When electric cars first became popular in the automotive industry, several enthusiasts scorned them because they were terribly sluggish, had limited range, and lacked the roaring internal combustion engine. Since those days, EVs have progressively gained momentum in the conventional car market. Thanks to fewer moving parts and more torque, today's electric cars give even the most powerful traditional cars a close fight. From racing cars to regular cars, there's something for everyone. Record holders currently have power outputs of over 1000PS and 0-100kmph launch speeds of less than two seconds.
With stricter pollution regulations becoming the norm with each passing year, automakers have realized that going electric is the only solution. As a result, they have made a concerted effort to produce electric vehicles during the coming 10-20 years. Indeed, electric vehicles have traveled a long distance, but today the debate is hot about which one is the fastest?
Here is an assorted list of the top 10 fastest electric cars ever produced:
1. Buckeye Bullet 3:
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Undoubtedly, one of the fastest electric cars globally is the all-electric version of the iconic land-speed record-breaking Thrust SSC supersonic automobile. That is what the Buckeye Bullet 3 offers you. The Buckeye Bullet 3 was co-developed by Venturi and Ohio State University and, in 2016, set a world record of the top speed of 549.43kmph. Two electric motors, slick aero, and 0.13cd drag coefficient are all that make it the mean machine. It might take a while before it beat the Thrust SSC's 1,228 kmph record; nonetheless, it is one of the world's fastest electric cars, without a doubt.
2. Volkswagen ID.R
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One of the fastest electric cars ever made, the ID.R is Volkswagen's first purpose-built electric racing car has been shattering all the records. First, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record was broken in July 2018 with a lap time of 7:57.148 seconds. The second victim was a new electric car record at the Goodwood Hill Climb before conquering green hell. Finally, with a lap time of 6:05.336, the Volkswagen ID.R is the second-fastest car overall. The ID.R's record-breaking timings are due to a highly tuned light chassis and track/event specialist aerodynamic changes, whereas its power is only 680PS.
3. Rimac C Two:
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Featuring on the list of fastest electric cars, the Rimac C Two is the successor to the Rimac Concept One. It is a car built from the ground up with hypercar-level performance. With a whopping power output of 1914PS and torque output of 2300Nm, it accelerates the Rimac C Two from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.85 seconds, with a top speed of 415 kilometers per hour. The C Two is equipped with a 120kWh battery, giving it a range of 643 kilometers.
4. Torodion 1MW:
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Torodion, a Finnish carmaker, debuted this concept automobile in 2015. According to Toroidion, the car has 1360 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 400 kilometers per hour in under 11 seconds. Prices are still to be released, but it might have a seven-figure price if they start the production with full force.
5. 2020 Tesla Roadster:
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The second edition of the Roadster, one of the fastest electric cars launched in 2020, is a shocker for all varieties of supercars, electric or ICE. It is the quickest car in the world. Tesla, who makes the fastest electric cars, promised that the Roadster would sprint from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 400 kilometers per hour. Besides this stellar performance, this Tesla has an outstanding range due to a triple electric motor and a 200kWh battery, allowing it to travel approximately 1,000 kilometers on a single charge. The production of the Tesla Roadster is now set to begin in 2022.
6. Nio EP9
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The EP9, one of the fastest electric cars ever, is a hypercar produced by Nio, a Chinese firm best known for its participation in Formula E. This beast generates 1360 horsepower with electric motors on each wheel, propelling it from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.7 seconds and topping out at 350 kilometers per hour. The Nio EP9 may not have mind-blowing numbers, but its superior aerodynamics and FIA LeMans Prototype-compliant carbon-fibre chassis are the genuine standouts. At the legendary Nurburgring track in Germany, the Nio EP9 has the second-fastest EV lap record, giving supercars like the Porsche 918 a run for their money. The Nio EP9 may be the quickest road-legal electric production car; however, its production status is doubtful because just six have been sold so far, with no plans to sell more.
7. Pininfarina Battista:
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The Battista was previewed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. With a Rimac powertrain offering 1898PS of power and 2300Nm of torque through four electric motors, the Battista is likely to be one of the most powerful electric cars in the world. The electric motors power the Battista from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than a couple of seconds, with a top speed of 350 kilometers per hour, putting it in the prime fastest electric cars category. Its top speed may not be as high as that of a hypercar, but the stunning appearance designed by Pininfarina, a seasoned car design firm (and now a legitimate automotive manufacturer), is undoubtedly one of its most eye-catching aspects.
8. Genovation GXV:
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The GXE is one of the world’s fastest electric cars due to having a sub-3 second 0-100kmph timing and a top speed of 336kmph, all thanks to its 811 PS output power. GXE's exterior may resemble that of a Corvette, but Genovationhas built its chassis and gearbox in totality. A 61.6kWh battery gives it a range of 281 kilometers.
9. Aston Martin Rapide E:
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The Rapide E is Ashton Martin’s first electric car premiered at the 2019 Formula E Monaco E-Prix. While it may appear to be a conventional Rapide, it is propelled by two 610PS electric motors set on the rear axle. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than four seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Only a limited number of 155 units will be produced at Aston Martin's plant in St. Wales, England.
10.Formula E( 2nd Generation):
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Formula E is the electric equivalent of Formula One and was launched in 2014. The first-generation car lasted four seasons but was panned for being sluggish and lacking in range, resulting in mid-race car switches. With the second-gen of the Formula E car, everything changed. With ever-evolving technology, the Gen2 car can complete a 45-minute race plus one lap. In addition, it now has 354 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than three seconds because of the larger 54-kilowatt-hour battery. Although its power figures are still far below those of its ICE rivals, Formula E is on its way to overtake Formula One as the best in motorsport, with improved aero and battery development.
By now, we have merely skimmed through what all-electric transportation has to offer. Unlike today's gas-guzzlers, electric cars are what the future of the automobile industry will thrive upon. Soon, the automobile manufacturers will deliver a nice blend of low emissions and high-performance mobility and keep safety and design in mind too.