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Fastest Electric Cars in the UK 2020

Who says you can't drive a car that's both fast and zero-emissions? Below we rank the UK's all electric cars for quickest acceleration off the mark—and identify the best affordable EVs for speed if you're on a budget.

Fastest Electric Cars in the UK

The fastest electric car in the UK is the Tesla Model S Performance, which does 0-60 mph in a mere 2.6 seconds. The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is not far behind at 2.8 seconds (the Taycan is also the EV with the fastest charging time).

Chart showing the 15 fastest electric cars in the UK

Altogether there are 15 electric car models in the UK that are capable of reaching 60 mph in under 6 seconds—in addition to Tesla and Porsche this list includes EVs from Jaguar, Mercedes and Audi.

Top 15 Fastest UK Electric CarsAcceleration 0 - 62 mph (sec)
1Tesla Model S Performance2.6
2Porsche Taycan Turbo S2.8
3Tesla Model X Performance2.9
4Porsche Taycan Turbo3.2
5Tesla Model 3 Long Range Performance3.4
6Tesla Model S Long Range3.8
7Porsche Taycan 4S4
8Porsche Taycan 4S Plus4
9Tesla Model X Long Range4.6
10Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor4.6
11Jaguar I-Pace4.8
12Mercedes EQC 400 4MATIC5.1
13Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus5.6
14Audi e-tron 55 quattro5.7
15Audi e-tron Sportback 55 quattro5.7

The average starting OTR cost of the fast cars in this list is £81,544. What if you want to spend less but still get a fast electric car?

Fastest Affordable Electric Cars

For those wanting to spend less money, there are some really nice EV options in the UK that will still give you a thrill when you drive but are easier on the wallet. In fact, the following 4 electric cars all achieve 0-60 mph in under 7.3 seconds and cost between £24,900 and £34,670—much more affordable than the luxury cars listed above.

Affordable, Fast EvsAcceleration 0 - 62 mph (sec)Starting OTR Price
BMW i3s 120Ah6.9£34,670
Mini Electric7.3£24,900
BMW i3 120Ah7.3£32,180
Nissan Leaf e+ 62 kWh7.3£33,295

For comparison sake, the average 0-60 mph of the top 10 cheapest EVs in the UK market is only 11.1 seconds, making the affordable EVs mentioned above around 35% quicker in terms of acceleration.

FAQs

The quickest electric car in the UK is the Tesla Model S Performance, which does 0-60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. Here is the list of fastest UK EVs.
The EV with the best range in the UK is the Tesla Model S Long Range, with a summer range of 370 miles and a winter range of 275 miles (combined city and motorway driving). Learn more about the range of UK electric cars here.

Methodology

We analysed data from the EV Database on acceleration and starting OTR prices to create our list of the fastest EVs in the UK and the most affordable fast EVs.

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