite its limited run and estimated speeds. Promises of being better than Tesla are mouth-watering to hear, and we sincerely hope that Aston Martin delivers on these promises to create an electric behemoth to rival the industry’s biggest hitters, but with the refinery and class that they consistently deliver.

7 Spark-Renault SRT_01E (3 seconds)

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Okay, so you probably can’t buy this car. I mean, almost definitely. But it is electric, and it is quick. Blisteringly quick, in fact. The SRT_01E has a ridiculous name that you will never remember, but also isn’t exactly road legal. But, it is perfect if you’re a Formula E driver, or own your own race track I guess.

Anyway, it’s got all the important bits of a racing car, just without the indicators or ability to manage speed bumps that road legal cars have. This car has an equivalent of 270 brake horsepower, and was so impressive that all 10 Formula E teams used it in the inaugural season back in 2014. It’s positive to see companies working together on cars like this one, with the Spark-Renault combination noted in its name, but also utilizing batteries from Williams and a McLaren-sourced motor. Ultimately, this is a racing car to watch speed around London or Moscow, but it’s a speedy electric car nonetheless, and so deserves a place on our list.

6 Genovation GXE (3 seconds)

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Ever wanted an all-electric Corvette? This is the car for you. Based around the classic Chevrolet C7 Corvette, the Genovation GXE carries two electric motors mounted on the rear wheels, said to be capable of producing over 789 brake horsepower. There’s not a lot wrong with this car, mainly due to the fact that it’s just an electric conversion of a classic Corvette.

The conversion of the classic Chevy will set you back $750,000, but the limited run of 75 units will mean that you have a (nearly) one-of-a-kind vehicle.

A range of 175 miles means you can take this on pretty much any road trip that you’d take in your petrol Corvette. Of course, the range will be considerably less if you keep your foot to the floor and push the max speeds of 220 miles per hour.

5 Nio EP9 (2.7 seconds)

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The UK-based section of little known Chinese-backed company Nio has produced this speedy all-electric supercar. The EP9 has a ridiculous one megawatt of power output, equivalent to 1,360 brake horsepower, which means it can reach 125 miles per hour in 7.1 seconds. This seems like another car that is only for track racing, but you would be mistaken for thinking that.

The Nio EP9 is completely road legal, and whilst the 295 mile range drops rapidly when used on a track, it is an incredible achievement if driving more sensibly and legally on the roads.

And a recharge takes a mere 45 minutes. The car is ultimately simple, with no creature comforts such as sat-nav or leather finishing or a cup holders, but it goes forward fast. Prepare to pay well over $1.5million though.

4 Vanda Dendrobium (2.7 seconds)

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Another relatively unknown company, Singaporean car producers Vanda Electrics have created a car of the future, today. With aesthetics that look straight out of Tron or Star Trek, the creatively named Dendrobium is impressive. The gullwing doors fit the design of the Vanda well, and the rear lights being a solid beam rather than two separate lights are crazy, but it works.

With a design reminiscent of supercars such as Pagani, the speed of the Vanda is also on Pagani-esque levels. The motor housed in the futuristic chassis is based on Formula E designs, and a top speed of 200 miles per hour is definitely feasible for that reason. All the heavy batteries that electric supercars require in order to match the speeds of their regular petrol or diesel counterparts mean that the electric engines need to be more efficient (and given more power) and Vanda has apparently packed enough power into the Dendrobium to mitigate the extra weight.

3 2018 Tesla Model S P100D (2.5 seconds)

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Tesla claims that the Model S is the “safest, quickest car on the road”, and while both of those statements could be contested, they have based their findings on some serious evidence. Let’s start with the “quickest” bit. 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds is certainly quick, but not necessarily the quickest, even out of our list of electric cars. However, the Tesla Model S is not a supercar or hypercar like the company it keeps at the higher end of the spectrum.

It’s hard to judge whether the Tesla is actually the safest car on the road, but it is certainly safe for the planet.

Fully electric, it can be supercharged at the Tesla superchargers placed around the world, apparently adding 200 miles of range in only 30-40 minutes. For the speed it can produce, the Model S is comfortable and “normal”. Many others that can manage these speeds are built for racing, or at least race days, so lack the refinement and comfort that Tesla provides. This really feels like a real-life normal car, just one that also goes really fast.

