Of course, with the advent of the major technological advancements that our society has made over the last few decades, the electric car is becoming more and more affordable when it comes to the possible vehicles car enthusiasts can purchase. And with huge, companies like Tesla having success producing electric cars, there are many other manufacturers trying to get into the game.
Electric cars are great for the environment, efficient and some of these bad boys actually look really good when you’re cruising down the road. Join us here as we take a look at a few that are some of the fastest street-legal electric cars your hard-earned money can buy.
10. Lucid Air
Relatively new on the market, Lucid Motors only started out about eleven years ago in 2007. But since their inception, they've made leaps and bounds into the future. Technologically speaking, their vehicles are considered to be very superior, and once on the road, it's easy to see why.
Their Lucid Air model is considered to be a high-end car as edgylabs.com reports, and has a whopping 1000 horsepower! It goes from zero to sixty in under 2.6 seconds and has hit a top speed of 235 miles per hour in tests. Many consider this vehicle to be a top competitor to Tesla vehicles.
9. Rimac Concept One
This beast incarnate pictured here is manufactured in the beautiful country of Croatia at Rimac Automobili. This company too was founded only in this millennium (2009 to be exact), and they are just starting to stretch their legs as far as sales are concerned.
This vehicle is definitely an incredibly powerful vehicle despite its lack of an internal combustion engine. It has been labeled the fastest accelerating electric car your money can buy. It goes from 0 to 65 in under 2.6 seconds as edgylabs.com reports.
8. Tesla Model S P100D
Of course, we couldn't compile a list such as this one without featuring the biggest and best-known manufacturer of electric cars on the current market. In fact, this list could have been far more Tesla-heavy, but everyone already knows that Tesla makes some of the best (and fastest) electric cars on the market. Looking at some of the speeds these can reach, it's clear that Tesla is in it to win it, as they say. The Model S P100D is a great example of the kind of thing we've come to expect from the company.
7. Vanda Dendrobium
Based in Singapore, the Vanda Motor Company produced and has released this gorgeous electric car onto the market. The name comes from the species of flowers known as orchids, and we can more than understand the contrast, as the shape of this car is definitely unique - something we haven't seen a lot of in the automotive world.
6. Genovation GXE
The car looks more like a luxury car from the early generation, but it is, in fact, an electric car. Believe us when we tell you, it is definitely sleek and (like many of the Tesla models), it's the kind of electric car that seems deceptively "normal" - no eco-friendly evidence on the outside of this one!
But the fact that it looks great is just the start. The Genovation GXE performance is as good as its appearance, and it is indeed a mighty quick vehicle. With a top speed of 209 miles per hour, we'll say your cash flow problem might suffer a tad in terms of how much this car costs, but it'll be worth it.
5. Tesla Roadster 2020
The 2008 Roadster was impressive as it was, but that is nothing compared to where this model is going in the near future. It's true ... the 2020 Roadster promises to be nothing short of spectacular on so many levels.
We're talking fast, efficient and oh-so-incredibly stylish. The 2020 is expecting to help the company out of the current rut it's been suffering as of late, as many people are excited about this model that is sure to speed through the city roads.
4. Toroidion 1MW
This beautiful piece of machinery comes from Finland. In the heart of the gorgeous country, the Toroidion 1MW was created in 2015, with the manufacturer claiming that it would solve some of the practical issues with electric cars. Whether it does that or not, fans have been welcoming these cars with open hearts and open arms ... and open wallets as well.
These cars aren't cheap, but at the same time, for drivers who love speed as well as the planet, it may be worth the price tag. The 1 in the name of the car stands for 1 megawatt, which means that this vehicle has a whopping 1 360 horsepower!
3. Aston Martin Rapid E
Aston Martin has been making quality luxury vehicles for quite some time. In fact, it's been since 1913. They are definitely one of the big dogs in the game and rightfully so. The company originated in the UK and still thrives to this day.
A company thrives because they're able to adapt to the quickly changing market around them, and Aston Martin has proven this time and time again, as they are proving it now with the creation of their first electric car, pictured here and as reported by edgylabs.com.
2. Aspark Owl
This Japanese creation and design got the world talking as far as electric cars are concerned. We got our first look at the Aspark Owl earlier this year, and 2018 has seen several changes made to this incredible electric supercar; it's a lot heavier than it was originally intended to be... but that doesn't seem to be having too much of an impact on the speed (top speed is 174mph). Collectors may end up fighting to get their hands on this one, though. Unlike the Teslas which are intended for a broad customer base, there are only plans to make 50 of the Owls... and at around $3.6 million, there may only be fifty people who can afford one!
1. Nissan Leaf
And well, for something a little more affordable, how about the Nissan Leaf?
Electric vehicles don't have to be all showy and have designs that will have them compared to the luxury speedsters of the past. In fact, the Nissan Leaf is a definitely fast electric car and reviews have been good. Nissan, a conglomerate in the automotive world for years has produced a quality electric vehicle and one that is more affordable than the others on this list. It goes from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds, which is mighty fast for a "regular" car, don't you think?