Last Updated on March 17, 2023 by Victor A

Electric cars are the hottest segment right now in the automobile industry, all the brands are either launching or planning to present a new electric car in the coming years. We have seen how these cars have steadily improved in the past years, the range has gotten better, and the acceleration times have become ridiculous. We already have electric SUVs and sedans that can go from 0 to 60 mph below 3 seconds. 

Most lists discussing which electric car is the fastest from 0 to 60 mph are already outdated as this 2021 there have been new launches that completely changed the rankings, that’s why we thought this list was necessary. So here’s our Top 5.

5) Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo

Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo

It made an unexpected appearance this year, as no one thought that Porsche would venture into creating a car that looks like a sedan but takes some of the features of an SUV. The Taycan Cross Turismo, is basically a lifted Taycan with offroading capabilities, while capable of maintaining all the performance of its sibling.

The Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo is one of the most powerful electric cars in the market, it can produce 750 hp (560 kW), comes with 202 miles (325 km) of range, it’s limited to a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h), and It’s priced at a starting MSRP price of $187,600.

In terms of acceleration, the Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo easily becomes number 5 on our list as it can speed up from 0 to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 2,7 seconds.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo
Power Output750 hp (560 kW)
Top Speed155 mph (249 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h)2,7 seconds
Range202 miles (325 km)
MSRP Price$187,600

4) Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Porsche Taycan Turbo S

As you might imagine, the Taycan is more aerodynamic and lighter than the Cross Turismo, which gives it a performance improvement but in exchange for the capabilities found in the other model.

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S comes with the same battery as the Cross Turismo Turbo S. That translates to the same 750 hp (560 kW), however, it has 1 mile less of range, 201 miles (323 km); but you will forget about that once you realize that the top speed is 161 mph (259 km/h), and it’s less costly as it has a starting MSRP price of $185,000.

The improvement in aerodynamics and weight also comes with better acceleration times, as it can reach 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 2,6 seconds.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Power Output750 hp (560 kW)
Top Speed161 mph (249 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h)2,6 seconds
Range201 miles (323 km)
MSRP Price$185,000

3) Tesla Model X Plaid

Tesla Model X Plaid
Tesla Model X Plaid, Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

The only SUV on our list, and it’s not just a normal SUV, this is the most powerful and the quickest production SUV in the world. Unveiled this 2021 with the Model S Plaid, Tesla showed the world that is not going to let the competition beat it. 

The Model X Plaid can produce an enormous 1,020 hp (760 kW), and the best thing about this car is that it doesn’t give up range in exchange for power like most electric cars do, as it comes with a range of 340 miles (547 km). It has a top speed of 163 mph (262 km/h) and it’s priced at MSRP $119,990.

This SUV is not only more powerful and less costly than the Taycan, but it’s also quicker, as it can speed up from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 2,5 seconds.

Tesla Model X Plaid
Power Output1,020 hp (760 kW)
Top Speed163 mph (262 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h)2,5 seconds
Range340 miles (547 km)
MSRP Price$119,990

2) Tesla Model S Plaid

Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla Model S Plaid, Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

Imagine a sedan that could accelerate like a hypercar, well, that’s what the Model S Plaid is, a rocket. When it was unveiled, it completely astounded the world. Its numbers are unbelievable and it’s going to be really hard for many competitors to achieve what Tesla did with this car.

The Model S Plaid packs the same battery as the Model X Plaid, so power output is the same, 1,020 hp (760 kW), yet, the rest is completely different.

Starting with the range, the Model S Plaid is rated at 396 miles (637 km), its top speed is rated at 200 mph (322 km/h), and it starts at MSRP $129,990.

But the real fun is found in how quick this thing is, this is the car that can easily beat most hypercars, the Model S Plaid can reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1,99 seconds, that’s right, it’s quicker than a Bugatti Chiron, a Ferrari LaFerrari, or a Porsche 918, and this is just a sedan.

Tesla Model S Plaid
Power Output1,020 hp (760 kW)
Top Speed200 mph (322 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h)1,99 seconds
Range396 miles (637 km)
MSRP Price$129,990

1) The Fastest 0 to 60 mph electric car: The Rimac Nevera

Rimac Nevera
Rimac Nevera

When the Model S Plaid came out we all thought that it would reign 0-60 mph lists for a while, but it didn’t take long to be beaten by something completely radical.

The Rimac Nevera is an electric hypercar that has set up a whole new level in terms of performance, its numbers are so high that we should start thinking about making a new category for cars like this, a category for cars that can easily beat current hypercars.

The Nevera can produce a whopping 1,914 hp (1,408 kW), it has 342 miles (550 km) of range, and it can reach a top speed of 258 mph (412 km/h).

Bear in mind this is a hypercar, and as we all know, they are usually quite expensive, and this is the case as well, as it will set you back to $2,400,000.

Reaching number one on the list means that you got to be the quickest, and the Rimac Nevera, is not only the quickest electric car in the world, is the quickest production car ever made. It can reach 0-60 (0-96 km/h) mph in 1,85 seconds.

Rimac Nevera
Power Output1,914 hp (1,408 kW)
Top Speed258 mph (412 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-96 km/h)1,85 seconds
Range342 miles (550 km)
MSRP Price$2,400,000

Source: Porsche, Rimac, Tesla




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *