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30 of the fastest accelerating 'everyday' EVs you can buy today

The quick EVs you can buy in Britain (that you might actually be able to afford)

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  1. Hyundai Ioniq 6* - 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds

    Hyundai Ioniq 6 - 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds

    “Its performance is entirely in line with how Hyundai is pitching it: this is a comfortable, effortlessly smooth and easy cruiser...”

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    *Ioniq 6 Twin Motor

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  2. Volvo EX90* - 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds

    Volvo EX90 - 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds

    “The Performance gets 510bhp and 671lb ft, allowing all 2,818kg of EX90 to sprint from 0-62mph in 4.9 seconds. Yikes.”

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    *Twin Motor Performance

  3. Volvo XC40 Recharge* - 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds

    Volvo XC40 Recharge* - 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds

    “In electric Recharge guise the XC40’s worthier attributes – the thoughtful packaging, sense of wellbeing and design – are augmented by a remarkable turn of speed...”

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    *XC40 Recharge Twin Motor

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  4. Jaguar I-Pace - 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds

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

    “Acceleration is strong, handling is surprisingly tight… the I-Pace is an electric car that you’ll actually want to own and enjoy driving...”

    Read the review

  5. Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV* - 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds

    Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV* - 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds

    “It’s difficult to think of a more complete, absolutely state-of-the-art and some way beyond luxury off-roader than this.”

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    *EQA 580 4MATIC

  6. Volvo C40 Recharge* – 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds

    Volvo C40 Recharge* – 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds

    “It's the same powertrain you’ll find in upper class XC40 Recharges and Polestar 2s. The WLTP range is 342 miles, while 0-62mph takes a frankly ridiculous 4.7 seconds (and feels even quicker).”

    Read the review

    *C40 Recharge Twin Motor

  7. Polestar 3* - 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds

    Polestar 3 - 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds

    “While there’s much talk about the Polestar 3’s NVIDIA artificial intelligence, Snapdragon platform and even an operating system co-authored with Google, option the ‘Performance Pack’ and you get a healthy 510bhp.”

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    *3 Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack

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  8. Audi Q8 e-tron* - 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds

    Audi Q8 e-tron* - 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds

    “That the SQ8 e-tron feels as perky as it does is still impressive. It’s relentlessly fast, in the sort of rollercoaster fashion that leaves you clinging grimly on until it’s all over.”

    Read the review

    *SQ8 e-tron

  9. Tesla Model 3* - 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds

    Tesla Model 3* - 0-60mph in 4.2 seconds

    “Even a basic version with a single rear motor is almost as quick to 60mph as a Jaguar F-Type...”

    Read the review

    *Model 3 Dual Motor AWD with 1ft rollout

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  10. Polestar 2* - 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds

    Polestar 2* - 0-60mph in 4.0 seconds

    “The Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack – a £5,000 upgrade – boosts power to 469bhp for 0-60mph in 4.0s, and feels every bit as quick as you’d expect.”

    Read the review

    *2 Long Range Dual Motor Performance Pack

  11. BMW i4* - 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds

    BMW i4* - 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds

    “The M50 is startlingly rapid, especially so if you've double-pressed the mode switch into 'sport boost'...”

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    *i4 M50

  12. Smart #1* - 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds

    Smart #1* - 0-62mph in 3.9 seconds

    “The Smart #1 is commendably good value – and if you’re a straight line shove addict, the Brabus version delivers plenty of that.”

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    *#1 Brabus

  13. BMW i5* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    BMW i5* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    “This is the best-handling car in its class and makes a Model S feel like a shopping trolley. Especially the M60.”

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    *i5 M60 xDrive

  14. BMW iX* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    BMW iX* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    “The flagship xDrive M60 (the first time the three worlds of M, X and i have collided) gets 619bhp for 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds. Because that’s how fast your lounge accelerates.”

    Read the review

    *iX M60

  15. Mercedes-Benz EQS* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    Mercedes-Benz EQS* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    “The EQS grasps all the advantages an EV promises – smoothness, peace, effortless performance and clever body packaging – and blends all of the above with everything Mercedes has learned over several decades of building classy plutocrat barges.”

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    *AMG EQS 53

  16. MG4* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    MG4 - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    “It has the performance of a hot hatch: in a straight line it thumps you in the kidneys pretty hard.”

