Nowadays, electric cars are not just environment-friendly vehicles, they’re also insanely fast. Hence, today we’ll explore some of the fastest electric cars in the world. These silent vehicles have fascinated many and we can say it has laid the foundation that will change the course of history for the coming generation of transportation vehicles.
No big engines, no exhaust pipes, no turbochargers, still the quickest and one of the fastest cars in the world. That too when haven’t reached the full potential of electric vehicles.
Electric cars are getting better each day, and the automakers have produced several electric vehicles that prove their dominance over ICE cars in every major segment. However, today we’ll be taking a look at the fastest electric cars on the planet.
Note: Most cars on this list haven’t been launched yet. So the final specs may change as their development nears completion.
5 Fastest Electric Cars On Earth
Here are the five fastest electric cars present in this world.
- Rimac Nevera
- Aspark Owl
- Tesla Roadster
- Pininfarina Battista
- Drako GTE
1. Rimac Nevera (258 mph) – One of The Fastest Electric Cars In Terms Of Speed
First on our list of fastest electric cars is this masterpiece from Croatian automaker Rimac. Formerly known as Rimac C_Two, Nevera is an electric hypercar powered by a 120 kWh battery pack that powers two front and two rear motors.
|Top Speed||258 mph (412 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds|
|Electric Range||341 miles (WLTP)|
These electric motors produce a whopping 1914 HP and a peak torque of 2360 Nm. It’s a track-oriented sports car with a low drag coefficient of 0.3 Cd. One of the highlighting features of the car is the aerodynamic wheels that help it achieve such blistering top speed and acceleration.
Last month, the automaker officially unveiled Nevera and soon it’ll be on the roads. However, it’ll be a limited edition and only 150 units will be made.
2. Aspark Owl (248.5 mph) – Amongst The Fastest Accelerating Electric Cars
This Japanese hyper electric car is one of the fastest accelerating electric cars on the planet. In most supercars, the chassis and other components are made up of carbon fiber and the Aspark Owl is no different either. Apart from jaw-dropping acceleration, this electric car is full of powerful technical specs.
|Top Speed||248.5 mph (400 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds|
|Electric Range||280 miles|
With only a 64 kWh battery pack powering the four electric motors, Aspark Owl can produce an output of 2012 BHP. Such high power output from a 64 kWh battery pack is an amazing feat.
Even a mass-market EV like the Tesla Model Y has a battery pack bigger than this and it is much slower by comparison. Aspark Owl is only 99cm tall, which is probably the lowest height among road-legal cars.
3. Tesla Roadster (250+ mph)
Tesla Roadster is one of the fastest electric cars in the world. Impressively, Tesla Roadster made it to the top three positions despite being a four-seater electric sports car. With the help of three electric motors, it’s an all-wheel-drive sports car. The Tesla Roadster was first unveiled by Elon Musk at an event in 2017.
|Top Speed||250+ mph (402+ km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds|
|Electric Range||620 miles|
|Price||$ 200,000 (Base)|
With about 10,000 Nm of wheel torque, the Roadster can complete a quarter-mile in just 8.8 seconds. For comparison, one of the world’s fastest cars, the Bugatti Chiron, lags behind the Tesla Roadster by more than a second as it takes about 9.9 seconds to finish a quarter-mile.
4. Pininfarina Battista (217 mph)
Pininfarina Battista is limited to only 150 units of its kind. With its pure-electric powertrain, it can generate a whopping 1900 BHP and 2300 Nm of torque. The automaker claims that the power it produces is approximately twice that of an F1 race car. It’s also the most powerful road-legal hypercar made in Italy.
|Top Speed||217 mph (349 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 62 mph in 2 seconds|
|Electric Range||310 miles|
Under the body, a 120 kWh battery pack acts as a power source for motors. Moreover, the electric supercar can cover around 279 miles (450 km) on a single charge. Pininfarina Battista can achieve a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h) in less than 12 seconds.
5. Drako GTE (206 mph)
This superfast electric car shares the same category as the Tesla Model S. It’s a four-door luxury electric sports car made by a company based in California, United States. It’s an all-wheel-drive sports car with quad motors. Powering the motors is a 90 kWh battery pack that allows them to produce an impressive 1200 HP and 8800 Nm of wheel torque.
|Top Speed||206 mph (331 km/h)|
|Acceleration||0 to 62 mph in 2 seconds|
The electric car is optimized for both, track as well as normal roads. Its advanced torque vectoring system allows it to turn on sharp corners without losing any control. This hyper electric car has six driving modes: snow, ice, rain, dry, track, and race mode, which makes it perfect for any condition.
Fastest Cars In The World: Electric or Gasoline?
These fastest electric cars aren’t available on the market yet, but they undoubtedly have become the quickest cars in the world. They have left behind gasoline-run cars when it comes to acceleration.
If we look at the fastest cars in the world, then Rimac Nevera sits on the seventh position in the overall list, including gasoline-run cars. These electric cars are already the fastest accelerating cars in the world, and the days are not far away when the electric vehicles will sit top on the list of fastest cars in the world.
This was our list of the fastest electric cars. However, if we miss out on any vehicle, then do let us know and we’ll include it here as well.
Yes, there are cars that are faster than any Tesla. The fastest EV from Tesla is Roadster which is yet to be launched. Tesla Roadster has a claimed top speed of 250+ mph (402+ km/h), and if we compare it with other electric cars then only Rimac Nevera with a top speed of 258 mph is faster than Tesla.
However, when placed among the ICE cars then there are many sports cars that are faster than Tesla Roadster. For reference, SSC Tuatara is the fastest car in the world with a top speed of 316 mph (508 km/h), following it is Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+ (304 mph), Hennessey Venom F5 (301 mph), Koenigsegg Agera RS (278), and few more.
No, Tesla is not faster than Rimac. In fact, Rimac Nevera (top speed- 258 mph) is the only electric car that is faster than Tesla Roadster (250+ mph).
Rimac Nevera is the fastest electric car in the world with a top speed of 258 mph (415+ km/h).