They are futuristic, emits zero pollution and most important “blazing fast”. Yes, I’m talking about electric cars. And these are not just wheels with electric motors bolted transverse. Today, you will greet the fastest electric cars in the world or most probably on the planet.
Our future will be electric & everyone is aware of it. Many automobile manufacturers already synced with the “green electric” policy and started manufacturing electric or hybrid cars.
Gone are those days when electric cars were slow and ugly. They were not reliable as gasoline vehicles and people don’t even consider them in their checklist while buying new cars. Time has changed, companies like Tesla and others have launched electric cars with out-of-the-box designs and top-notch technology. And since then the race has been begun. Many manufacturers have designed and manufactured several types of electric cars. Today, we will look at one of the several types, which is “the fastest electric cars in the world”. Let’s begin!
List Of Fastest Electric Cars In The World
|Fastest Electric Cars In The World||Top Speed|
|Buckeye Bullet 3||549.4 km/h / 341.4 mph|
|Rimac C Two||412 km/h / 258 mph|
|Tesla Roadster||400 km/h / 250 mph|
|Pininfarina Battista||350+ km/h / 217+ mph|
|NIO EP9||350 km/h / 217 mph|
|Genovation GXE||336.3 km/h / 209 mph|
|Lotus Evija (Type 130)||320+ km/h / 200+ mph|
|Faraday FF 91||249 km/h / 155 mph|
1. Buckeye Bullet 3
Buckeye Bullet 3 Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top Speed||549.4 km/h / 341.4 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||2 seconds|
|0-150 mph||20 seconds|
Have you heard about the Thrust SSC supersonic car? Well, it’s the fastest car in the world. Now, imagine the same car in electric. Sounds exciting?
Buckeye Bullet 3 also known as VBB-3 is the fastest electric car in the world. Yes, the electric car has an FIA verified top speed of 549.4 km/h. According to the Venturi, the first intention was to touch more than 435 mph / 700 km/h, which due to some technical issues couldn’t be possible.
The experimental electric car is a result of the collaboration between 3 Ohio State University’ students and Venturi, an electric vehicle manufacturer based in Monaco. Buckeye Bullet 3 is the final version of Buckeye Bullet vehicles. Earlier, the manufacturer has designed BB 1, 2 and 2.5. You won’t find any luxury or gizmos in the Buckeye Bullet 3 as the focus was to build the fastest EV on the planet Earth. Let’s move to the most interesting part of the vehicles – the specs!
Buckeye Bullet 3 Specs
|Motor||2 custom made 3-phase AC power motor|
|Max. Power||3000 bhp|
|Max. Torque||3050* Nm|
|Battery Capacity||2 MW battery set by A123 systems|
|Drive Type||All-wheel drive|
|Brakes||3 parachutes & a mechanical braking system with 6 hydraulic pistons|
|Gearbox||Multiple gearbox systems|
Hats off to the engineering team of The Ohio State University and Venturi motors. The record they made is unbeatable. The real motivation behind the idea was to push electric vehicles to create awareness about the environment and to provide knowledge as well as learning opportunity to the students.
After completion of the project, now it was exam time. On Sept. 19, 2016, the VBB3 achieved a new world record of 549.4 km/h in the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah also known as the mecca for land speed racing.
Everything from brakes, suspension and etc. has designed and calibrated by the group of 3 students and various engineering teams that helped to make this impossible thing possible.
The Buckeye Bullet 3 has bolted with 2 custom designed AC motors that produce more than 3000 bhp and a max torque of 3050* Nm. Although, there is no specific number revealed by Venturi motors. Coming to the power source, the electric vehicle has gotten 2000 battery cells that have broken down into 8 separate battery packs. These Prismatic Lithium-Ion Battery Modules comes from A123 Company and carries approximately 45% of the total weight of Buckeye Bullet 3.
