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The Fastest EVs in New Zealand

The quickest electric cars in NZ 🔥

January 31, 2024       25 min read

EVs are known for their instant torque and speed off the mark.

Acceleration speed is not just a vanity spec – it reveals more about the drivetrain than battery size or motor power output alone.

Batteries are heavy, so a larger battery requires more power to move the vehicle. Even if the car has high power output, its mass and aerodynamics may slow the vehicle down.

That’s where the 0-100 km/h rating comes in.

The quickest EVs under $100k

The quickest EVs over $100k

Some of the fastest EVs offer the same performance as a million-dollar supercar.

The fastest McLaren supercar is the 765LT Spider. It does 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and costs $659,000 in New Zealand.

The Ferrari SF90 Stradale accelerates in 2.5 seconds and retails for $906,000 in NZ.

Every EV in New Zealand, the fastest to slowest

All EVs in NZ (including new, used, and upcoming vehicles) are ranked by acceleration.

Vehicle0 - 100 km/hRangePrice
Porsche Taycan 2.8 s390 km$381,900
Lotus Eletre R 2.95 s490 km$315,000
MG Cyberster Future3.2 s km~$110k
Tesla Model 3 Performance (2019-2023) Used3.3 s547 km$92500
Audi RS e-tron GT 3.3 s472 km$289,990
Porsche Macan Turbo 3.3 s591 km$223,000
Hyundai IONIQ 5 N Future3.4 s km~$140k
Kia EV6 GT 3.5 s424 km$129,900
Mercedes-Benz EQE AMG 53 3.5 s500 km$210,600
Volvo EX30 Twin 3.6 s445 km$84,990
Tesla Model Y Performance 3.7 s514 km$89,900
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 3.7 s490 km$116,900
Mercedes-Benz EQE AMG 53 SUV 3.7 s485 km$199,900
BMW iX M60 3.8 s566 km$238,900
Mercedes-Benz EQS AMG 53 3.8 s587 km$310,900
BMW i5 M60 3.8 s516 km$201,600
MG 4 XPower 3.8 s400 km$69,990
BYD Seal Performance 3.8 s520 km$83,990
Polestar 4 Long Range Dual 3.8 s580 km$129,990
BMW i4 M50 3.9 s510 km$144,100
BMW i5 M60 Touring Future3.9 s506 km~$210k
Audi e-tron GT quattro 4.1 s487 km$205,990
Genesis GV70 Electrified Used4.2 s455 km$~130k+
Polestar 2 Dual Performance (2024) Future4.2 s568 km$119,990
Tesla Model 3 Long Range (2019-2023) Used4.4 s602 km$91200
Tesla Model 3 Long Range 4.4 s629 km$75,900
Audi e-tron S Sportback Used4.5 s378 km$169900
Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback 4.5 s438 km$207,900
Polestar 2 Long Range Dual (2024) Future4.5 s593 km$109,990
Lotus Eletre S 4.5 s600 km$265,000
BMW iX 50 4.6 s626 km$207,800
Polestar 2 Long Range Dual 4.7 s487 km$86,990
BMW i7 xDrive60 4.7 s607 km$289,500
Volvo EC40 Ultimate 4.7 s510 km$107,900
Polestar 3 Performance 4.7 s560 km$184,990
Jaguar I-PACE 4.8 s470 km$129,900
Volvo EX40 Ultimate 4.8 s485 km$104,990
Tesla Model Y Long Range 5.0 s533 km$77,900
Polestar 3 Long Range 5 s610 km$170,000
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 Used5.1 s411 km$148400
Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD 5.1 s550 km$104,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 77 Limited 5.1 s454 km$117,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 77 Elite 5.1 s476 km$102,990
Hyundai IONIQ 6 77 Elite 5.1 s545 km$104,990
Kia EV6 GT-Line 5.2 s484 km$111,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 72 AWD 5.2 s460 km$97,990
Kia EV6 Earth 5.2 s506 km$99,990
Porsche Macan 4 5.2 s613 km$166,500
Lexus RZ 450e Core 5.3 s435 km$141,600
Lexus RZ 450e Dynamic 5.3 s395 km$151,600
Volvo EX30 Single 5.3 s476 km$74,990
BMW iX1 xDrive30 5.6 s417 km$98,900
Audi Q8 e-tron 55 5.6 s582 km$164,490
Cupra Tavascan VZ Future5.6 s517 km~$80k
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 Sedan 5.6 s631 km$218,700
Mini Countryman SE Future5.6 s433 km$80,990
BMW iX2 xDrive30 Future5.6 s449 km~$115k
Audi e-tron 55 quattro Used5.7 s441 km$139900
BMW i4 eDrive40 5.7 s590 km$115,000
Audi e-tron Sportback Used5.7 s452 km$153900
Nissan Ariya Evolve Future5.7 s513 km$109,990
Cupra Born VZ Future5.7 s570 km~$85k
Volvo EX90 Future5.9 s585 km~$180k
BYD Seal Premium 5.9 s570 km$72,990
Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 6 s432 km$102,900
Kia EV9 Earth 6.0 s492 km$115,990
BMW i4 eDrive35 6.0 s406 km$98,900
