Automotive Progress: 7 World’s Fastest Electric Cars

    Mondial de l'Automobile 2012, Paris - France

    A car is an integral part of our life. With the help of these 4-wheeled assistants,
    we go to work every day, while travelers are used to rent a car at Rentalcars24h
    for their leisure needs. As for the development of the automotive industry, just 10
    years ago electric cars were considered to be an idealistic, but unstable and
    unrealistic alternative to cars with an internal combustion engine that runs on
    gasoline or diesel. But these times are long gone. In addition to the enormous
    environmental benefits, all electric cars actually require less time to reach
    maximum speed.

    If gasoline or diesel engine requires a large number of revolutions of the power
    unit to achieve maximum power and speed, then for electric vehicles, maximum
    torque and power are available instantly. In addition, electric cars eliminate the
    need to use complex gearboxes, which are necessary for ordinary cars with
    internal combustion engines. So, we have collected the fastest electric cars in the
    world available today…

    Vanda Electrics Dendrobium

    Maximum speed: 320 km/h

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 2.7 seconds
    Vanda Dendrobium electric car hasn’t only a unique exterior. The Singapore-made
    supercar was introduced by the British Formula One Williams team, which is also
    known as the Williams Grand Prix Engineering. This hypercar can accelerate from
    0 to 100 km/h in 2.7 seconds, but this is not the main feature of the car.

     

    Vanda Dendrobium - Orchids Can Be Not Just Flowers, But Hypercars Too

    (photo by All AutoExperts)

    Vanda Electrics Dendrobium can reach the speed of 320 km/h, which is a unique
    achievement for electric cars, because at this speed, due to the high air resistance
    of the car, the battery that feeds the electric motor quickly discharges.
    Dendrobium is one of super rare cars, thus it’s produced in a limited series and
    costs several million dollars.

    Faraday Future FF91

    Maximum speed: 300 km/h

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 2.4 seconds

    Faraday Future FF91 crossover is the first car of the American company Faraday
    Future. Contrary to popular opinion, the first models of the new car manufacturer
    are usually not fully thought out, the first car of the American auto brand turned
    out to be quite good.

    (photo by thomas)

    The creators of the car claim that the ultra-luxury electric car Faraday Future FF91
    will become the flagship of the company. At the moment, the car is not yet
    commercially available. But already in 2019, the company plans to finally start the
    conveyor. It’s expected that the first serial model of the electric vehicle will have a
    cruising range of 482 km without recharging.

    Tesla Roadster

    Maximum speed: 400 km/h

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 1.9 seconds

    Despite the fact that Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims that the Tesla Roadster is not
    fast enough, it’s no longer a secret that the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in
    1.9 seconds. The mark of 160 km/h is achieved in 4.2 seconds. Also, the car can
    accelerate to the maximum speed of 400 km/h.

    (photo by Zain Syed)
    The roadster will be released in 2020 in a limited edition of 250 cars, but today all
    the cars sold out. By the way, Tesla Roadster is even faster than the legendary
    Porsche 918 Spyder. It was discovered when an American sports electro-roadster
    drove a 1/4 mile-long race in just 8.9 seconds.

    BMW i8

    Maximum speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 4.4 seconds

    Not many automakers that appeared many years ago were able to survive in a
    highly competitive world. But those companies that continue their work to this
    day, in most cases, cannot boast of some innovative cars. Fortunately, this
    statement doesn’t apply to BMW.

     

    (photo by Princeps)

    Today, the German brand is well-known for its i8 hypercar. It’s able to accelerate
    from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds, despite the fact that this model is a conventional
    hybrid of 1.5l 3-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor.

    As a result, the total power of the hybrid power unit is 362 hps. By the way, this
    hypercar has an option for driving on electric motor only. Of course, compared to other cars in our rating, the acceleration rate is not impressive. However, this is incredibly fast for a hybrid sports car.

    Mercedes-Maybach Vision 6

    Maximum speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 3.9 seconds

    This electric car is incredibly rare and expensive. The fact is that Vision 6 vehicle
    was presented by Mercedes in 2016 in the form of a concept car. However, it’s
    quite possible that in the future the Germans will release a serial version based on
    it.

     

    (photo by Paul SKG)

    This car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. The power of the
    electric car is 750 hps – it’s achieved by four synchronous motors mounted on
    wheels.

    Renault Trezor

    Maximum speed: 250 km/h (electronically limited)

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 3.9 seconds

    (photo by Raphael Belly)

    The French electric car features the power of 350 hps along with the maximum
    torque of 380 Nm. The top speed of the car is 250 km/h – apparently, it’s
    electronically limited. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes less than 4 seconds.

    Rimac Concept One

    Maximum speed: 305 km/h

    Acceleration from 0-100 km/h: 2.5 seconds

    According to Rimac engineers, during the test their car reached the speed of 305
    km/h, thereby breaking the Porsche Spyder 918 speed record in the race by 1/4
    mile. So, this quarter-mile ride of the Rimac Concept One took just 9.9 seconds.

    (photo by Steve Ferrante)

    Rimac Concept One sports car was created in Croatia. The car’s power is 1088
    hps, and the maximum torque is 1600 Nm. If talking about speed, then Rimac is
    one of the most impressive electric cars on the planet.

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