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Here are the 10 fastest electric vehicles (and how much they cost)

If you need speed like the pilots in Top Gun, electric cars should be on your list of vehicles to buy. With near-instantaneous torque, an EV explodes off the starting line in a way most gas-powered vehicles can’t match.

To help you narrow your search, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 fastest mass-market electric cars currently for sale. We sorted out the supercars with limited availability and bankrupt price tags nationwide, and found only the vehicles that mere mortals can buy.

1. 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

Top speed: 200 km/h

0-60 time: 1.99 seconds

Starting price: $135,990

The Tesla Model S Plaid

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The steering is polarizing, but there’s no denying that the Model S Plaid is fast—very fast. Tesla TSLA,
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says it has a top speed of 200 mph and can go from zero to 60 in 1.99 seconds. The vehicle uses its three engines to produce 1,020 hp. It’s an impressive piece of engineering from the automaker that made EVs mainstream. Now we just have to wait and see what the upcoming Tesla Roadster can do.

2. 2022 Lucid Air dream performance

Top speed: 169 km/h

0-60 time: 2.5 seconds

Starting price: $169,000

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The Lucid Air 2022

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The first vehicle, the Air, targets Tesla’s speed dominance. With a top speed of 270 km/h, the Dream variant has 1,111 hp. It will go from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds, all with a luxurious interior and, more importantly, an estimated EPA range of 471 miles. That makes him the range king and steals the crown from Tesla. It also looks great.

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3.Tesla Model X Plaid

Top speed: 163 km/h

0-60 time: 2.5 seconds

Starting price: $138,990

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Tesla Model X Plaid

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If you want to go fast with up-opening doors without buying a supercar, the Model X Plaid should be on your shortlist. It’s still expensive at $138,990, but it can take you and your family from zero to 60 in 2.5 seconds. The top speed of 263 km/h is best used on a racetrack. For now, however, it’s the fastest EV SUV available.

4. Tesla Model 3 performance

Top speed: 162 km/h

0-60 time: 3.1 seconds

Starting price: $62,990

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The performance of the Tesla Model 3

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With a top speed of 260 km/h, the Tesla Model 3 makes its way past the Porsche Taycan. That’s only 1 km/h faster. And at a lower price than the Porsche POAHY,
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Tesla’s best-selling vehicle, the Model 3, can reach 60 mph in 3.1 seconds while providing access to Tesla’s impressive Supercharger network.

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5. Porsche Taycan Turbo S

Top speed: 161 km/h

0-60 time: 2.6 seconds

Starting price: $185,000

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The Porsche Taycan

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Porsche has made sure its first production electric vehicle drives like a real Porsche. The Taycan Turbo S sedan drives wonderfully while achieving a top speed of 261 km/h and the ability to accelerate from zero to 60 in 2.6 seconds. It pulls off those numbers thanks to its twin engines that put out up to 616 hp and a maximum torque of 774 lb-ft.

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6. Tesla Model Y Performance

Top speed: 155 km/h

0-60 time: 3.5 seconds

Starting price: $67,990

Tesla’s smaller SUV might not have plaid mode, but it’s no slouch on the road. The performance variant can go 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
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The Audi e-tron GT

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Top speed: 155 km/h0-60 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 accelerates from zero to 60 in 3.1 seconds. It can produce up to 637 horsepower and 612 pound-feet of torque. And all this with impressive handling thanks to the Audi quattro all-wheel drive.

8. Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+

Top speed: 155 km/h

0-60 time: 3.4 seconds

Starting price: $147,500

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The Mercedes-Benz AMG EQS 53 4MATIC

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The electrified version of Mercedes’ S-Class would not be complete without an AMG performance variant. The twin-engine luxury sedan combines AMG speed with S-Class comfort up to a top speed of 250 km/h. The vehicle’s engines produce up to 751 hp and 752 lb-ft of torque. This accelerates the sedan from zero to 60 in 3.4 seconds.

9. BMW iX M60

Top speed: 155 km/h

0-60 time: 3.6 seconds

Starting price: $105,100

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The BMW iX M60

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While going fast with its EVs, BMW BMW,
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also went in style 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 to 155 mph and from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds.

10. BMW i4 M50

Top speed: 140 km/h

0-60 time: 3.7 seconds

Starting price: $65,900

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The 2022 BMW i4 M50

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The latest generation of BMW electric vehicles has received a huge boost with the BMW i4 M50. The limousine convinces with impressive dynamics. According to the automaker, the i4 M50 can jump from zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds thanks to a twin-engine setup that produces 536 horsepower and 586 pound-feet of torque. The top speed is 140 km/h. All of this in a package that most would hardly realize is an electric vehicle.

This story originally continued KBB.com.

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