There are many reasons to drive an EV, such as avoiding paying increasingly high prices at the pump. As electric vehicle technology improves, speed might make EVs even more appealing. Electric vehicles are hardly weak when it comes to acceleration, and these five cars have the fastest 0 to 60 mph times among EVs on the market today, according to Consumer Reports.
5. Hyundai Ioniq 5
According to Consumer Reports, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, making it the fifth-fastest EV today. Beyond speed, Consumer Reports gave the Ioniq 5 a great review and recommendation.
For drivers interested in the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the electric crossover has a base MSRP of $39,950. High-end models of the Ioniq 5 can cost up to $55,000.
4. Polestar 2
The Polestar 2 is an electric luxury compact car that can get from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. It is also a car that proves that speed isn’t everything, as Consumer Reports gave the Polestar 2 a fairly mediocre showing. While the acceleration was noted as a particular bright spot for the Polestar 2, aspects such as its small interior and uncomfortable ride set it back. The Polestar 2 also has a range of 249 miles per charge, which is less than some of its competitors.
This EV comes with a hefty price tag, as base model Polestar 2s cost $45,900.
3. Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar’s electric crossover SUV accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds. Like the Polestar 2, though, this is an EV that Consumer Reports did not love overall. While the handling and acceleration were high points, the Jaguar I-Pace earned a less than stellar review. Arguably the biggest drawback for the I-Pace is its high charging time.
As a Jaguar, potential buyers should also expect to pay a high price for the I-Pace. It has a starting MSRP of $69,900.
2. Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan is an incredible EV in that it looks and feels just like a traditional Porsche sports car, but it is electric rather than gas-powered. It has an impressive 0 to 60 mph time of 4 seconds, making the Taycan a fitting addition to the Porsche family. Its overall Consumer Reports score is average, but it received a much better road test showing, with praise going to the Taycan’s performance.
As fun as the Porsche Taycan might be, it comes with a price, as base models cost $82,700. For a top-trim Taycan, a buyer will have to spend $187,600.
1. Tesla Model S
If you know your EVs, this will not come as a shock. The Tesla Model S is the gold standard for EV performance, so it should be no surprise that it has the fastest acceleration time compared to all other EVs today. With 670 horsepower, the Tesla Model S accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. This acceleration is only part of the excitement of driving the Model S, which is noted for its handling and overall performance. However, Consumer Reports notes potential issues with reliability.
While it might be the fastest EV, the Tesla Model S is also among the most expensive, as base models cost $104,990.
As more EVs hit the market, some vehicles on this list will likely be beaten out by newer, faster models. For now, though, these are the fastest EVs that Consumer Reports has tested.