Sure, there are lots of plug-in electric cars that are quick, like the Tesla Model S P100D that zips from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.5 seconds or less, for example, but at $135,000 it isn’t even close to affordable.
Here we present quick (0 to 60 MPH) plug-in electric cars that are priced at or below the average new car selling price, which is $35,444, according to the latest Kelley Blue Book data.
PRICE NO OBJECT – 8 QUICKEST PLUG-IN ELECTRIC CARS FROM 0-60 MPH
That $35,444 ceiling is very restrictive when it comes to the current crop of plug-ins sold in the U.S., so to make the list a bit broader, we’re looking at EVs with an after-tax-credit price that’s below the average new car selling price threshold.
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Let’s take a look at the 8 quickest (based on automaker published and/or documented test results) plug-in electric cars for under $35,444 (after tax credit, which varies based on battery kWh – see actual tax credits for each vehicle here).
Hyundai IONIQ Electric
The IONIQ Electric scoots from 0 to 60 MPH in 8.1 seconds and at $29,500 plus destination, or $22,885 after the tax credit, the IONIQ Electric easily makes our price cut off.