It’s no surprise that a Tesla Model S tops this U.S.’ quickest from 0 to 60 MPH list, but you may be shocked to see a Tesla place at the bottom of this pack too. Fear not though, as other brands did make the top 10 cut too.
Most electric cars on the market do 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds, some Teslas clock in under 3 seconds.
Immediate, quick, smooth and silent acceleration is the electric car’s trademark. Here we present an updated look at the ten quickest EVs sold in the U.S. today. The vehicle are sorted by acceleration, from slowest to quickest.
It’s stunning that two models are rated at less than 3 seconds, while one is slightly above 3 seconds. Moreover, the acceleration is available at almost anytime in everyday situations, so you don’t need to be highly skilled with changing gears. That’s the joy of driving electric.
*Only electric cars available to buy today are included in this ranked list.
10. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range
The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range is no slouch, but among this list of heavy-hitters, it is indeed the slowest of the bunch.
This base version of the Model 3 goes from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds, which is quick, yet somehow slow enough to land it in tenth place on this list.
9. Audi E-Tron
The Audi e-tron is a big electric SUV. For any SUV to make a “quickest” list is quite a surprise. However, there are other SUVs listed among the top 10 here and the e-tron turns out to be the slowest of the bunch.
The Audi e-tron SUV scoots from 0 to 60 MPH in a very respectable time of 5.5 seconds.
8. Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus
The Plus version of the Model 3 Standard Range is a wee bit quicker than the lesser non-Plus. This is one of several Model 3 variants to make this top 10 list.
With a 0 to 60 MPH time of 5.3 seconds, the Standard Range Plus Model 3 really knows how to move out in a flash.
7. Tesla Model 3 Long Range
This variant of the Model 3 promises both a heck of a lot of range and some extreme acceleration.
The Long Range variant of the Model 3 is not quite up to the sportiness level of the Performance model, yet with a 0 to 60 MPH time of just 4.5 seconds, it literally flies off the line.
6. Jaguar I-Pace
Though technically tied with the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, we give the I-Pace the slight nod here as some sources indicate a time that’s just a wee bit quicker than the Long Range 3.
This electric cat (a small SUV) scoots from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.5 seconds. It’s the quickest non-Tesla electric car on the market.
5. Tesla Model X Long Range
The Model X is mighty and very impressive for its size. The Long Range variant of the X checks in at 4.4 seconds for the 0 to 60 MPH dash. How’s that for a big ol’ SUV?
4. Tesla Model S Long Range
Finally, a Model S comes along. The Model S is the fastest electric sedan out there, but this Long Range variant is not the quickest version of the S.
The Long Range Model S stops the 0 to 60 MPH clock with an impressive time of just 3.7 seconds.
3. Tesla Model 3 Performance
And finally, we’ve reached the Performance variants of the Teslas. These versions are built for speed and really can’t be matched off the line.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance blazes from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.2 seconds.
2. Tesla Model X Performance
Holy SUV! It seats an entire family and has room for all of your gear, yet somehow it’s the second quickest electric car available today. This is a beast of and SUV and only its sibling (the Model S Performance) is quicker.
The Model X Performance flies from 0 to 60 MPH in just 2.7 seconds.
1. Tesla Model S Performance
The quickest in the land. The Tesla Model S Performance variant is unmatched. It’s a rocket off the line and slays car after car at the drag strip. It makes the most of being electric by simply blasting off the line the moment the pedal is even nudged.
The Model S Performance hits 60 MPH from a stop in an astounding time of just 2.4 seconds. Mind blown!