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If like the pilots in the movie “Top Gun” you have the need for speed, electric cars should be on your list of vehicles to purchase. With nearly instant torque, an EV explodes from the starting line in ways that most gas-powered vehicles can’t match.

To help you narrow down your search we compiled a list of the 10 fastest mass-market electric cars currently for sale. We’ve tossed out the supercars with limited availability and nation-bankrupting price tags and found only the vehicles actual mortals can buy.

1. 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

Top speed: 200 mph

0-60 time: 1.99 seconds

Starting price: $135,990

The Tesla Model S Plaid


The steering yoke is polarizing but there’s no denying that the Model S Plaid is fast — very fast. Tesla

says it has a top speed of 200 miles per hour and can go from zero to 60 in 1.99 seconds. The vehicle uses its three motors to produce 1,020 horsepower. It’s an impressive piece of engineering from the automaker that made EVs mainstream. Now we just have to wait to see what the upcoming Tesla Roadster can accomplish. 

2. 2022 Lucid Air Dream Performance

Top speed: 169 mph

0-60 time: 2.5 seconds

Starting price: $169,000

The 2022 Lucid Air


Populated by former Tesla employees, Lucid’s

first vehicle, the Air, takes aim at Tesla’s speed dominance. With a top speed of 169 mph, the Dream variant has 1,111 horsepower. It’ll go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds and it does all this with a luxury interior and more importantly, an estimated EPA range of 471 miles. That makes it the range king, stealing the crown from Tesla. It also looks outstanding. 

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3. Tesla Model X Plaid

Top speed: 163 mph

0-60 time: 2.5 seconds

Starting price: $138,990

Tesla Model X Plaid


If you’re looking to go fast with doors that open upward instead of out without buying a supercar, the Model X Plaid should be on your shortlist. It’s still pricey at $138,990, but it can haul you and your family from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The top speed of 163 mph is best used on a track. Right now, though, it’s the fastest EV SUV available. 

4. Tesla Model 3 Performance

Top speed: 162 mph

0-60 time: 3.1 seconds

Starting price: $62,990

The Tesla Model 3 Performance


The Tesla Model 3 ekes its way past the Porsche Taycan with a top speed of 162 mph. That’s just 1 mph faster. And it does this with a lower price tag than the Porsche
Tesla’s number one selling vehicle, the Model 3 can hit 60 mph in 3.1 seconds while offering up access to Tesla’s impressive Supercharger network. 

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5. Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Top speed: 161 mph

0-60 time: 2.6 seconds

Starting price: $185,000

The Porsche Taycan


Porsche made sure its first mass-produced EV drove like a proper Porsche. The Taycan Turbo S sedan handles wonderfully while also hitting a top speed of 161 mph and the ability to blast from zero to 60 in 2.6 seconds. It pulls these numbers off thanks to its dual motors outputting up to 616 horsepower and a maximum 774 lb-ft of torque. 

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6. Tesla Model Y Performance

Top speed: 155 mph

0-60 time: 3.5 seconds

Starting price: $67,990

Tesla’s smaller SUV might not have a Plaid mode, but it’s no slouch on the road. The Performance variant can haul itself from zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds. Its top speed is 155 mph and it does it with an EPA-estimated range of 303 miles. 

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7. Audi RS e-tron GT

The Audi e-tron GT


Top speed: 155 mph0-60 time: 3.1 secondsStarting price: $142,400

Audi’s performance EV variant is a good reminder that the German automaker is sticking to its roots as it transitions to electric vehicles. The RS e-tron GT has a top speed of 155 mph and will do zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds. It can produce up to 637 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. It does all of this while exhibiting impressive handling thanks to the Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system. 

8. Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Top speed: 155 mph

0-60 time: 3.4 seconds

Starting price: $147,500

The Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC


Mercedes’s electrified take on its S-Class wasn’t complete without an AMG performance variant. The dual-motor luxury sedan merges AMG speed with S-Class comfort to the tune of a 155 mph top speed. The vehicle’s motors output up to 751 horsepower and 752 lb-ft of torque. That propels the sedan from zero to 60 in 3.4 seconds. 

9. BMW iX M60

Top speed: 155 mph

0-60 time: 3.6 seconds

Starting price: $105,100

The BMW iX M60


While going fast with its EVs, BMW

also went stylish with a crystal-filled interior and an even larger front grille. The all-wheel-drive iX M60 SUV has 610 horsepower and 811 pound-feet of torque. That’s enough to get it up to 155 mph and from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds. 

10. BMW i4 M50

Top speed: 140 mph

0-60 time: 3.7 seconds

Starting price: $65,900

The 2022 BMW i4 M50


BMW’s newest generation of EVs got a huge boost with the BMW i4 M50. The sedan boasts impressive dynamics. According to the automaker, the i4 M50 can leap from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds, thanks to a dual-motor setup that produces 536 horsepower and 586 pound-feet of torque. The top speed is 140 mph. It does all of this in a package that most would be hard-pressed to note is an EV. 

This story originally ran on KBB.com. 

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