And although most EVs aren’t built with face-bending speed in mind, there are an extraordinary number of models that will now hit 0-60mph in well under five seconds. A select few will even break the two-second barrier.
This astonishing level of performance is set to usher in a new age of speed. After all, some family-friendly EVs are already knocking on the door of the latest petrol-powered hypercars when it comes to a straight sprint.
Below we have listed the fastest electric cars in order of their 0-60 and 0-62mph times, including a mix of vehicles that are on sale now and others that are in the pipeline for production in the very near future. Buckle up
The Owl is an electric hypercar from Japanese company Aspark. A run of 50 vehicles was planned ahead of the car’s European debut in 2020, with prices starting at around £2.5 million. Yes, the Owl has a head-turning price…
The Aspark uses four electric motors and a compact 64kWh battery to launch from rest to 60mph in a claimed 1.69 seconds, putting it at the top of our leaderboard. Aspark also claims a 0-186mph time of 10.9 seconds and a top speed of 249mph.
Range is a claimed 280 miles, but we have to wonder just how gently the Owl needs to be driven to make its small battery go that far on a single charge. We suspect the slippery body and a roofline lower than a Ford GT40 may have something to do with it.