Electric motors have inherently higher torque and better acceleration than gas engines at lower speeds, while gas cars can often hit 70 or 80 mph faster.
Its billed 0-60 acceleration time is 2.5 seconds, though independent tests have seen times just under 2.3 seconds.
Can you make electric cars faster?
Electric cars are capable of being quicker than gas-powered cars, but EVs aren’t yet capable of going faster. Furthermore, an electric car’s motor eliminates the need for a traditional transmission in many modern designs. The power goes straight to the wheels for instant acceleration, making EVs quicker on the start.
What is the fastest accelerating electric car?
Experience neck-snapping speed with the fastest-accelerating cars
- Tesla Roadster (1.9 seconds, claimed)
- Porsche 918 Spyder (2.2 seconds)
- Tesla Model S P100D (2.2 seconds)
- Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (2.3 seconds, claimed)
- Ferrari LaFerrari (2.4 seconds)
- Bugatti Veyron (2.5 seconds)
Why do electric cars have instant acceleration?
That’s because the electric motor inside of an EV generates torque in a way that produces the necessary force to get the car moving quicker than its conventional counterpart. While EVs won’t be tearing up the track like a Lamborghini or Ferrari, instant torque gives them great acceleration from a dead stop.
Why does Tesla accelerate so fast?
Air resistance increases with the cube of velocity, so it gets harder rapidly to push the air aside to keep accelerating. Two motors enable the Tesla to keep pushing the air aside aggressively at higher speeds.