Top 10 Electric Supercars

The fastest electric supercars on the market come from companies including Rimac, Aspark, Tesla, Deus, Lotus, Pininfarina, Lucid Air, Maserati and Nio

As global sales of electric vehicles continue to increase, the technical developments and capability of electric hypercars are accelerating. 

Global household name brands including Tesla and Lotus are some of the automakers behind the world’s fastest EVs, but this list also sees some startups, including Austrian electric startup DEUS Automobiles.

Matija Renić, Rimac’s Chief Program Engineer, has hinted towards the possibility of breaking the one second barrier for accelerating 0-60 mph, so there is no doubt that high performance electric supercars are going to continue to be an interesting group to watch.

10. Nio EP9 

Top speed: 195 MP

The EP — Electric Performance — 9 was launched by the Chinese automaker in 2016, and quickly became one of the fastest EVs on the market. Nio collaborated with Formula E to give the EP9 quad-motors to generate one megawatt of power, translating to 1,341 hp and a car that can achieve 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds. It has a range of 265 miles and costs around US$1.5m.

9. Tesla Model S Plaid

Top speed: 200 MPH​​​​​​​

Globally synonymous with electric vehicles, Tesla, features twice on this list, alongside dominating all global electric vehicle sales. The Model S Plaid is tri-motor, all wheel drive and has a 373 mile range. The car’s interior has a 22-speaker, 960-watt audio system with Active Road Noise Reduction offering immersive listening and studio-grade sound quality. The sedan has 1,020 hp and can go from 0-60mph in 1.99 seconds, making it one of the fastest four-door sedans — and also one of the cheapest electric supercars available.

8. Maserati GranTurismo Folgore

Top speed: 202 MPH​​​​​​​

The Folgore — which shares a name with the Italian word for lightning — is developed with Formula E-derived technology like the silicon carbide inverters for a better energy flow and higher efficiency. It can charge up to 100 km in just 5 minutes, and travel up to 450 km on one full battery charge. The car’s 800-volt battery powers three potent 300-kw permanent magnet motors – one in the front, two in the rear – to deliver up to 560 kW 761 CV and 1,350 Nm of torque across all four wheels, allowing it to achieve 0-100 km/h in 2.7 seconds. The car prioritises sustainability in its interior design too, using Econyl, a regenerated nylon fibre made from fishing nets and plastic scraps that is used in high fashion and furniture.

7. Lucid Air Sapphire

Top speed: 205 MPH

Cited as the most powerful sedan in the world, the Sapphire features a three-motor set up, with a twin rear-drive unit and single motor front drive to deliver over 1,200 hp and achieve 0- 60 mph in 1.89 seconds. Reservations for the US$249,000 car began in August 2022.
“Sapphire is the embodiment of what ultra-high-performance luxury means to Lucid,” said Derek Jenkins, Senior Vice President of Brand and Design for Lucid Motors. “What we see today with Lucid Air Sapphire is just the beginning for the Sapphire brand.”

6. Pininfarina Battista

Top speed: 218 MPH

Self-proclaimed as ‘the most powerful Italian sports car ever, where sumptuous luxury and sustainability are one,’ and named after founder Battista Farina, the Battista has been designed with the most celebrated cars of the 1960s in mind. It features four motors sending power to each individual wheel, a 120kWh battery and 1900 hp. It can achieve 0-100kmh in 1.86 sec, and has a 476 km single charge range. Production is only running at 150 units of the US$2.2m vehicle.

6. Lotus Evija

Top speed: 218 MPH

At its top speed, 5,680 litres of air move through the two venturi tunnels each second to help British supercar Evija generate an incredible 1680 kg of downforce and achieve 0-186 MPH in 9.10 seconds. The car’s four independently controlled wheels give it incredible cornering agility but the black leather interior gives it the Lotus luxury that its customers love. 130 of the cars are planned to be made, each costing US$2.3m.

The Evija Fittipaldi has been created as a tribute to one of the greatest car-and-driver pairings that Formula 1 has ever seen. Decals that celebrate the Type 72’s race victories from the 1972 season are presented on the active rear wing, while a number 8 has been applied to the B-pillar as Fittipaldi raced with that number on his car during the 1972 season, including for his win at the British Grand Prix.

4. Deus Vayanne

Top speed: 250 MPH

 

Born out of a collaboration between Austrian electric startup DEUS Automobiles, Giorgetto Giugiaro's Italdesign and WAE Technologies (previously called Williams Advanced Engineering), the Vayanne aims to achieve incredible power and speed without compromising daily drivability and practicality. 

The car features a tri-motor with 1650kwh of power and 2,200 hp, has a range of 310 miles and can go 0-60 mph in less than 1.99 seconds. Rollout of the exclusive vehicle is expected in 2025, costing around US$2m and limited to 99 units.

3. Tesla Roadster 2.0

Top speed: 250+ MPH

 

The convertible, four-seater EV features suave design features including a lightweight, removable glass roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience. The Roadster utilises a tri-motor set up and can accelerate 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and has a range of 620 miles. 

The production has, however, been delayed multiple times, with current predictions looking at 2024, despite having originally been slated for 2020.

2. Aspark Owl

Top speed: 257 MPH

 

The first Japanese fully electric hypercar,  the Owl, was created to charge all the senses. Designed by Aspark, the car is built in Italy and sells for USD$3.1m. It can accelerate from 0-60mph in 1.72 seconds, has a range of 250 miles (400km) and a quad-motor powertrain.The Owl holds two Guinness World Records for speed, achieved by Giuseppe Cartia in Yorkshire, UK.

1. Rimac Nevera

Top speed: 258 MPH / 412 KMPH

 

The Nevera takes its name from the quick, sudden and mighty storms that frequent the Mediterranean, racing across Croatia — the home of the supercar and the storm system. The hypercar has a battery capacity of 120kwh, consumes 30.0 KWh per 100km, achieves 0-100kmph in 1.81 second. Each of Nevera's wheels are independently driven by one dedicated electric motor which channels torque accordingly to give unprecedented control and agility. It is entirely designed and manufactured in house, in Croatia, by the Rimac team.

The record for fastest electric car was set by Miro Zrnevi, Rimac’s Chief Test and Development Driver, whilst driving the Nevera at the German track Automobile Testing Papenburg, reaching 258mph.


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