Electric sports cars, a phrase that many enthusiasts never imagined they would vever hear. However the fact is apparent that electric cars can be fast, faster than many ICE cars.
It seems that interest in electric sports cars is accelerating worldwide, as searches for ‘Sports EVs’ increased by 400% in the past year. But what is the fastest electric sports car on the market? The Porsche Taycan Turbo S has been revealed as the speediest electric sports car, scoring 9.64 out of 10 in the Uswitch.com/ev-charging speed index.
This study by Uswitch.com/ev-charging created a points-based index that determined the top 10 fastest electric sports cars on the market by evaluating two main factors, the acceleration speed (0-100 km/h seconds) and top speed of 55 sports EVs, resulting in a final speed score.
|Ranking||The Sports EV||Acceleration Speed 0-100 km/h (seconds)||Top Speed (mph)||Speed Score /10|
|1||Porsche Taycan Turbo S||2.8||162||9.64|
|2||Tesla Model 3 Performance||3.3||162||9.55|
|3||Audi e-tron GT RS||3.3||155||9.38|
|4||Kia EV6 GT||3.5||162||9.29|
|5||Mercedes EQS AMG 53 4MATIC+||3.4||155||9.20|
|6||Polestar 2 Long Range Dual Motor||4.7||127||8.66|
|7||Ford Mustang Mach-E GT||4.4||124||8.57|
|8||Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor||5||135||8.49|
|9||BMW iX xDrive 50||4.6||124||8.48|
|10||Jaguar I-Pace EV400||4.8||124||8.21|
Porsche hits number one, with the Taycan Turbo S achieving an overall speed score of 9.64 out of 10. Taking just 2.8 seconds to reach 62 mph, the German Taycan Turbo S has the highest acceleration speed of all the cars analysed. Its top speed is 162 mph, matching the Tesla Model 3 Performance, but a 0.5 second difference in acceleration time (2.8 seconds for the Porsche and 3.3 for the Tesla) places this model in the top spot with the highest overall speed score.
Tesla’s Model 3 Performance follows behind as the second-fastest electric sports car, with an overall speed score of 9.55 out of 10. This EV has a top speed of 162 mph, equal to the Kia EV6 GT (fourth place), and has the ability to go from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.3 seconds. The Tesla Model 3 performance has a 78% increase in acceleration to its sister model, the Tesla Model Y, which places eighth.
The Audi E-tron GT RS comes in third spot, with an overall speed score of 9.38 out of 10. When it comes to acceleration speed, the Audi matches the Tesla Model 3, taking 3.3 seconds to reach 62 mph. However, with a top speed of 155mph, the E-tron GT RS (155mph) falls into third as it’s nearly 5% slower than the Model 3 Performance (162mph).
- Uswitch.com/ev-charging conducted this research to identify the fastest EVs on the market, considering performance statistics such as acceleration speed and highest speed. Vehicle performance statistics were acquired from the EV Database.
- Firstly, both regular and fast charging speeds for each EV in the EV Database were collected. It’s important to note that charging speed and rapid charge speed are calculated based on 3 phase grid and CCS (350kw DC) connections respectively.
- Each vehicle was subsequently ranked based on a normalised index accounting for acceleration and top speeds.
- Only the highest-ranking model variants were kept where multiple variants for the same model were present.
*According to Google Trends on 30/05/2022