2 Tesla Roadster (1.9 seconds)

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We’re moving on from Tesla’s everyday car to their supercar. If you want to be one of the first to own what will be one of the quickest cars on the roads, then you can already put a deposit down for the quarter of a million dollar wheels. While all of the statistics are as-of-yet unconfirmed, and we just have to take Tesla’s reports at face value, they look impressive.

1.9 seconds from 0-60mph is incredible, and getting to 100 mph in less time than some of the cars on this list get to 60 (in 4.2 seconds) is no mean feat. All this is alongside a top speed of over 250 miles per hour.

A claimed 620 mile range is arguably the most impressive stat, however, as that is over twice as far as any other fully electric car in the world. If all this is true, Tesla may produce the most forward-thinking and world-changing car ever made.

1 Rimac C_Two (1.85 seconds)

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Rimac’s latest supercar is built out of technologies that seem improbable and frankly seem impossible to the normal driver. Alongside the incredible speed of the C_Two, the vehicle has a 408-mile range (twice that of a petrol hypercar), face-recognition to unlock the car, Level 4 autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence.

Most of these features will not impact how you drive of the car in the traditional sense. The facial recognition simply reduces the need for a key, and the artificial intelligence can apparently recognize the driver’s mood and adjust music or car dynamics accordingly.

None of this takes anything away from how fast the Croatian hypercar really is, though. Faster than a Bugatti Chiron and packing nearly 2,000 brake horsepower, the Rimac is what the Tesla Roadster is planning to become, but it is available right now, rather than in a few years’ time.

Sources: roadandtrack.com, 0-60specs.com, topspeed.com, autoblog.com, motor1.com,

FAQs

20 Electric Cars You Didn't Know Could Go 0 To 60 In Less Than 6 Seconds? ›

1. 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid: 0–60 MPH in 2.3 Seconds. The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest EV, and the fastest car for that matter, we've ever tested in 0-60 acceleration, despite the drama surrounding getting data that matched the standard conditions of our other instrumented tests.

What is the fastest electric car to go from 0 to 60? ›

1. 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid: 0–60 MPH in 2.3 Seconds. The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest EV, and the fastest car for that matter, we've ever tested in 0-60 acceleration, despite the drama surrounding getting data that matched the standard conditions of our other instrumented tests.

What cars can go 0-60 in under 6 seconds? ›

10 Cheap Sports Cars That Accelerate From 0-60 MPH In Under 6...
  • 10 2008 Honda S2000.
  • 9 2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP.
  • 8 2002-2004 Dodge Neon SRT-4.
  • 7 2007 Porsche Cayman S.
  • 6 1993-1995 Mazda RX-7 FD.
  • 5 2010 Nissan 370Z.
  • 4 1994-1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT.
  • 3 2003 Chevrolet Corvette.
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Which new Tesla model electric car can go 0-60 in 2.3 seconds? ›

0-60 MPH in 2.3 Seconds

The Tesla Model S Plaid is a high-speed car, and the stats back it up. According to MotorTrend, the Model S accelerates from 0-60 MPH in an astonishing 2.3 seconds.

What is the average 0-60 time for an electric car? ›

The vast majority of all-electric cars on the list can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Overall, there are almost no slow electric cars on the market and most of them are way quicker than average new cars.

What is the fastest electric car record? ›

Rimac's latest wave of records was led by a 0-400 km/h (249 mph) acceleration time of 21.31 seconds. Other records include the quarter-mile, standing mile, and 100-0 km/h stopping distance.

What car goes 0 to 60 in 2 seconds? ›

Koenigsegg Jesko - 2.5 seconds (0-60mph)

Powered by a raucous 1,600bhp twin-turbocharged V8, the rear-wheel drive Jesko simply isn't able to extract any more acceleration from two driven wheels, but it's all the more thrilling because of that.

How fast is the slowest car ever? ›

Peel P50 (Top Speed: 38 mph)

At 38 mph top speed, the Peel 50 is the slowest car in the world, but it also holds the Guinness World Record as the smallest production vehicle ever made at 54 inches long and 39 inches wide. The CoPilot car shopping app is the smartest way to buy a car.

