Electric Cars Listed By 0-60 MPH Acceleration: Quickest To Slowest

Here is another comparison of electric cars currently available (or soon to be available) in the U.S. – acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (96.5 km/h).

We will take a look at which models are the quickest and what are the general results using data from manufacturers or estimated numbers. Please take into account that some values have a 1 ft rollout subtracted (like the Plaid at 1.99 seconds). Unfortunately, there is no consistent dataset, which means we must include uncertainty of 0.1-0.2 seconds.

0-100 km/h (62 mph) times are usually 0.2 seconds higher.

As we can see in the chart below, there is no match for the Tesla Model S Plaid at around 2.1-2.2 seconds in many real-world tests (1.99 seconds according to specs, with rollout subtracted).

The upcoming Tesla Model X Plaid and Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance will be at around 2.5 seconds according to specs.

One of the most striking things in the comparison is the 3.0 second acceleration time noted by the Rivian R1T pickup and Rivian R1S SUV. It’s a pickup, quicker than most cars on the road! Not only that, with a price tag of around $60,000 (effectively, after federal tax credit), it’s the least expensive electric vehicle that will do 0-60 mph in 3.0 seconds!

That’s amazing as we would expect to see a car as the least expensive to achieve a certain acceleration level. Actually, the Tesla Model 3 should be noticeably less expensive, but it’s not eligible for the tax credit. This is why the Performance (0-60 mph in 3.1 second) is at $58,190.

Overall, there are almost no slow electric cars on the market and most of them are way quicker than average new cars.

Table: Electric car acceleration – September 18, 2021

ModelDriveBattery
(kWh)
EPA
Range
0-60
mph
(sec)
Top
Speed
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 21″AWD100*348 mi
(560 km)
1.99*200 mph
(322 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 19″AWD100*396 mi*
(637 km)
1.99*200 mph
(322 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (19″)AWD113471 mi
(758 km)
2.5168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Performance (21″)AWD113451 mi
(726 km)
2.5168 mph
(270 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Plaid 20″AWD100*340 mi*
(547 km)
2.5163 mph
(262 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S (93 kWh)AWD93.4201 mi
(323 km)
2.6161 mph
(259 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S Cross TurismoAWD93.4202 mi*
(325 km)
2.7155 mph
(250 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (19″)AWD113520 mi
(837 km)
2.7168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range (21″)AWD113481 mi
(774 km)
2.7168 mph
(270 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (93 kWh)AWD93.4212 mi
(341 km)
3.0161 mph
(259 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (19″)AWD113*516 mi
(830 km)
3.0168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (21″)AWD113*469 mi
(755 km)
3.0168 mph
(270 km/h)
2022 Rivian R1S (Large pack, 21″)AWD135*316 mi
(508 km)
3.0 
2022 Rivian R1T (Large pack, 21″)AWD135*314 mi
(505 km)
3.0 
2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo Cross TurismoAWD93.4204 mi*
(328 km)
3.1155 mph
(250 km/h)
2022 Audi RS e-tron GT quattroAWD93.4232 mi*
(373 km)
3.1155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19″AWD100*405 mi
(652 km)
3.1155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Perf. LR AWD 20″AWD80*315 mi
(507 km)
3.1162 mph
(261 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Perf. LR AWD 21″AWD80*303 mi
(488 km)
3.5155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Perf. ER AWDAWD98.8260 mi
(418 km)
3.5 
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (93 kWh)AWD93.4227 mi
(365 km)
3.8155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model X Long Range (AWD) 20″AWD100*360 mi*
(579 km)
3.8155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S (79 kWh)AWD79.2199 mi
(320 km)
3.8155 mph
(249 km/h)
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT ER AWDAWD98.8270 mi
(434 km)
3.8 
2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross TurismoAWD93.4215 mi*
(346 km)
3.9149 mph
(240 km/h)
2022 Audi e-tron GT quattroAWD93.4238 mi*
(383 km)
3.9152 mph
(245 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWDAWD80*353 mi
(568 km)
4.2145 mph
(233 km/h)
2022 Audi e-tron S Sportback 20″AWD95212 mi
(341 km)
4.3130 mph
(209 km/h)
2022 Audi e-tron S 20″AWD95208 mi
(335 km)
4.3130 mph
(209 km/h)
2022 Jaguar I-PACE EV400AWD90234 mi*
(377 km)
4.5124 mph
(200 km/h)
2022 Polestar 2 Dual Motor 19″AWD78249 mi
(401 km)
4.5127 mph
(204 km/h)
2022 Volvo C40 RechargeAWD78210 mi*
(338 km)
4.7112 mph
(180 km/h)
2022 Volvo XC40 RechargeAWD78223 mi
(359 km)
4.7112 mph
(180 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross TurismoAWD93.4215 mi*
(346 km)
4.8137 mph
(220 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD 19″AWD80*326 mi
(525 km)
4.8135 mph
(217 km/h)
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER AWDAWD98.8270 mi
(434 km)
4.8 
2021 Porsche Taycan (93 kWh)RWD93.4225 mi
(362 km)
5.1143 mph
(230 km/h)
2021 Porsche Taycan (79 kWh)RWD79.2200 mi
(322 km)
5.1143 mph
(230 km/h)
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select SR AWDAWD75.7211 mi
(339 km)
5.2 
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range PlusRWD60*263 mi
(423 km)
5.3140 mph
(225 km/h)
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range PlusRWD60*262 mi*
(422 km)
5.3140 mph
(225 km/h)
2021 Audi e-tron SportbackAWD95218 mi
(351 km)
5.5124 mph
(200 km/h)
2021 Audi e-tronAWD95222 mi
(357 km)
5.5124 mph
(200 km/h)
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 AWD ProAWD82249 mi
(401 km)
5.7 
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Select SR RWDRWD75.7230 mi
(370 km)
5.8 
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Premium ER RWDRWD98.8300 mi
(483 km)
6.1 
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Route 1 ER RWDRWD98.8305 mi
(491 km)
6.1 
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EVFWD65259 mi
(417 km)
6.5* 
2022 Nissan LEAF e+ SV (62 kWh)FWD62215 mi
(346 km)
6.5* 
2022 Nissan LEAF e+ S (62 kWh)FWD62226 mi
(364 km)
6.5* 
2021 BMW i3sRWD42.2153 mi
(246 km)
6.8100 mph
(161 km/h)
2022 MINI Cooper SEFWD32.6114 mi
(183 km)
6.993 mph
(150 km/h)
2022 Polestar 2 Single Motor 19″FWD78265 mi*
(426 km)
7.0100 mph
(161 km/h)
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUVFWD65247 mi
(397 km)
7.0* 
2021 BMW i3RWD42.2153 mi
(246 km)
7.293 mph
(150 km/h)
2022 Nissan LEAF S (40 kWh)FWD40149 mi
(240 km)
7.4*90 mph
(145 km/h)
2022 Kia Niro EV (e-Niro)FWD64239 mi
(385 km)
7.5104 mph
(167 km/h)
2022 Hyundai Kona ElectricFWD64258 mi
(415 km)
7.9104 mph
(167 km/h)
2021 Hyundai IONIQ ElectricFWD38.3170 mi
(274 km)
10.0102 mph
(164 km/h)

* some data estimated


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