The power gets transmitted to all wheels via multiple gearboxes. In terms of braking, the Buckeye Bullet 3 comes equipped with multiple parachutes. However, parachute sometimes doesn’t work properly and results in crashes. Therefore the team designed mechanical brakes to give assistance or act independently while braking. These are not so ordinary brakes, the system carries 4 rotors and 5 stators per each brake unit with 6 hydraulic pistons.
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Buckeye Bullet 3 Dimensions
|Weight||Under 3,583 kg|
One of the heaviest still the fastest EV on the planet. It measures 11582.4 mm in length, 900 mm in width and a whopping 6500 mm in wheelbase. The supersonic electric car weighs 3,583 kg making it the heaviest electric car in the list.
Buckeye Bullet 3 Price
The VBB3 is not made for production series as it’s not a road-legal car. That said, the company has not revealed the overall build cost. It doesn’t matter how deep your pocket is, you can’t buy this. Although, the company has planned to continue the R & D to beat the next word record in the coming years.
2. Rimac C Two
Rimac C Two Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||412 km/h / 258 mph|
|0-60 mph||1.85 seconds|
|0-100 km/h||1.97 seconds|
|0-300 km/h||11.8 seconds|
|1/4 mile time||9.1 seconds|
Rimac C Two is the world’s fastest electric car. An impressive 0-60 mph comes in 1.8 seconds making it the quickest electric car in the world. Just wait for next 0.12 sec and it will hit 100 km/h. According to the manufacturer, the Rimac C Two is capable to reach the max. speed of 412 km/h. Now that’s a supercar territory.
Rimac C Two is another semi-autonomous hyper electric car by Rimac Automobili. An electric car vehicle manufacturer based in the USA. The electric hypercar was first unveiled at Geneva Motor Show 2018. The manufacturer has planned to produce only 150 units with a starting price of €1,795,532.
No surprise, all of the units were sold within 3 weeks of launch. So, what makes Rimac C Two one of the fastest electric cars in the world? Let’s look at what it offers as a replica of the gasoline engine! Shall we?
Rimac C Two Specs
|Motor||4-independent permanent magnet electric motors|
|Max. Power||1.408 kW / 1.914 hp|
|Max. Torque||2.300 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||120 kWh, 720 V|
|Drive Range||650 km NEDC|
|Drive Type||All-Wheel Drive|
|Brakes||CCMR 390mm 6-piston (rear & front)|
|Gearbox||Two independent 2-speed for rear wheels & two independent 1-speed for front wheels|
|Cooling System||Independent water cooling system, 48 V|
The manufacturer has pushed the limits to make Rimac C Two one of the fastest electric car in the world. And it can be seen from the specs list above. The electric car carries 4 powerful independent PMMC motors which generate a whopping 1,914 hp of raw power and 2,300 Nm of peak torque. Seriously, this much of power! Power gets transmitted to all-wheel with the help of 4 gearboxes (two independent 2-speed for rear & two independent 1-speed for front).
Powering the motor is a 120 kWh of battery. This Lithium Manganese Nickel battery is shaped in cylindrical and contains 6960 number of cells. Also, the Rimac has fitted 7-independent water cooling system to dissipate the heat from motors and prevent batteries form overheat during charging. You will need a good bite of brakes to hold this power, right? The manufacturer has fitted 390 mm, 6-piston disc brakes made up of Carbon Ceramic material. That’s not all, Rimac C Two also gets the active wing to support the disc brakes and provide better braking.
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Rimac C Two Dimensions
Rimac C Two Price
The Rimac C Two was priced at €1,795,532 when launched. Although the electric hypercar is already sold.
3. Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||400 km/h / 250 mph|
|0-60 mph||1.9 seconds|
|0-100 mph||4.2 seconds|
|1/4 mile time||8.8 seconds|
According to the Tesla, this is the fastest car they have ever made. This Roadster goes 0-60 mph in just 1.9 second, which is a bit slower than Rimac. In terms of full potential, the Tesla Roadster has a top speed of 400 km/h or 250 mph.
So, what makes Tesla one of the fastest electric car in the world? Before that, let’s see what this Roadster has to offer!
