10 Most Popular Electric Sports Cars Ranked By Driving Range From Mini Cooper, Porsche Taycan to Tesla Model 3 | Motoring

Luxury car manufacturer Maserati recently unveiled its flagship electric sports model, the GranTurismo Fulgore.

With a zero to sixty mph time of less than three seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, Maserati boasts that the GranTurismo Fulgore will be the fastest all-electric luxury car on the market once it debuts. With the unveiling of the GranTurismo Fulgore, the all-electric sports car market has a new competitor from an established luxury brand.

However, while it may be the fastest option once it hits the market, the GranTurismo Fulgore will have stiff competition in the driving range category, where several popular models rank ahead of its range of 280 miles.

10 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door – 114 miles

The Mini Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door is best suited for buyers with short commutes and little road-tripping to be done with its EPA-Estimated range of 114 miles. However, while the range is quite short, the Cooper SE saves drivers over $7000 over five years in fuel costs compared to the average new vehicle.

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The Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door makes up for its short range in its size and its affordability. It has a starting price of $34,225, easily the cheapest of comparable sports EVs such as the Kia EV6. It is also a compact vehicle, allowing city goers and others to easily maneuver into tight spaces that the average sports car could not.

9 Porsche Taycan GTS – 215 miles

With an EPA-estimated range of 215 miles, the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is on the lower side of its competitors such as Tesla Model S and the new Maserati GranTurismo Fulgore. While this may be below the average for EV sports models, the Taycan still saves buyers an average of $6000 on fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle.

Outside its range, the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo performs strongly when it comes to cost and speed performance. The zero to sixty mph speed of the Taycan 4 Cross Turismo is less than five seconds, and its starting price of a little over $97,000 is below that of its competitors, who price at over $100,000.

8 Audi e-Tron GT – 236 miles

Audi’s challenger in the sports EV market, the e-Tron GT comes in with an EPA-estimated range of 236 miles. Comparable with competitors such as the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-Tron GT doesn’t wow with its range but is able to go long enough to be competitive with its fellow luxury EVs.

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To help make up for its lower range, the Audi e-Tron GT has an incredibly fast charging time, utilizing a maximum charging rate of 270 kW. This allows the vehicle to charge from 5% battery capacity to 80% capacity in under 25 minutes using a public DC fast charger, helping to ease the hit of the lower range for drivers.

7 Polestar 2 – 270 miles

Dependent on which motor set-up buyers choose, the Polestar 2 can have an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles. The dual-motor set-up comes in with a slightly lower range of 249 miles, while the single-motor model will allow buyers to get the maximum range out of their Polestar 2.

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Where the single-motor design excels in range, the dual-motor excels in performance. The zero to sixty mph speed of the dual-motor Polestar 2 comes in at just over four seconds, compared to the seven seconds it takes the single-motor. The prices also differ slightly, with the dual-motor starting at about $3000 more than the single-motor.

6 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT – 270 miles

Built for performance and control, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT makes sure that drivers are able to get the most out of their vehicle with an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles. The Mustang Mach-E GT combines this solid range with a solid price, starting at just under $62,000.

With a zero to sixty mph speed of 3.5 seconds, 480 horsepower, and 600 lb-ft of torque, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT specializes in performance and power. The car also comes equipped with all-wheel drive, as well as high-gloss painted aluminum wheels that are sure to stand out on and off-road.

5 Kia EV6 AWD – 310 miles

Saving electric vehicle buyers an average of $7,500 over the first five years of performance, the Kia EV6 has an EPA-estimated range of 310 miles. This range comes from the rear-wheel drive model of the EV6, with the all-wheel drive model having a smaller EPA-estimated range of 274 miles.

With a starting price of only a little over $40,000, the Kia EV6 is a great buy for drivers who are looking for a long range at a lower price. The EV6 doesn’t sacrifice performance or convenience for its price either, with a zero to sixty mph time of 4.6 seconds and a zero to 80% charge time of just eighteen minutes.

4 Tesla Model 3 (Performance AWD) – 315 miles

With its performance model having an EPA-estimated range of 315 miles, the Tesla Model 3 is an ideal blend of performance and cost. Marketed as a more affordable EV, the Model 3 performance model has a starting price of just $62,990, with the possibility of getting it for $56,390 after savings.

In addition to its range, the Tesla Model 3 is able to charge almost 200 miles in only fifteen minutes using a Tesla supercharger, making pit stops for charging quick and easy for drivers. It also comes with Tesla Vision, which allows drivers to have 360° visibility with the help of the car’s sensory system, as well as the Tesla updates the EV manufacturer is known for.

3 BMW iX xDrive50 – 324 miles

The BMW iX xDrive50 has an EPA-estimated range of 324 miles, good for the seventh-longest range for any electric vehicle in 2022. Along with the extensive range, the iX xDrive50 also comes with a competitive charging time, with the latest model being able to charge up to 90 miles in only ten minutes.

With an available add-on sports package, BMW allows customers to upgrade their iX xDrive50 to give it even more of a sports look and feel without sacrificing performance or range. It is also compatible with smartphones, allowing drivers to check charge and range and even preheat the car before getting in.

2 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4matic – 340 miles

With an EPA-estimated range of 340 miles, the Mercedes-Benz 580 4matic has the longest range of non-Tesla sports electric vehicles. The EQS 580 4matic combines power and performance, having a zero to sixty mph speed of 4.1 seconds, as well as a torque of 631 lb-ft.

A five-seater with sports vehicle power, the EQS 580 4matic is perfect for buyers looking for a luxury sports sedan in the electric sector. The Mercedes-Benz EV is also highly competitive within the luxury sports space, with its starting price of $125,900 competing well with its Tesla and Maserati counterparts.

1 Tesla Model S – 405 miles

With the longest range of any sports EV in 2022, and the second-longest range of any EV in general, the Tesla Model S comes in with an EPA-estimated range of 405 miles. Tesla combines this performance with elite speed in its flagship model, creating an impressive sports EV that has a zero to sixty mph speed of 3.1 seconds.

Outside its performance, the Tesla Model S comes equipped with a superior console in the front for gaming and navigation, as well as fast charging ports throughout the cabin. The steering wheel is a particular highlight of the Model S, with its shape allowing for an unobstructed view of both the dash and the full front windshield.

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