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Fastest electric cars of 2023

While electric cars have always strived to be more environmentally friendly than their combustion counterparts, many modern EVs are now also way quicker than their fossil-fuel burning alternatives, too. This guide contains 10 of the fastest electric cars on sale today from a variety of segments. Tesla has led the charge (if you’ll excuse the pun), but the likes of Audi, BMW, Porsche and Volvo now build electric cars that raise your heart rate while lowering your carbon food print. Our experts have considered the dozens of electric cars they have tested to choose the top 10 fast EVs.

Tesla Model 3

1. Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 review
Battery range up to 394 miles
Porsche Taycan

2. Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Porsche Taycan review
Battery range up to 273 miles

3. BMW iX M60

BMW iX review
Battery range up to 446 miles
Genesis GV60

4. Genesis GV60

Genesis GV60 review
Battery range up to 321 miles
Jaguar I-PACE

5. Jaguar i-Pace

Jaguar I-PACE review
Battery range up to 291 miles
BMW i4

6. BMW i4 M50

BMW i4 review
Battery range up to 358 miles
Ford Mustang Mach-E

7. Ford Mustang Mach-E GT

Ford Mustang Mach-E review
Battery range up to 379 miles
Audi e-tron GT

8. Audi RS e-tron GT

Audi e-tron GT review
Battery range up to 305 miles
Tesla Model S

9. Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S review
Battery range up to 394 miles
Volvo C40 Recharge

10. Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo C40 Recharge review
Battery range up to 341 miles

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Fastest electric cars FAQs

The highly contested title for fastest electric road car in the world is currently claimed by the Rimac Nevera with a 1.81-second 0-62mph time. It's also the fastest in terms of maximum speed, capable of 256mph.

The fastest Tesla currently on sale is the 1,020hp Tesla Model S Plaid. It is capable of a 1.99-second 0-60mph time and a 200mph top speed.

The Porsche Taycan is currently capable of adding 650 miles of range in an hour, of course it doesn’t have a battery that big, but it does mean that it can be fully charged in under 30 minutes.

The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 both offer similarly rapid charging capabilities, however as with all EVs, the total time taken also depends on the speed of the charger and the level of charge in its battery.