What is a fast cheap car? ›

Models like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ count as fast cheap cars in 2022. Hot hatchbacks like the Ford Focus RS, Volkswagen Golf R, and Honda Civic Type R all qualify as affordable fast cars in our current year.

What car gets 3.6 seconds to 60? ›

We've just tested a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on a test track, and it shot to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a 11.4-second quarter-mile at 132 mph.

Is the slowest Tesla still fast? ›

The standard Tesla Model Y travels 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph, making it the slowest Tesla SUV available in the market.

Which Tesla has a 1.1 seconds 0-60? ›

Tesla has now revealed a performance upgrade that might come on the Tesla Roadster: the SpaceX Package. This package will add a set of rocket thrusters to the car's rear, which will propel the supercar from 0-60 MPH in 1.1 seconds.

Why are Tesla's 0-60 so fast? ›

Teslas Have a Lot Of Horsepower

One reason that Tesla cars are so fast is the fact that they have a lot of horsepower. The Ludicrous-enhanced 2015 Tesla Model S P90D is all-wheel drive, and offers 762 horsepower and 731 lb-ft of torque.

What is the fastest 0 to 60 electric car under 50k? ›

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3's rear-wheel-drive version is the only trim available for under $50,000, and can reach 0-60 in 5.8 seconds.

Can electric cars go 80 mph? ›

Green Vehicles, a company based in San Jose, California, has recently revealed that it will begin selling two lithium-ion-powered electric vehicles early this summer. The three-wheeled TRIAC is a highway-capable electric car (or oversized covered trike, depending on how you look at it) that can reach speeds of 80 mph.

Would electric cars charge in 10 minutes? ›

The Fremont, California-based company develops batteries with lithium-ion cells that have pre-lithiated silicon dominant anodes. Ionblox says its batteries achieve up to 50% higher energy density, five times more power, and an extreme fast charge of 10 minutes to 80%.

What is the 2nd fastest electric car in the world? ›

TLDR: World's Fastest Electric Car
RankMake & ModelTop Speed
4Deus Vayanne248 MPH
3Aspark Owl249 MPh
2New Tesla Roadster250+ MPH
1Rimac Nevera258 MPH
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Jun 24, 2023

What is the 0 to 100 record for electric car? ›

On September 23, 2022, a team of students from the University of Stuttgart broke the record for the fastest 0-100 km/h acceleration by an electric car, reaching the speed in just 1.461 seconds. The members of the Foerderverein GreenTeam Uni Stuttgart e.V. study a variety of subjects at the University of Stuttgart.

What car went 400 mph? ›

In 1960 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, Mickey Thompson reached an unprecedented speed of 406.6 mph in a four-engine streamliner he called Challenger 1.

What is the slowest 0 to 60? ›

1). 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
2022 Mitsubishi MirageSpecs
Horsepower78 hp
Torque74 lb-ft
Transmission5-speed manual
0-6012.1 seconds
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What is the 0-60 time for the lucid motors? ›

With a single motor setup under the chassis merged with a - kwh battery, the 2022 Lucid Air electric is a prime example of an electric Sedan. With this setup, the 2022 Lucid Air electric makes 480 hp and -, giving a 0-60 time of 3.85 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.35 seconds.

What cars can go 0 100 in 3 seconds? ›

Porsche 918 Spyder

With the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, the 918 is part of the Holy Trinity. As like as the Lykan, the Porsche 918 Spyder needs 2.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h.

Has any car broken 400 mph? ›

On September 15, 1938, the Railton Mobil Special took the land speed record with a run of 353.3 MPH, and also became the first car to break 350 MPH. Years later, in 1947, the same car came back to become the first car to break 400 MPH, with a one-way run of 403.1 MPH.

What car went 1000 mph? ›

Keep reading to learn all about Bloodhound SSC. The Bloodhound SSC is a rocket-powered car that went on for sale for a staggering $11 million. It broke the land speed record by hitting over 1000 mph. This car with a jet engine can break the sound barrier.

Which is the safest car in the world? ›

Ans. The safest cars in the world include cars from Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Honda, Subaru, Mazda and Tesla. Volvo has several models that consistently attain high rankings in safety awards due to their innovate technology and safety equipment.

