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Top 10 electric sports cars of 2024

Electric motors seem like a great fit for sports cars, because they provide fantastic acceleration even in more mundane models. However, there are very few electric sports cars on sale at the moment. That's all set to change with the imminent arrival of the MG Cyberster and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, but if you can't wait for either of those models there are a few zero-emission performance cars that are worth taking a look at. Carwow's expert reviews team has put together the 10 best electric sports cars you can buy in 2024.

Porsche Taycan

1. Porsche Taycan

9/10
Porsche Taycan review
Battery range up to 360 miles
Kia EV6

2. Kia EV6

9/10
Kia EV6 review
Battery range up to 328 miles

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Tesla Model 3
2024
Outstanding EV Award

3. Tesla Model 3

9/10
Tesla Model 3 review
Battery range up to 391 miles
Audi e-tron GT

4. Audi RS e-tron GT

8/10
Audi e-tron GT review
Battery range up to 305 miles
Ford Mustang Mach-E

5. Ford Mustang Mach-e

8/10
Ford Mustang Mach-E review
Battery range up to 379 miles
BMW i4

6. BMW i4

8/10
BMW i4 review
Battery range up to 358 miles
Cupra Born

7. Cupra Born

8/10
Cupra Born review
Battery range up to 341 miles
MG 4 XPOWER
2024
Smart Spender Award
Highly Commended

8. MG4 XPower

8/10
MG 4 XPOWER review
Battery range up to 239 miles
Abarth 500e

9. Abarth 500e

7/10
Abarth 500e review
Battery range up to 164 miles
Skoda Enyaq vRS

10. Skoda Enyaq vRS

6/10
Skoda Enyaq vRS review
Battery range up to 348 miles

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Seeing as electric cars are still a relatively new phenomenon (though they’re becoming more and more popular all the time), there aren’t all that many electric sports cars available to buy just yet. Over time this will change as EVs become even more common, but for now most car makers are focussing on launching electric cars that have the most mainstream appeal - such as electric family SUVs.

Not counting multi-million pound electric hypercars such as the Rimac Nevera, the Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron GT are arguably the only bonafide electric sports cars available for ‘normal’ amounts of money. That said, in the next few years they’ll be joined by battery-powered versions of the Porsche Cayman, Audi R8 and Maserati MC20 - all of which should be properly fun EV sports cars.

The fastest electric sports car that is included in this list is the Porsche Taycan. If you go for the range-topping Turbo S version, you’ll be getting your hands on a family-friendly electric performance saloon that’s not only capable of accelerating to 60mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds, but one that can go on to hit a top speed of 162mph too. Another honourable mention from this list is the range-topping Audi RS e-tron GT (0-60mph in 3.3 seconds, limited top speed of 155mph).

The Tesla Model S Plaid is also an exceptionally fast electric car, but it's worth noting that while you can buy it in the UK, it's only offered in left-hand drive. With 1,020hp it’ll accelerate to 60mph in a staggering 2.0 seconds, and max out at 200mph. The ultimate electric sports car, however, is the Rimac Nevera. Priced at around £2,000,000, this Croatian hypercar is the fastest EV in the world, with a top speed of 258mph.

If you’re looking for an electric sports car that won’t break the bank, it has to be the MG4 XPower. For about £35,000 – the price of many regular electric hatchbacks – you get 435hp and 600Nm of torque. The 3.8-second 0-60mph time makes the XPower quicker than many petrol sports car – and in a Carwow drag race it left a Nissan GT-R and Lamborghini Gallardo in its dust.

Because electric sports cars tend to develop considerably more power from their motors than your average, run-of-the-mill electric family SUV will, their range often tends to be a bit lower. 

That’s not to say you’ll find yourself unable to drive long distances in one, however – the Tesla Model 3 can do up to 421 miles. That’s enough to get you from London to Edinburgh in one hit, providing you drive very sensibly. But allowing for fast-charging top ups during motorway service station coffee breaks, the journey would still be pretty fuss-free.