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Here are ten of the fastest electric cars.

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Nowadays EVs are known for being especially accelerative. It seems that every week, almost, another manufacturer you’ve never heard of (and will never hear from again) is promising that its “revolutionary” hyper-EV will hit 60mph in less time than it takes you to roll your eyes in disbelief. But just how fast are the EVs you can actually buy? The cars that already exist in dealerships, don’t cost a fortune and won’t draw the ire of other motorists? The Rimacs, Tesla Roadsters, Aspark Owls and Nio EP9s of this world are all well and good, but they’re not exactly mass market. So, here’s a ten-car snapshot of today’s pure EV market – here in Nepal and across the Globe – based entirely on how quickly they accelerate. Let's take a quick look:

Nissan Leaf: 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds:

“Efficient EV has all the range most people need. Green. Affordable to buy, cheap to own. Silent, smooth power. Enough space.”

Kia e-Niro: 0-62mph in 7.8 seconds:

“The car gives you options and rewards skill and anticipation to get the best range. In a world of average speed cameras and congestion that are nothing but frustration in performance cars, I reckon working with an EV like this adds an interesting dimension to driving.”

Hyundai Kona Electric: 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds:

“A proper tipping point BEV: genuine 300-mile (ish) range in a small SUV for under Nrs 50 lakhs. Consider it.”

BMW i3S: 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds:

“A hopped-up i3 with visual and handling tweaks. Sounds like it won’t make a difference, but it does: great fun, but expensive.”

Chevrolet Bolt EV: 0-60mph in 6.5 seconds:

Clever little EV promises more than 200 miles of range and 200bhp, all for under 70 lakhs including incentives. Pity it’s not sold in every part of the globe.

Audi e-Tron: 0-62mph in 5.7 seconds:

“Looking to set a tentative foot into the future? This is the safest stepping stone yet.”

Jaguar I-Pace: 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds:

“Jaguar is a manufacturer laden with a heritage that’s had to unshackle itself from the past to really address the future. Time will tell whether the world is ready for one of the most expensive plug-ins Jag. Either way it feels like the start of something big.”

Tesla Model 3 Performance: 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds:

“Everything Tesla has done up to this point has been building towards the Model 3… and it’s been worth it.”

Tesla Model X P100D: 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds:

“Tesla invents new doors, adds extra seats. Charges the earth. It’s the lifestyle, not value for money.”

Tesla Model S P100D: 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds:

“At its most basic level, this is a simple car: an all-electric saloon. It also happens to be the car that has established Tesla as a force to be reckoned with. Because while the Lotus-based Roadster put the Californian firm on the map, it’s this one that has to gain the hard yards and convince buyers that this relatively new start-up deserves to stand alongside the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz.”


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