5 fastest electric cars

5 fastest electric cars

Electric cars are the future and even though they were previously looked down on for their lack of power as compared to petrol cars, this is no longer the case.

Improvements in technology means that electric cars can outstrip internal combustion engines without the same pollution. These cars have also reacheed new heights in design, looking sleeker than their predecessors.

Here are five of the fastest electric cars in the world.

Jaguar I-Pace


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This mainstream SUV does 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds. In addition, it has incredibly agile handling, making it a smooth drive at high speeds. Of all the electric cars on this list, this is the only one currently available in South Africa.

Lotus Evija


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Built for action, it actually looks like it can take on the road without any effort. The Lotus’s  is a 1923bhp hypercar. The official performance figures have yet to be released, but the manufacturers have made vague references to it being able to pull off 0-100km in less than three seconds.

Nio EP9

This experimental prototype isn’t officially released for sale on a large scale but it’s still pretty exciting. The 1341bhp car is a four wheel drive and holds the Nürburgring lap record for a production car at 6 minutes 45.9 seconds. It also clocks an impressive time of 0-100km in 2.7 seconds.

Tesla Model X


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Unlike some of the other models on this list, the Tesla Model X might look like your run of the mill mom car, but behind the plain exterior is a powerhouse. 0-100km in 2.6 seconds is astounding for an SUV when supercars even struggle to compete. This speed can be chalked up to the twin-motor platform resulting in 778bhp output.

Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Matching the Tesla at 0-100km in 2.6 seconds, the Porsche looks more like what you’d expect from a zippy sports car. It has a top speed of 260 km/h and great handling. Although not available in South Africa, this is a production model, meaning if you have enough money you could actually get your hands on one.

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