15 Fastest Electric Supercars Ranked
Let’s dive into the electrifying world of the fastest electric supercars that champion both breakneck speed and sustainability
Remember when General Motors introduced the groundbreaking EV1 in 1996, the first mass-produced, purpose-built electric vehicle showcasing the cutting-edge technology of the time that provided a glimpse into the future of sustainable transportation? While the ambitious project was discontinued in late 2003 (because of not generating enough sales, discontinuation of replacement parts, and the alleged role of the oil industry lobbying against EVs), it paved a path to the EV marvels we see today.
Despite initial setbacks, challenges, and even controversies, the EV industry has progressed by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Enthusiastic consumer adoption, the expansion of charging infrastructure, and advancements in motor technology, battery life, and driving range have all contributed to the EV sector’s ability to challenge the market dominance of traditional gas-guzzling vehicles. Gone are the days when skeptics argued that EVs could not compete with the speed of gas-powered cars.
As combustion vehicles are hitting the speed bumps of efficiency and performance limitations, EVs are steadily zooming ahead with electrifying speed and flair. Lo and behold, we are now witnessing the emergence of electric supercars that redefine the concept of top speed, proving that the future of transportation is both sustainable and exhilarating.
Updated on September 22, 2023: Electric cars that boast face-melting speeds are no more a myth. We bring you an updated list of 15 such stupendously fast electric cars around us right now.
15 Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Top Speed — 161 MPH
To showcase its strength in the electric supercar segment, Porsche released 10 Taycan models, each with its own set of perks. Now that we are discussing performance and face-melting speed nothing but the Taycan Turbo S deserves to be on the list. The Overboost Power with Launch Control can add extra oomph to the already astonishing numbers of this supercar. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is a track and road car that can do the best of both worlds.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S Specs
|Max Output||750 HP|
|Max Torque||774 pound-feet|
Equipped with a powerful motor, you can churn up to 616 horses. This can be increased to 750 horses with Overboost Power with Launch Control. With the help of launch control, the car can go from 0 to 60 MPH within just 2.6 seconds. The astounding performance also comes with a hefty cost; $194,900 to be precise.
14 Tesla Model 3
Top Speed — 162 MPH
The Tesla Model 3 is a car that seems straight out of a Christopher Nolan movie. The high-tech interior with a large 15-inch touch screen taking center stage, the autopilot feature, and the plush and roomy interiors, emanate a futuristic vibe. Not just luxury and ultra-modern features, you also get top-level safety with the Tesla Model 3. Tesla Model 3 bagged NHTSA 5-star safety ratings in every category and subcategory. It also received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award with flying colors.
Tesla Model 3 Specs
|Max Output||450 HP|
|Max Torque||471 pound-feet|
A top speed of 162 MPH and an acceleration of 0-60 MPH in 3.1 seconds is proof that the Tesla Model 3 has got it to be called a high-performing car. The car can also be equipped with several upgrades to milk the best possible performance from it.
13 Tesla Model X Plaid
Top Speed — 165 MPH
Tesla has been reigning supreme in the EV world. The U.S.-based company has single-handedly changed the face of the electric car market. Tesla’s prowess as a ground-breaking EV maker is reflected in its vehicles and the Tesla Model X Plaid is arguably the biggest example. Model X Plaid boasts a trimotor AWD platform with torque vectoring. The three independent motors equip carbon-sleeved rotors and deliver 1,000+ horses
Tesla Model X Plaid Specs
|Max Output||1,020 HP|
Tesla claims that the X Plaid is the highest-performing SUV ever built. Truth be told, the insane figures and stats do ratify the same. Tesla’s autopilot mode which is also available with the Model X Plaid is quite commendable. The interior is quite advanced and roomy as well.
