Modern electric vehicles are able to compete on the track with sports cars. That’s why various automakers are working to maximize the electric automobile’s capacity today. As a result, the fastest electric-traction models from the supercar group can reach speeds of over 250 mph (ca. 400 km/h). It’s compared to the capacity of a high-performance hypercar.
If we talk about the dynamics of acceleration, electric cars show a much better result than vehicles with an internal combustion engine. This is explained by the fact that the electric motor produces maximum torque from the start, whereas an internal combustion engine needs to spin up to reach maximum speed. At the same time, electric cars remain quiet even at high speeds.
Which electric cars are capable of developing the highest speed? To answer this question, let’s take a look at the most exciting electric vehicles that stand out with their enormous capability.
This supercar is capable of producing 2,028 hp. The coupe accelerates from a standstill to 60 hp in three seconds, and its maximum speed is 200 mph (ca. 322 km/h).
The Evija configuration has five driving modes. The “Track” function is the most dynamic of them. In this mode, the electric car provides the maximum capacity that suits highway driving. Also, “Track” is distinguished by more accurate dosing of torque on each of the wheels and the launch of a system that reduces resistance to air flow. In general, everything is functioning to make driving effective and fast.
The GXE supercar is built by the Genovation company on the basis of the Chevrolet Corvette configuration. The electric vehicle has a 60-kWh battery, which provides it with a mileage of about 130 miles ( around 210 km) on a single charge. Along with that, the GXE version produces more than 800 hp and 949 Nm of torque. In total, Genovation has planned to produce 75 of these cars, each of which costs a minimum of $750,000.
The Pininfarina Battista electric supercar debuted in the spring of 2019. The vehicle’s engine produces 1,900 hp and provides acceleration from a standstill to 60 mph in two seconds. The maximum speed is 215 mph (ca. 346 km/h), and the declared range is 310 miles (ca. 499 km). The battery is installed in the central tunnel and behind the seats. Its capacity is 120 kWh. Charging from zero to 80% on a high-speed terminal takes only 40 minutes.
The Battista configuration is assembled in Italy. The total number of supercars planned for launch was established at 150 automobiles, and the cost on car auctions is estimated to be around $2 million.
This electric supercar was presented at the Dubai International Motor Show in November 2019. The Japanese-manufactured Aspark Owl includes four synchronous electric motors and a 64-kWh battery. At its peak, the accumulator produces 1,300 kW of energy. Along with that, you can fill it up at a public station in 80 minutes. The Owl accelerates from a standstill to 60 mph (ca. 97 km/h) in 1.69 seconds. The maximum speed is 250 mph (ca. 400 km/h). The range is 280 miles (ca. 450 km).
The electric car has four driving modes: for the city, rain or snow, sports, and maximum acceleration. A total of 50 Aspark Owls were planned to be produced. Based on the limited lineup and extra power, the vehicle price is impressive. The cost of the Aspark Owl is $2.9 million.
Sports electric car Tesla Roadster was introduced back in 2017. From the beginning, this model surprised motorists with its declared technical characteristics. The car received three electric motors, the maximum torque of which reaches 10,000 Nm, as well as a set of batteries with a capacity of 250 kWh.
The company claims that the sports car will be able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 1.9 seconds. The maximum speed reaches 250 mph (ca. 400 km/h). The estimated driving range on the track will be about 615 miles (ca. 990 km).
The Nevera supercar is equipped with four electric motors that work in conjunction with two individual gearboxes. The total power output of the electric car reaches 1,914 hp. The model accelerates to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds, and its maximum speed is 255 mph (ca. 410 km/h). The range on a single charge of a 120-kWh battery is 370 miles (ca. 595 km).
Although electric supercars have experienced a resurgence in the past few years, they still remain rare compared to typical sports cars. But their innovation and exceptional power are praised by many drivers due to the dramatic torque and noise-free acceleration. Here are some of the unique technical specifications of them on the market today.
Performance: Their performance can be staggering — thanks to an intuitive motor system, these vehicles have minimal transmission losses, which allows them to achieve lightning-fast speeds. In addition, most models are designed to provide instant torque as well as a silent operation while driving.
Braking System: Braking systems in them can also be quite impressive compared to other types of cars — they usually feature active aerodynamics (such as air brakes) and regenerative braking that helps drastically reduce stopping distances.
Weight: Electric vehicles usually weigh less than gas-powered models, which contributes significantly to better acceleration due to a lower center of gravity and minimized parts such as transmissions that take up extra space. Many models also use lightweight materials like carbon fiber or aluminum for construction.
Electric Powertrain: The powertrain in them is typically composed of two main parts — a high-voltage battery with at least one integrated regenerative braking system that provides instantaneous deceleration after a sudden stop or turn; and an integrated mechanism such as a motor controller or inverter that takes care of converting direct current (DC) input into alternating current (AC) output so it can be used by other electronic components in the vehicle.
The Bottom Line
Among other sports vehicles, supercars stand out for their dynamic characteristics, exclusive equipment, and price. The one separate group that may be interesting to any motorist is electric supercars. With all the confidence, we can state they include the most innovative technologies aimed at maximum performance, reliability, and speed. That’s why we suggest such vehicles as an indicator of a progressive and strong automaker.