The Roadster is a 4-seater all-electric hypercar and the fastest Tesla by the manufacturer so far. Although, this is not the first Roadster by the manufacturer. The company had launched a Roadster back in 2008 with limited production. According to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla & Space X, the company has planned to manufacture only 1,000 units as per now. That said, let’s see what drives this hyper electric car, shall we?
Tesla Roadster Specs
|Motor||3-electric motors (3-phase 4-pole)|
|Max. Power||926 kW / 1.242 hp|
|Max. Torque||10,000 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||200 kWh, 720 V|
|Drive Range||997.7 km or 620 miles|
|Drive Type||All-Wheel Drive|
|Brakes||Ventilated carbon-ceramic disc by Tesla & Siemens|
|Gearbox||Two independent 2-speed transmission|
|Cooling System||Independent water cooling system for battery and motors|
Tesla has always been in news for its top-notch innovations and futuristic products. With this new Roadster, they off course have some serious plans. The 2020 Roadster has 3-electric motors that are powering all wheels. Together these motors churn 926 kW / 1.242 hp and a mind-boggling 10,000 Nm of peak torque. Seriously, I haven’t seen this much amount of torque in an electric car.
Power gets transmitted to all wheels via Two independent 2-speed transmission system. One of the biggest reason people don’t prefer electric cars is the driving range. But Tesla always wins this game and provides electric cars with the best driving range. That said, the roadster gets a big 220 kWh of battery capacity giving enough juice to travel without keeping an eye on the screen.
Tesla Roadster Dimensions
Tesla Roadster Price
The Tesla Roadster a.k.a the fastest production electric car starts with a base price of $200,000. One can book his/her Roadster with a token amount of $50,000.
4. Pininfarina Battista
Pininfarina Battista Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||Over 350 km/h / 217 mph|
|0-62 mph||2 seconds|
|0-186 km/h||12 seconds|
Battista, 4th fastest EV in the list of Throttlebias. This electric supercar does wonder in terms of performance. The Pininfarina Battista has a top speed of 349 km/h or 217 mph. Things don’t stop here, it accelerates 0 to 62 mph under 2 seconds, whereas 0 to 186 mph comes in 12 seconds. Hmm, impressive.
The Italian electric car manufacturer is owned by India’ largest SUV maker, Mahindra. That said, the limited production Battista has been manufactured under Pininfarina at their headquarters planted in Cambiano, Italy. Flashing on the past, the company was founded by Battista “Pinin” Farina in 1930. I know you have noticed, the company has named electric supercar to pay tribute to the founder.
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Entire Battista is all hand made. The company has planned to manufacturer only 150 units which is way higher to other limited electric cars. According to the Pininfarina, they have locked 40 percent of bookings and planning to manufacture in 2020
Pininfarina Battista Specs
|Motor||4 liquid-cooled PMMC electric motors|
|Max. Power||1,400 kW (1,903 PS; 1,877 hp)|
|Max. Torque||2,300 Nm (1,696 lb-ft)|
|Battery Capacity||120 kWh Lithium pack|
|Drive Range||451 km (280 miles)|
|Drive Type||All-wheel drive|
|Brakes||Carbon-ceramic. 390 mm, 6-piston front and rear|
|Gearbox||Two independent gearboxes for the front as well as rear set of wheels|
|Cooling System||Independent water cooling system for motors and battery set|
Pininfarina Battista shares 40% of spares from Rimac. In term of power output, the 4 electric motors fitted one at each wheel churns 1,877 hp of power and generates 2,300 Nm of max. torque. This power is sent to all-wheels via the same transmission you have seen in Rimac C Two, which is a set of two independent gearboxes. Rotating the set of motors is 120 kWh Lithium battery pack. This battery pack helps to provide a good drive range of 451 km or 280 miles. In terms of braking, Battista gets 6-piston, 390 mm Carbon Ceramic brakes and an active rear wing as a helping hand.
