With California and 17 other states banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles, and with many of these laws going into place between 2024 and 2035, many people are opting to buy an electric vehicle (EV) sooner rather than later. This includes those looking for sports cars. Read on below to learn more about the best electric sports cars, according to iSeeCars.
1. Porsche Taycan
First on iSeeCars’ list of the best electric sports cars is the Porsche Taycan. Seeing a Porsche with four doors might seem odd, but it still drives like a classic Porsche and comes outfitted with an array of features that sports car shoppers will be sure to enjoy. Additionally, depending on the battery size and electric motor, Car and Driver reports the Porsche Taycan ranges from 199 to 227 miles per charge. There is even a wagon version of the Taycan if you need more interior space.
2. Audi e-tron GT
Next on the list is the Audi e-tron GT. The Audi e-tron GT has a body type of a sedan with a seating capacity of up to five people. It has 390 or 475 kW dual electric motors and a single-speed transmission. However, those looking for a long battery range may be disappointed with the 238 miles of estimated range that the Premium Plus and Prestige trims offer and the 232 estimated miles that the RS trim provides.
3. Tesla Model S
Even though Tesla is no longer the only fully electric car brand on the market, it’s still the one that draws the most attention for many good reasons. The Tesla Model S has up to 412 miles of estimated driving range and isn’t just an electric sports car. It’s also a practical car with a large cargo area in the rear and a secondary trunk in the front.
4. Ford Mustang Mach-E
Far less expensive than other electric sports cars on the list, the Ford Mustang Mach-E starts at $45,000. With fast-charging capabilities and easy to use controls on the touchscreen, and an attention-getting look, the Mach-E has the potential to be a favorite among sports car enthusiasts. The all-wheel GT model provides around 250 miles of range, but the rear-wheel-drive version provides up to 305 miles of range.
5. Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 landed fifth on iSeeCars’ list of the best electric sports cars. The Model 3 starts at $46,990 and offers up to 358 miles of range when you opt for the Model 3 Long Range. “And if you order a Performance Dual-Motor version of the Model 3, you can add a Track Package that includes 20-inch wheels with Michelin performance tires and upgraded brake pads. This combination turns Tesla’s smallest, lightest vehicle into a genuine sports car with nimble handling,” iSeeCars added.
6. Kia EV6
This sleek car offers two battery sizes, a 77.4 kWh and a 58 kWh battery pack. The 77.4 kWh pack in the Kia EV6 provides an estimated range of 310 miles, while the smaller battery pack has an estimated range of 206 miles. You can also charge the Kia’s battery from 10% to 80% in under 20 minutes when you plug it into a 350 kW fast charger.
7. Mercedes Benz EQS
The exciting thing about the EQS is that it is the first Mercedes to use a platform designed for EV models. It is also the first fully electric vehicle from their EQ subbrand offered in the US market. Both trims have a lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 107.8 kWh, and the EQS450+ has 350 miles of range while the EQS580 has 340 miles of range.
These electric sports cars will be sure to thrill
It’s exciting to see more and more electric vehicles on the road and cars powered by hydrogen and solar. If you’re looking to leave the gas-powered sports cars behind and embrace the electric versions, it’s not hard to find the one that fits you, as there are over 4 million electric cars, SUVs, and trucks.