12 Lucid Air Grand Touring
Top Speed — 167.8 MPH
While the press statement released by Lucid mentions the Air Sapphire’s top speed to be 205 MPH, the company lists the top of speed of Lucid Air Grand Touring as under 170 MPH. It is understandable that the Air Sapphire is supposed to be a hallmark release for Lucid, while Air Grand Touring is what put the company on the map. Boasting astonishing feedback, the Lucid Air Grand Touring is the perfect blend of luxury and performance.
Lucid Air Grand Touring Specs
|Max Output||819 HP|
The EPA-estimated 516 miles is the best any electric vehicle can boast as of now. Built on the LEAP — the Lucid Electric Advanced Platform — this luxury electric car boasts ample space and comfort. The DreamDrive feature, an advanced driver assistance system, available with the Lucid Air makes the driving experience much easier.
11 Nio EP9
Top Speed — 194.48 MPH
Chinese automaker NIO launched the jaw-dropping EP9 (Electric Performance 9) in 2016, two years after the company’s inception (quite amazing, right?). What’s even more fascinating is that the NIO EP9 smashed records by lapping Nurburgring’s north loop in a super swift 6 minutes and 45 seconds, securing its title as the quickest EV around Nürburgring during that period. But what was the secret behind this electric supercar’s prowess?
Nio EP9 Specs
|Max Output||1,341 HP|
|Max Torque||1,091 pound-feet|
|MSRP||$1.5 million (estimated)|
NIO’s collaboration with its Formula E racing division to equip the EP9 with four electric motors that generate a staggering one megawatt of power. This translates to a mind-blowing 1,341 horsepower and 1,091 pound-feet of torque. Hence, such absurd power catapults the EV from 0-62 mph in a heart-stopping 2.7 seconds and helps it achieve a top speed close to 195 mph. Time to take a quick breath because we’re just getting started.
10 Dendrobium D1
Top Speed — 200 MPH
With a name seemingly plucked from the magical world of Harry Potter, the electric hypercar Dendrobium D1 has immense potential to conjure its own brand of magic through its awe-inspiring esthetics and exhilarating performance. With the prototype stage introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, this is Dendrobium Automotive’s first EV, created in collaboration with WAE Technologies (previously known as Williams Advanced Engineering).
Dendrobium D1 Specs
|Max Output||1,800 HP|
|Max Torque||1,475 pound-feet|
|MSRP||$1.4 million estimated|
As per the initially released specifications, this hypercar will be outfitted with quad electric motors, collectively producing a remarkable 1,800 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque. Consequently, the vehicle is expected to achieve a blistering 0-60 mph acceleration in a mere 2.7 seconds and a top speed of over 200 mph. The production was slated for 2022. However, due to some political reasons (Brexit) and a change of ownership, there is no news about its arrival yet.
9 Tesla Model S Plaid
Top Speed — 200 MPH
Step outside and bring up the topic of electric vehicles; chances are, the name Tesla will immediately spring to mind for most people. After all, Tesla holds the crown as the king of electric cars, and we wouldn’t dispute the claim given its numerous contributions and advancements in the EV sector. So, when the American electric automobile manufacturer unveiled the Tesla Model S Plaid, it quickly became one of the fastest electric supercars by casting a challenging glance at modern supercars by combining blistering acceleration with impressive specs and a lower price than the likes of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Bugattis.
Tesla Model S Plaid Specs
|Max Output||1,020 HP|
Well aware of gearheads’ insatiable desire for the captivating speed of supercars, the Model S Plaid confidently smirks as it stakes its claim as one of the fastest electric four-door sedans, reaching an impressive top speed of 200 mph. It features three electric motors that produce 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. It means that this silent beast can sprint from 0-60 mph in a mere 1.99 seconds.
8 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore
Top Speed — 202 MPH
The GranTurismo Folgore is Maserati’s first fully electric model, and boy, they have made quite a splash with its high performance, opulence, and lightning-fast acceleration. Straight from the Stellantis family, the powertrain of this electric superhero boasts Formula E-inspired technology, such as silicon carbide inverters, for enhanced energy flow and efficiency. It draws power from three 300-kW permanent magnet motors (one in the front and a duo in the rear) to produce 750 horsepower and 995 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels and reach a hair-raising top speed of 202 mph.
Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Specs
|Max Output||750 HP|
|Max Torque||995 pound-feet|
“Folgore,” the Italian word for lightning, couldn’t be more fitting for this electrifying beast, as it bolts from 0 to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 2.7 seconds. Boasting a perfect 50/50 weight distribution and packing an incredible punch, driving this wild beast promises an exhilarating experience you won’t forget. The 2024 Maserati GranTurismo Folgore is expected to be launched by the end of 2023 with a price tag close to $200,000.
7 Lucid Air Sapphire
Top Speed — 205 MPH
Lucid calls the Air Sapphire the “pinnacle of electric performance”. Lucid claims that the Air Sapphire is the world’s first fully electric luxury super-sports sedan. This aggressive-looking sports car is the first of its kind from the garages of Lucid to be featuring a tri-motor setup. The estimated maximum output is 1,234 HP and the maximum torque is 1,430 pound feet. It can propel from 0 to 60 within just 1.89 seconds.
Lucid Air Sapphire Specs
|Max Output||1200 HP|
|Max Torque||1,430 pound-feet|
The luxury sedan is placed on the extreme end of the price scale with a tag of $249,000. A stiffer front and rear springs, unique damper settings, stiffer bushings, and a unique tuning for ABS ensure maximum traction and stability control. The well-designed exterior not only elevates the car’s performance but also makes a bold road appearance.
6 Pininfarina Battista
Top Speed — 217.48 MPH
Pininfarina Battista is named after the company’s founder, Battista Farina, who had a dream of launching a car of his own but was unable to do so due to his commitment to designing models for Ferrari and others. This luxury electric vehicle is Automobili Pininfarina’s first battery-powered hypercar, and it has effortlessly smashed speed records for fun. Recently, the Battista claimed the title of the fastest accelerating production vehicle by completing a quarter-mile in a mere 8.55 seconds at Indore’s Natrax facility in India, surpassing the previous record of 8.58 seconds set by the Rimac Nevera.
Pininfarina Battista Specs
|Max Output||1,900 HP|
|Max Torque||1,696 pound-feet|
On the same track, this electric marvel reached an astounding top speed of 222 mph. In 2022, the Battista set a record by accelerating from 0-60 mph in just 1.79 seconds, and it managed to replicate this impressive feat during its recent trials in India. This extraordinary performance can be attributed to its four Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, which together generate a staggering 1,900 horsepower and 1,741 pound-feet of torque. A limited production run of only 150 units is planned, with each Pininfarina Battista carrying a hefty price tag of $2.2 million.
5 Lotus Evija
Top Speed — 218 MPH
The Lotus Evija is a true British electric supercar with a top speed of over 200 mph. Launched in 2019, the British automobile manufacturer, Lotus, claims that this electrifying speed demon is electronically tethered to a “mere” 218 mph. Outrageous, right? Well, all thanks to its four tire-torching electric motors (one for each wheel) that collectively churn out a mind-bending 2,000 horsepower and 1,254 pound-feet of torque.
Lotus Evija Specs
|Max Output||1,971 HP|
|Max Torque||1,254 pound-feet|
For a spot of perspective, that’s like trouncing the extravagant hypercar Aston Martin Valkyrie and its hybrid V-12 powertrain, which musters 1,139 horsepower. This lightning bolt on wheels rockets from zero to 60 mph in under three seconds, making it one of the fastest electric supercars in the world. Also, only 130 exclusive specimens will be manufactured, each sporting a jaw-dropping price tag of around $2.3 million.