Pininfarina Battista Dimensions
Note: These are estimated figures
The manufacturer has used a light-weight carbon-fibre monocoque chassis to balance the power to weight ratio. Same element has used inside the electric supercar, you will find carbon fire strips all around the dashboard, steering and on different panels.
Pininfarina Battista Price
The base price of the Pininfarina Battista starts at $2 million. This is almost twice of EP09 and close to other fastest electric cars in the World listed here.
5. NIO EP9
NIO EP9 Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||350 km/h / 217 mph|
|0-60 mph||2.7 seconds|
|0-124 mph||7.1 seconds|
|0-186 mph||15.9 seconds|
Another fastest electric hypercar after Rimac C Two & Tesla Roadster is the NIO EP9. This electric car doesn’t far behind the rivals. It accelerates 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 whereas Tesla Roadster does in 1.9 seconds. That’s not all, according to the manufacturer EP9 has a top speed of 350 km/h or 217 mph making it one of the quickest as well as the fastest electric cars in the world.
No need to say, NIO EP9 is a pure hyper electric beast. This 2-seater limited production electric car is designed and developed by a Chinese automobile manufacturer. The company is based in China, Shanghai which specialize in the development of Autonomous Vehicles. According to NIO, it took almost 18 months to build this hypercar.
As of now, the manufacturer has sold 2 units of EP9 to the investors of NIO and has plans to manufacturer only 10 units. They have sold first two units in $1.2 million each, so we can expect the price for general public anywhere between $1.2 – 1.5 million.
NIO EP9 Specs
|Max. Power||1 MW / 1,341 hp|
|Max. Torque||1,480 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||Not disclosed by NIO|
|Drive Range||427 km or 265 miles|
|Drive Type||All-wheel drive & rear-wheel drive (option)|
|Brakes:||Ventilated carbon-ceramic disc developed In-house by NextEV|
|Gearbox||4 individual transmissions (one gearbox for each wheel)|
In mechanical, this Chinese electric car comes fitted with 4 PMMC motors. Here, point to note, each wheel gets its own motor that generates 335.25 hp of power. Combing, 4 electric motors belt out 1,341 of power and a peak torque of 1,480 Nm. Noticeably, EP9 produces 2447 kg of downforce which is almost similar to a Formula racing car. The power gets transferred to all wheels with the help of individual transmission fitted at each wheel. This is crazy, isn’t? The juice for 4 motors is extracted from the battery placed beneath the chassis which adds 635 kg to the 1,735 kg weight of the NIO EP9.
NIO EP9 Dimensions
|Weight||1,735 kg (curb)|
NIO EP9 Price
The price of the EP9 starts at $1.2 million. Although it’s not sure that the company will stick to that as the vehicles units are super limited to 10 only.
6. Genovation GXE
Genovation GXE Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top Speed||336.3 km/h / 209 mph|
|0 – 60 mph||3 seconds|
GXE is another fastest electric car in the list of Throttlebias. The hyper electric car is capable to hit 0 to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds with a brutal top speed of 336 km/h.
As you can imagine, the American muscle is based in C7 Corvette but this torque monster has a lot more on this plate. For instance, the electric hypercar broke the world speed record in electric category and become the first street legal electric car to reach the threshold of 220 mph.
The hypercar has been designed and produces in the USA & received some marvel gems in terms of engineering and performance. Starting with the wheels, GXE comes fitted with all carbon-fibre wheels. Second is power, well it combines more than 800 hp all-together. The third is electronics & lights, according to Andrew Saul, the company has put so much efforts to integrate and make electronics system efficient and unique. Enough intro, let’s move forward to the engine of the GXE!
Genovation GXE Specs
|Max. Power||800 hp|
|Max. Torque||949 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||61 kW/h battery pack|
|Drive Range||175 miles|
|Brakes||Brembo carbon-ceramic unit|
|Gearbox||7-speed manual or automatic|
As you already know that GXE is based on C7 Corvette, but except the body shell and some part of chassis, the manufacturer has tweaked all of it. This pure American muscle car has been designed and produced in USA. Mechanically, the manufacturer has employed dual-electric motors (single shaft & dual-stack) that propels never-ending 800 hp of power and an incredible 949 Nm of peak torque.
