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Electric SUVs can be incredibly powerful. In fact, some of the most powerful vehicles on the market are electric SUV models. These models produce more horses than notable internal combustion engine vehicles, even high-performance pickup trucks. Here are four powerful electric SUVs with more horsepower than a Ram TRX.

The GMC Hummer EV SUV is a powerhouse

General Motors is getting in on the EV action. The American automaker is releasing several electric vehicles via its portfolio of brands. Now that the company owns the Hummer nameplate, it’s producing an exciting new Hummer vehicle with an electric powertrain system. That’s right, this hulking behemoth runs on electricity. Furthermore, it has never been this powerful.

Electric SUVGMC Hummer EV SUV
Starting MSRP $78,400
Horsepower830 (Max)
2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV specs.

The Hummer EV is gigantic. Its power output is impressive, even for its size. The large electric SUV is capable of producing a whopping 11,500 lb-ft of torque, according to the General Motors website. The 2024 Ram TRX makes 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque. Though powerful, it’s no match for the GMC Hummer EV SUV.

The Rivian R1S is adventure-ready

A red Rivian R1S electric SUV is parked, it's more powerful than a Ram TRX.
The Rivian R1S | Rivian

Rivian is a unique electric vehicle brand that produces electric vehicles capable of extreme off-roading. It combines incredible ground clearance with power that’s practically unmatched to create vehicles made to overcome obstacles.

The Rivian R1S is a full-size three-row SUV built for families that want a vehicle capable of going just about anywhere. These things can climb rocks and overcome treacherous terrain (off-road at your own risk).

Electric SUVRivian R1S
Starting MSRP$78,000
Horsepower835 (Max)
2024 Ri vian R1S specs.

Like the GMC Hummer EV SUV, the Rivian R1S leaves the Ram TRX in the dust. It produces a maximum of 908 lb-ft of instant torque, making it a superb off-road vehicle.

Lotus makes an insanely powerful SUV

A gray Lotus Eletre electric SUV is parked, it makes 905 horsepower.
The Lotus Eletre | Lotus

British luxury automotive brand Lotus certainly isn’t known for SUVs or electric vehicles, so the Lotus Eletre R is shocking for more reasons than one. Its power output is also surprising.

Electric SUVLotus Eletre R
Starting MSRP $150,000 (Estimated European Pricing)
2024 Lotus Eletre R specs.

The Eletre is described as a “hyper SUV.” This isn’t your typical daily driver/ family hauler. Lotus built a sporty electric SUV that’s probably better suited for the track than highways.

Tesla makes one of the most powerful electric SUVs in the world


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When it comes to the electric vehicle space, one name stands out among the pack. Tesla is the first automaker to achieve true success in the EV space. It currently produces two of the most popular electric vehicles in the world: the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.

The Tesla Model Y is getting plenty of attention as the best-selling vehicle of 2023, but there’s another Tesla SUV worthy of admiration as well. The Tesla Model X Plaid is an automotive marvel.

Electric SUVTesla Model X Plaid
Starting MSRP$85,590
2023 Tesla Model X Plaid specs.

It produces a massive 1,151 lb-ft of torque. The Model X Plaid goes from 0-60 miles per hour in an astounding 2.5 seconds. It is one of the quickest vehicles ever made. Though few powertrain systems can compete with the sheer might of a V8 that models like the Ram TRX use, electric vehicles are proving that they can be even more powerful.