With the worryingly increasing prices of fuel in the past few years, we can assume that petrolheads will soon have to look at alternative fuel options to fulfil our passion while also taking care of the environment. Since the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in the capabilities of fully electric vehicles in terms of the range they offer plus the performance they pack. What earlier used to be dull and drab, currently EVs of the modern era, excite most petrolheads by the sheer amount of torque it provides. So we at TopGear India have curated a list of the fastest accelerating EVs currently in production.
Audi e-tron GT
The 4-seater sedan from Audi can do the 0 to 100 km/h time in just 3.1 seconds thanks to its twin electric motors, which produce 590bhp (637bhp using the over-boost function. Although the top speed is limited to 250km/h, it can attain such numbers while ferrying passengers in complete comfort is undoubtedly a colossal feat.
Tesla Model 3
The first of the many Tesla’s that we will feature in this list, the Model 3 is the cheapest offering from Tesla Motors. But that being said, buy the Performance spec Model 3, and its dual motors producing 449bhp can slingshot the Model 3 from 0 to 100 in just 3.1 seconds. Also worth mentioning is that customers can expect their Model 3 to get even faster with over the air updates.
Tesla Model X
Would you believe me if I told you that a high-riding seven-seater SUV can actually go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds? A 2.5 tonne SUV laden with leather and those ridiculous falcon doors can put most purpose-built supercars to shame in terms of sheer initial acceleration. This time can be credited to the 778bhp power output produced by the dual electric motors and a 100kW battery pack offered on the Model.
Porsche Taycan Turbo S
Unlike its sibling, the e-tron GT producing only 590bhp, on the Tycan Turbo S, the dual motors produce a massive 751 bhp whisking this family sedan from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds and it a top speed of 260km/h. Moreover, compared to the rest of the cars on this list, the Turbo S provides a much engaging handling and the depth of engineering that makes this feel as much like a Porsche as a 911 does.
Tesla Model S
The third Tesla on our list is yet another astonishing feat to marvel at. The Model S isn’t a delicate supercar made of rare materials or that costs an eye-watering amount of money. But instead is something that any layman can walk into a dealership and buy. Buy the Performance model, and you are bound to smash the 0 to 100 km/h time in just 2.3 seconds. Just like the Model X, this too uses dual electric motors and a 100kW battery pack.
Now I know that as you go through the list, you are wondering why I have not mentioned the Rimac C_Two or the Pininfarina Battista, the Aspark Owl or even the Tesla Model S Plaid and others. I would point out that all these are vehicles mentioned produced in limited numbers with ridiculous price tags or, like the Model S Plaid, are yet to prove their true potential although looking at the list its highly possible that it could match the expectations. Thus, here is a list of vehicles you can walk into a dealership actually purchase and are currently in production.