You get, first in class, a manual 7-speed or a dual-clutch paddle-shift automatic transmission. In battery & drive range, the GXE comes mated to a 61 kW/h battery pack that helps the hypercar to drive up to 175* miles. The ownership to stop GXE has been taken by Brembo carbon-ceramic units.
Genovation GXE Dimensions
|Weight||2041 kg (curb)|
Genovation GXE Price
The GXE starts at $750,000 in the USA and limited to 75 units only. According to the Genovation, the deliveries have been started in 2018.
7. Lotus Evija (Type 130)
Lotus Evija Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||320+ km/h / 200+ mph|
|0 to 62 mph||3 seconds|
|0 to 200 mph||9 seconds|
Lotus Evija, a recent contestant to the league of the fastest electric cars in the world. All-electric British hypercar has a capability to reach a top speed over 320 km/h or 220 mph.
According to the British manufacturer, the Evija cements good numbers in terms of acceleration. The hypercar does 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds whereas 200 mph comes under 9 seconds making this one of the fastest electric cars in the world and fastest production EV by Lotus motors.
The name ‘Evija’ has been derived from Latin which means ‘ the first in existence’ or ‘the living one’. Well, I don’t about ‘the living one’ but yes it’s the first electric hypercar car from Lotus motors so you can relate this here. The hypercar is engineered and designed at the headquarters of Lotus motors situated in Hethel, UK. According to the manufacturer, Evija is the most powerful series-production road car ever built in the history of Automotive.
The hypercar comes loaded with tons of gizmos. Starting with, it is made up of single-piece carbon fibre monocoque chassis which is first used in the history of Lotus motors. The front headlights have used dipped beam laser tech. which is first in the industry. It offers cloud connectivity which can be accessed by Lotus smartphone app. Door mirrors have replaced with much advanced and electronically adjustable cameras. Trust me these were only a few things I just described. Let’s move to the specs sheet of Lotus Evija!
Lotus Evija Specs
|Motor||4- PMMC high-density motors|
|Max. Power||2,200 PS|
|Max. Torque||1,700 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||70 kW/h / 2,000 kW Lithium pack|
|Drive Range||250 miles (400 km)|
|Drive Type||All-wheel drive|
|Brakes||Forged aluminium with Carbon ceramic (front & rear)|
|Gearbox||Epicyclic transmission system|
|Cooling System||4-radiator cooling set|
Needless to say, the number shown above are CRAZY. Being the first electric car form the Lotus house, the manufacturer has made a strong rival in the list of fastest electric cars.
Just like Rimac, the Lotus engineers have put a lot of efforts to make this stand-out form the crowd. And, they did it perfectly. I mean just look at this car and then the number this beauty putting out. Impressive AF!
The Lotus Evija comes fitted with 4-high density electric motors that pop out 500 PS each. This means Evija churns more power than Rimac C Two. Combining all numbers, the Evija belts out 2000 PS of power and 1,700 Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to all wheels via an Epicyclic transmission system that comes fitted on each axle.
In terms of drive range and battery, it has a capacity of 70 kW/h / 2,000 kW which enables the electric car to drive 250 miles / 400 km in a single charge. The Lotus motors has put the batteries behind the bulkhead or cabin. There are 4-radiators cooling package that helps to maintain the batteries temperature.
Noticeably, this is not an ordinary battery we have seen in Tesla or any other Electric car. The manufacturer has specially designed and manufactured this fastest charging battery in the partnership of Williams Advanced Engineering. By saying fastest charging, it means that Evija will take 12 mins to 80% and 18 mins to 100% of battery juice. This is something great for the electric future where users will not dependent for hours of charging.
To handle 2000 PS, the Evija gets a fitment of AP Racing braking system with forged aluminium carbon-ceramic system (front and rear).