What's the fastest street legal car? ›

Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut (330 MPH)

The Swedish automaker Koenigsegg defined standards and beat world records with its release. It is the fastest car in the world right now. No other car has reached, surpassed, or even challenged the Jesko Absolut.

Is there a car that can go 0 100 in 2 seconds? ›

Bugatti Chiron which costs USD 3 million takes 2.3 seconds and the Lamborghini Aventador sprints to 100 kmph at leisurely 2.7 seconds. A Japanese electric hypercar has clocked the speed of 100 kmph under 2 seconds—making it one of the electric cars with the fastest acceleration in the world.

What cars have a 10 second 0 60? ›

The Coolest Stock 10-Second Cars Money Can Buy
  • 3 Dodge Challenger Demon – 9.65 Seconds.
  • 4 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – 9.7 Seconds. ...
  • 5 McLaren P1 – 9.8 Seconds. ...
  • 6 Ferrari LaFerrari – 9.8 Seconds. ...
  • 7 Porsche 918 Spyder – 9.8 Seconds. ...
  • 8 McLaren 720S – 9.9 Seconds. ...
  • 9 Bugatti Chiron – 9.99 Seconds. ...
  • 10 Koenigsegg One – 10.0 Seconds. ...
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Is a Tesla faster than a Lamborghini? ›

The Tesla beats the Lamborghini in all the acceleration metrics, demolishing the Lambo on the way to 60 miles per hour, as well as through the quarter mile. The differences aren't negligible either, seeing as how the Model X Plaid obliterates the Lamborghini Urus in terms of raw acceleration.

How fast is a cheap Tesla? ›

What Is the Cheapest Tesla Model?
ModelPriceTop Speed
Model 3$40,240 - $53,240140 - 162 mph
Model Y$47,490 - $54,490135 - 155 mph
Model S$88,490 - $108,490149 - 200 mph
May 20, 2023

What is the max speed Tesla? ›

The Tesla Model S Plaid sprinted to 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds in Car and Driver testing in 2021 but had been restricted from hitting its 200-mph top speed due to weak brakes, instead topping out at 162 mph.

How fast is Elon Musk's Tesla? ›

The maximum speed of the car relative to the Sun will be approximately 121,000 km/h (75,000 mph) at perihelion.

What cars have a faster 0 to 60 than Tesla? ›

Quickest EVs Tested: 60 MPH in Under 3.5 Seconds!
  • 2022 GMC Hummer EV: 3.3 Seconds.
  • 2022 BMW i4 M50: 3.3 Seconds.
  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance: 3.1 Seconds.
  • 2023 Lucid Air Touring: 3.0 Seconds.
  • 2022 Rivian R1T: 3.0 Seconds.
  • 2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS: 3.0 Seconds.
  • 2022 Audi RS e-tron GT: 2.9 Seconds.
Mar 15, 2023

How fast is the Tesla SpaceX? ›

It'd complete the quarter-mile in 8.8 seconds. All that performance won't be cheap, as the car will be capable of reaching speeds over 250 mph (402 kph).

How fast can a Hellcat go from 0 to 60? ›

By numbers, the 2023 Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye can make this sprint in 3.5 seconds, while the 2023 Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye launches from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds.

How fast can a Lamborghini go from 0 to 60? ›

Summary. Lamborghini has a wide range of vehicles, all of which are extremely fast. Although these vehicles are fast, none of them outperform the Lamborghini Veneno. The Veneno has a top speed of 221 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, making it the fastest Lamborghini car in the world.

Will electric cars be faster than gas? ›

Efficiency Equals Horsepower

If you're comparing an electric car and a gas car with the same horsepower rating, the electric car is able to use a lot more of its horsepower, too. That's because EVs have fewer moving parts, so they're able to run more efficiently.