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    *4 XPower

  17. Ford Mustang Mach-E* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    Ford Mustang Mach-E* - 0-62mph in 3.8 seconds

    “This is a 2.2-tonne machine, but it can go from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds. It’s actually quicker than a Bentley Bentayga Speed. And that’s billed as the world’s fastest SUV…”

    Read the review

    *Mach-E GT

  18. Polestar 4* - 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds

    Polestar 4 - 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds

    “Three point seven in a car that weighs between 2.2-2.3 tonnes. That makes it the fastest Polestar you’ll be able to buy… until, one suspects, the Polestar 5 lands in 2025.”

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    *4 Long Range Dual Motor

  19. Smart #3* - 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds

    Smart #3* - 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds

    “The #3 will become the second model released into the reworked Smart range and yes, there will indeed be some fettling from those German chaps who despise standard cars.”

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    *#3 Brabus

  20. Volvo EX30* - 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds

    Volvo EX30* - 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds

    “The most remarkable EX30 is the 422bhp twin-motor version. It's startlingly rapid. The 0-62mph is a 3.6-second kick up the chuff. And it can be bought for a smidge under £41k.”

    Read the review

    *EX30 Twin Motor Performance

  21. Mercedes-Benz EQE* - 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds

    Mercedes-Benz EQE* - 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds

    “The EQE AMG is almost comically fast, stops, goes and rides with physical brilliance. And it is genuinely noisy, generating the kind of swooshy hums you usually find in sci-fi films. It’s amazing, in its way.”

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    *AMG EQE 53

  22. BMW i7* - 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds

    BMW i7* - 0-62mph in 3.7 seconds

    “The i7 is blissfully smooth, fast and easy to drive, and impressively efficient for such a large car. A lot of clever, highly motivated people have dug very deep here and you can tell. It is one hell of a car.”

    Read the review

    *i7 M70 xDrive

  23. Tesla Model Y* - 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds

    Tesla Model Y* - 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds

    “Even a Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 AMG will be defeated by the Y’s instantaneous pace.”

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    *Model Y Performance with 1ft rollout

  24. Kia EV6* - 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds

    Kia EV6* - 0-62mph in 3.5 seconds

    “The violent shove of acceleration cuts through anything else that might be going on in the world. It’s a crazy business as both motors spool straight up without delay, and all you can do is hang on.”

    Read the review

    *EV6 GT

  25. Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds

    “Right now, the Ioniq 5 N is an electric car that's as involving as a really good petrol car. In some ways it does that by brazenly impersonating a petrol drivetrain. The surprising thing is that's absolutely not just a gimmick.”

    Read the review

    *Ioniq 5 N

  26. Audi e-tron GT* - 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds

    Audi e-tron GT* - 0-62mph in 3.3 seconds

    “This is simply a handsome four-door GT that plays to Audi’s strengths – namely a high-quality interior, comfort and useability and a belting turn of pace that’s more than worthy of the RS badge.”

    Read the review

    *RS e-tron GT

  27. Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo* - 0-62mph in 2.4 seconds

    Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo* - 0-62mph in 2.4 seconds

    “If you want a sleek, moderately practical, fine-driving electric car, look no further...”

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    *Taycan Sport Turismo Turbo S (2024)

  28. Tesla Model X* - 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds

    Tesla Model X* - 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds

    “The Plaid’s 1,006bhp – yes, that really does say one thousand and six brake horsepower – is more enough for it to overcome its 2,500kg kerbweight, and see off the benchmark sprint in 2.5s. Two point five!”

    Read the review

    *Model X Plaid with 1ft rollout

  29. Porsche Taycan* - 0-62mph in 2.2 seconds

    Porsche Taycan* - 0-62mph in 2.2 seconds

    “Stuttgart’s first EV is a proper Porsche – massively fast, great to drive, quick to charge and practical enough to use every day.”

    Read the review

    *Taycan Turbo GT Weissach Package (2024)

  30. Tesla Model S* – 0-60mph in 1.99 seconds

    Tesla Model S* – 0-60mph in 1.99 seconds

    “A huge, useable range, decent handling, stunning acceleration and plenty of tech make the Model S one of the most appealing EVs in the world.”

    Read the review

    *Model S Plaid with 1ft rollout

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