4 Deus Vayanne
Top Speed — 250 MPH
Austria-based Deus Automobiles, an electric startup still in its fledgling stages, has collaborated with Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign and WAE Technologies (Previously called Williams Advanced Engineering) on an ambitious mission, to create the most powerful and fastest electric hypercar in the world. That too, without compromising daily drivability and practicality. Making its grand entrance at the 2022 New York Auto Show, Deus pulled the cover off the Vayanne, an EV supercar that promises to deliver mind-blowing 2,200 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque.
Deus Vayanne Specs
|Max Output||2,243 HP|
|Max Torque||1,475 pound-feet|
Deus touts the Vayanne as a “production-oriented concept” capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds and reaching a top speed of 248 mph. Deus is limiting this exclusive, high-voltage symphony to just 99 units, with the first one expected to roll out in 2025. Though the precise cost per unit has yet to be announced, it is projected that the price may reach the vicinity of $2 million.
3 Tesla Roadster 2.0
Top Speed — 250+ MPH
Plagued by persistent delays, the highly-anticipated Tesla Roadster is poised to become one of the most talked-about electric supercars in the market. Its launch, though initially slated for 2021, has been pushed back multiple times, but it hasn’t dampened the excitement surrounding this revolutionary vehicle. Once it finally becomes available, the Roadster has the potential to cement its status as one of the fastest EV supercars in existence. Meticulously designed from the ground up, the second-generation Tesla Roadster promises to be a formidable force on the road, boasting an array of remarkable features and performance capabilities.
Tesla Roadster Specs
|Max Torque||7,400 pound-feet|
One of the most striking aspects of this electric marvel is its lightning-fast acceleration, going from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and attaining a top speed beyond 250 mph. Enhancing its performance is the standard all-wheel-drive system, powered by three electric motors—one in the front and two at the rear—working in unison to deliver an astounding 7,400 pound-feet of torque. As per Elon Musk, we might see the Roadster’s arrival in 2023. The base Roadster is estimated to cost around $200,000 and could cost more with options and performance upgrades.
2 Aspark Owl
Top Speed — 256.6 MPH
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the Aspark Owl is one of the most dazzling electric supercars out there. After all, this astounding auto marvel holds the title of the first-ever Japanese full-electric hypercar, with a potent fusion of raw power, blistering speed, and aerodynamic elegance. Unveiled as a concept in 2017 and brought to life in 2019, the Owl more than lives up to the immense hype, delivering an astounding 2,000 horsepower and 1,475 pound-feet of torque.
Aspark Owl Specs
|Max Output||1,980 HP|
|Max Torque||1,416 pound-feet|
The quartet of permanent magnet synchronous motors catapults this mind-blowing road machine from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 1.69 seconds, ultimately achieving an eye-watering top speed of 249 mph. In a move to keep the high-dollar hypercar market on its toes, production is limited to just 50 examples, each offering bespoke customization options. With a lofty price tag of around $3 million, this exceptional engineering marvel is reserved for those enthusiasts who possess both the passion and the deep pockets required to own such a masterpiece.
1 Rimac Nevera
Top Speed — 258 MPH
The Rimac Nevera, a $2 million powerhouse, reigns supreme as the fastest electric supercar in the world. First unveiled in 2018, the car boasted of achieving top speeds, a claim many skeptics dismissed as a gimmick. However, it proved its worth by reaching an impressive 258 mph, earning the title of the world’s fastest-production electric car. This achievement follows another record set by the Nevera in 2021, when it completed an 8.582-second quarter-mile run, solidifying its status as the “world’s fastest accelerating production car.” It catapults from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 1.5 seconds, and if you think that’s fast, hold onto your hats!
Rimac Nevera Specs
|Max Output||1,914 HP|
|Max Torque||1,741 pound-feet|
Chief Program Engineer Matija Renić hints that breaking the one-second barrier might be possible, so we’d be fools to dismiss the idea. The fastest electric supercar features four electric motors, delivering a combined output of 1,914 horsepower and 1,741 pound-feet of torque. And before you start dreaming of owning this electrifying beauty, you should know that snagging one won’t be easy due to its limited production of just 150 examples.