What is the fastest cheap electric car? ›

The best fast and affordable electric cars
  • Tesla Model Y. You can't have a list of the fastest electric cars and not include a Tesla. ...
  • Polestar 2. Made by the fully electric arm of Volvo, the Polestar combines the best in speed and safety. ...
  • Genesis GV70. ...
  • Volkswagen (VW) ID. ...
  • Hyundai Kona Electric. ...
  • Kia EV6.
Sep 6, 2022

What is the fastest electric car 0 to 6? ›

What are the quickest electric cars in 2023? The quickest electric car is Aspark Owl that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 s. The second is Rimac Nevera 1408 kW that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.74 s and the third fastest car is Pininfarina Battista that accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.79 s.

What is the fastest 1 4 mile electric car? ›

10 Electric Cars With The Fastest Quarter-Mile Times
  1. 1 Pininfarina Battista – 8.55 seconds.
  2. 2 Rimac Nevera – 8.58 seconds. ...
  3. 3 Tesla Roadster – 8.8 seconds. ...
  4. 4 Lucid Air Sapphire – 9.1 seconds. ...
  5. 5 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance – 9.245 seconds. ...
  6. 6 Tesla Model S Plaid – 9.34 seconds. ...
  7. 7 Tesla Model X Plaid – 9.75 seconds. ...
Mar 15, 2023

Will electric cars ever go 1000 miles? ›

It's one of the most unique vehicles you will ever see and its efficiency blows every other EV out of the water. A 1,000 mile range EV is unheard of today as the average is anywhere between 200 to 300 miles, with higher end EVs at around 400 miles of range. How is Aptera able to produce an EV with so much range?

Will electric cars ever go 500 miles? ›

Lightyear EV Is Sun Powered, Has a Claimed 500-Mile Range, Will Cost under $40K. Lightyear, a Dutch startup, has opened the waiting list for its second model—the first destined for America. The Lightyear 2 is an upcoming solar-powered EV, and a waiting list as well as more details about it were announced at CES 2023.

Can I drive 400 miles in an electric car? ›

All-electric vehicles, also referred to as battery electric vehicles (BEVs), run entirely on an electric charge from a rechargeable battery, with no other fuel source needed. Average driving range is 250 – 500 miles.

How much is a Tesla battery cost? ›

Tesla battery replacement cost: A few tips

The most basic battery replacement for a Tesla costs between $5,000 and $20,000. This depends on the Tesla model you own. Replacing a Tesla battery in a Model S premium sedan can cost around $13,000-$20,000.

How much does it cost to charge an electric car for 1 hour? ›

An electric vehicle's fuel efficiency can be measured in kilowatt-hours per 100 miles. For example, if electricity costs 10.7 cents per kilowatt-hour, charging a 200-mile range 54-kWh battery would cost about $6. Charging a vehicle that consumes 27 kWh to travel 100 miles would cost three cents a mile.

How much does it cost to replace a Tesla battery? ›

While newer versions, including the Model 3 and Model S Plaid, only use four to five modules. Considering this, expect Tesla battery replacements to start between $20,000 and $35,000. However, these prices could increase as they do not include incidental expenses (like other parts) and labor.

What car has a faster 0 to 60 than a Tesla? ›

Rimac Nevera - 1.9 seconds

The Rimac Nevera is known for its exceptional performance and boasts a 0-60 mph time of just 1.85 seconds, making it one of the fastest accelerating production cars in the world. The car's electric powertrain produces a staggering 1,914 horsepower, allowing it to reach a top speed of 258 mph.

How many 0-60 runs can a Tesla do? ›

2021 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Performance: Specs
2021 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Performance
0-60 MPH3.5
QUARTER MILE12.0 sec @ 114.7 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH113 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION0.91 g (avg)
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Nov 24, 2022

Can an electric car go 400 miles? ›

Electric vehicle range continues improving, with many automakers now offering models with over 300 to 400 miles on a single charge.

Is Lucid Air faster than Tesla? ›

Lucid completed a quarter-mile sprint in 9.1 seconds at 156 mph. Tesla crossed the line in 9.3 seconds at 152 mph. Though both are highly impressive, the Lucid Air doesn't only outperform in speed.

Is a Tesla better than a Lamborghini? ›

Well, the Tesla Model X Plaid is clearly the quicker vehicle of the two, and it's not really close at all. The Tesla beats the Lamborghini in all the acceleration metrics, demolishing the Lambo on the way to 60 miles per hour, as well as through the quarter mile.

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