In short, the company target was to be the most powerful production car in the world and I think they have achieved that.
Lotus Evija Dimensions
The Lotus Evija is the lightest production electric car in the world, another benchmark of Lotus Evija. Well, credit goes to the light-weight carbon fibre chassis. This hyper weighs just 1,680 kg which is way lower than Rimac, Tesla and even Battista.
Lotus Evija Price
The price of Lotus Evija starts from £1.7m includes duties plus taxes. To book, you have to submit a token price of £250,000. According to the company, the production will start in 2020.
8. Faraday FF 91
Faraday FF 91 Top Speed & Acceleration
|Top speed||249 km/h / 155 mph|
|0-60 mph||2.39 seconds|
|0-200 km/h||5.3 seconds|
In terms of acceleration, the FF 91 can go 0-60 mph in just 2.39 seconds which is not as impressive as Roadster or Rimac. That’s not all, the electric sedan is capable to hit 0-200 km/h under 2.3 seconds with a top speed of 249 km/h or 155 mph.
Faraday Future, an electric vehicle manufacturing company headquartered in LA, California. The company had unveiled the electric sedan – FF91 back in 2017. The FF91 is the first production autonomous-ready electric car that will offer seamless connectivity, performance and a good user experience.
The FF91 is designed on a Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) that houses the big battery cells and the powertrain. This technology is highly customizable and offers freedom to make future vehicles without pushing into R & D. Also, FF Echelon Inverter technology helps to transform more energy using less space. The manufacturer has fitted 130kWh of the battery pack, larger than Rimac, giving the electric sedan a good drive range of 289 miles or 465 km.
Being one of the fastest electric cars in the world, this futuristic electric sedan comes loaded with lots of gizmos. The FF 91 offers camera rearview mirrors, AI-driven face recognition door lock-unlock, AI-driven LED lighting for various functionalities, automatic doors, large infotainment screens and much more.
Faraday FF 91 Specs
|Motor||3-electric motors (3-phase)|
|Max. Power||1050 hp|
|Max. Torque||1800 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||130 kWh|
|Drive Range||465 km or 289 miles|
|Drive Type||All-Wheel Drive|
|Brakes||Ventilated carbon-ceramic disc|
Just like Tesla, the Faraday Future 91 gets 3 powerful electric motors. These 3 motors together belt out humongous power of 1050 hp and whopping endless torque of 1800 Nm. Powering these motors is a 130 kWh of the battery bank. The company promises that FF 91 will be able to drive 465 km in a single charge. Except for mechanical things, the electric car also comes fitted with lots of AI-driven tech that makes this more of an autonomous vehicle.
Faraday FF 91 Dimensions
Faraday FF 91 Price
The expected price of Faraday FF 91 is between $100,000 to $120,000. In this price range, you can buy a fully-loaded Tesla Model S. Although, the company has booked more than 64,000 units.
Which is the fastest electric car around the Nurburgring track?
The Volkswagen ID.R, an electric prototype, is knowns as the fastest electric car in Nurburgring track. The electric hypercar has completed the Nürburgring loop in just 6:05.336 minutes. Earlier the record was on the name of Chinese EV Company NIO.
Which is the most powerful electric car?
Buckeye Bullet 3 is the fastest and most powerful electric car available on the planet Earth. It comes bolted with 2 custom made electric motors producing 3000 hp of power and 3050* Nm of torque.
Do electric cars have horsepower?
Yes, Electric cars are powered by electric motors & just like any gasoline engine, electric motors do generate horsepower.
Which is the fastest electric car in the world?
Buckeye Bullet 3 is the fastest electric car in the world. This new fastest electric car comes powered by an eye-popping 2 custom made PMMC motors by Venturi motors that churn amazing hp and torque.
Which is the fastest accelerating electric car in the world?
Rimac C Two is the fastest accelerating electric cars in the world. The electric car accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds with a top speed of 412 km/h / 258 mph.
So, this was the list of the fastest electric cars in the world. Don’t forget to add your comments below!