Who could have imagined when electric vehicles started gracing our roads that we would be looking at models that could hit 62mph from a standing start in the blink of an eye.
How times change because there was the time when the cars carried heavy batteries, looked like milk floats and offered little in the way of driving range let along performance.
However, a few years down the line and we have a plethora of high performance, electrically-powered models that would lay to rest any claims that EVs are boring to drive.
We have put together a list of some of the fastest electric cars on sale today. The performance stats may be mind-blowing but so will the price-tags in some instances.
Tesla Model S Plaid – (0-62mph in 2.1 seconds)
With 760kW of power, the Model S Plaid from Tesla boats a sprint time of just 2.1 seconds and maximum speed of 200mph.
It will set you back £117,990 and numbers will likely be limited.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S – (0-62 in 2.8 seconds)
This powerhouse from Porsche, first went on sale in 2019 and has a blisteringly quick sprint time taking just 2.8 seconds to reach 62mph from a standing start.
Priced from £141,000, it has 761PS of power delivering a maximum speed of 162mph.
The driving range between charges is set at 273 to 291 miles.
Audi RS e-tron GT – (0-62mph in 3.3 seconds)
The RS e-tron GT went on sale in May 2021 with a starting price of £114,865.
It has a WLTP-tested 0-62mph sprint time of 3.3 seconds and a top speed that is limited to 155mph.
The official driving range between battery charges is 283 miles.
Kia EV6 GT – (0-62mph in 3.5 seconds)
The EV6 GT 77.4kWh 577bhp AWD model is on sale now with first deliveries expected in November and December this year.
Priced from £61,595, this electric model can complete the 0-62mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and maxes out at 162mph.
The driving range between charges is a combined 263 miles or 339 miles in the city.
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT – (0-62mph in 3.7 seconds)
The order books opened for the first fully electrifies Mustang in GT guise in the Summer of 2021 and the first deliveries were earlier this year.
Costing £68,030, the 0-62mph sprint time is 4.4 seconds or 3.7 seconds from a rolling start.
It has a top speed of 124mph and driving range of 310 miles.
Lotus Evija – (0-62mph in below three seconds)
With a production run that is limited to just 130 models, the Lotus Evija has a mid-mounted battery pack that echoes the celebrated mid-engined sports car layout of Lotus.
Official times are yet to be announced, but the top speed is in excess of 200mph with a 0-62mph sprint time that is under three seconds.
It has an EV driving range of 215 miles. But hang onto your hat for the price though – it’s estimated at £2.4m.
BMW iX M60 – (0-62mph in 3.8 seconds)
The fasted electrified BMW is the iX M60 with a 0-62mph time of 3.8 seconds and top speed that is electronically-limited to 155mph.
It is the third model in the BMW iX line-up and is priced from £111,905. It can deliver 348 miles between charges under WLTP testing.
With a peak output of 619hp, the M60 is due for release in the Summer, 2022.
Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4MATIC – (0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds)
With a top speed that has been limited to 155mph and a 0-62mph time of 3.4 seconds, the luxurious Mercedes AMG EQS 53 4MATIC is a 4x4 performance EV with attitude.
The electric driving range is up to 431 miles between charges and costs from £157,160.
These are just a few of the super-quick EVs around at the moment. But, as has always been the way with motoring manufacturing, designers and engineers will be working tirelessly to increase speed, acceleration and driving range.
With that in mind, expect to see new models launching on a regular basis with eye-watering performance stats.