Kia EV9 GT-Line 6.0 s505 km$134,990
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 SUV 6 s592 km$196,500
Hyundai IONIQ 5 6.1 s384 km$79,990
Tesla Model 3 (2019-2023) Used6.1 s491 km$62500
BMW iX 40 Sport 6.1 s425 km$159,900
Ford Mustang Mach-E RWD 6.1 s440 km$74,990
Tesla Model 3 6.1 s513 km$65,900
Audi Q4 e-tron 50 quattro 6.2 s511 km$126,990
Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 6.2 s360 km$109,900
Polestar 2 Long Range (2024) Future6.2 s655 km$93,900
Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback 50 6.2 s522 km$130,990
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 6.3 s590 km$145,000
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX Future6.3 s497 km~$115k
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 SUV 6.3 s539 km$149,900
Polestar 2 (2024) Future6.4 s546 km~$80k
MG 4 Long Range 6.5 s530 km$63,990
Mini Cooper SE Future6.7 s402 km~$72k
BMW iX3 6.8 s460 km$118,900
Audi e-tron 50 quattro Used6.8 s341 km$115k+
Nissan Leaf e+ 6.9 s385 km$58,990
Toyota bZ4X Motion 6.9 s415 km$82,990
Subaru Solterra Touring 6.9 s414 km$84,990
Tesla Model Y 6.9 s455 km$67,900
Subaru Solterra 6.9 s465 km$79,990
Hyundai IONIQ 6 77 RWD 7 s614 km$94,990
Hyundai IONIQ 6 77 Limited 7 s519 km$124,990
BYD Dolphin Extended 7 s427 km$53,990
Cupra Born V+ 7 s548 km$74,900
Abarth 500e 7 s253 km$74,990
BMW i3 60Ah Used7.2 s145 km$25k+
MG 4 Essence 64 7.2 s435 km$54,990
MG 4 Excite 64 7.2 s450 km$51,990
Mini Electric 7.3 s203 km$70,155
BMW i3 120Ah Used7.3 s308 km$55k+
Kia EV6 Air Long Range 7.3 s528 km$79,990
BMW i3 94Ah Used7.3 s245 km$35k+
BYD Atto 3 7.3 s345 km$54,990
BYD Atto 3 Extended 7.3 s420 km$57,990
Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 7.3 s626 km$132,100
Mini Cooper E Future7.3 s307 km~$65k
Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 SUV 7.3 s539 km$139,900
Hyundai IONIQ 5 72 2WD 7.4 s481 km$89,990
Polestar 2 7.4 s478 km$69,990
Polestar 2 Long Range 7.4 s551 km$88,190
Volvo EC40 7.4 s438 km$92,990
Volvo EX40 7.4 s425 km$89,900
Renault Megane E-Tech Future7.4 s448 km~$75k
Polestar 4 Long Range 7.4 s610 km$119,990
Nissan Ariya Engage Future7.5 s402 km$76,990
Lexus UX 300e 50 kWh Used7.5 s315 km$58k+
Toyota bZ4X Pure 7.5 s442 km$72,990
Lexus UX 300e 7.5 s450 km$79,990
BYD Seal Dynamic 7.5 s460 km$62,990
Nissan Ariya Advance Future7.5 s402 km$82,990
Hyundai Kona 64 kWh 7.6 s484 km$79,990
Omoda E5 Future7.6 s450 km~$55k
MG 5 EV Used7.7 s344 km$53k+
MG 4 Excite 51 7.7 s350 km$46,990
Kia Niro (2019-2022) Used7.8 s455 km$48k+
Kia Niro 7.8 s460 km$68,990
Nissan Leaf 40 kWh 7.9 s270 km$49,990
Peugeot e-208 (2021-2022) Used8.1 s362 km$67990
Opel Corsa-e SRi 8.1 s383 km$49,990
MG ZS EV (2020-2021) Used8.2 s263 km$32k+
MG ZS EV 8.2 s320 km$50,990
Kia EV9 Light 8.2 s443 km$105,990
Honda E Advance Used8.3 s222 km$63k+
GWM Ora 8.3 s310 km$42,990
GWM Ora GT 8.3 s400 km$58,990
GWM Ora Extended 8.3 s420 km$47,990
Peugeot e-208 8.3 s382 km$56,990
BMW iX1 xDrive20 Future8.3 s430 km~$95k
Volkswagen ID.5 Pro 8.4 s485 km$67,490
Peugeot e-2008 8.5 s372 km$62,990
Audi Q4 e-tron 40 8.5 s528 km$99,990
Kia EV6 Air Standard Range 8.5 s394 km$76,990
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro 8.5 s519 km$59,990
MG ZS EV Long Range 8.5 s440 km$59,990
SsangYong Korando e-Motion 8.5 s339 km$59,990
Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback 40 8.5 s542 km$103,990
Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 8.6 s426 km$93,600
Skoda Enyaq Sportline 8.6 s534 km$67,990
Mini Countryman E Future8.6 s462 km$74,900
Skoda Enyaq Sportline Max 8.6 s526 km$84,990
Skoda Enyaq Coupe Sportline Max 8.7 s531 km$79,990
Peugeot e-3008 Future8.7 s526 km~$85k
Hyundai IONIQ 6 8.8 s429 km$79,990
Hyundai Kona (2024) Future8.8 s514 km$0
Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 8.9 s371 km$99,900
Fiat 500e 9 s320 km$59,900
Opel Mokka-e SRi 9 s363 km$56,990
Citroen e-C4 9 s363 km$58,990
Jeep Avenger 9 s402 km$67,005
Volkswagen ID.3 Used9.6 s420 km$75k+
Volkswagen e-Golf Used9.6 s232 km$45k+
Hyundai Kona 39 kWh 9.7 s305 km$69,990
Mazda MX-30 Used9.7 s200 km$68590
Hyundai IONIQ 38 kWh 9.7 s311 km$65,990
Hyundai IONIQ 28 kWh Used9.9 s200 km$27k+
Kia Soul EV Used11.2 s80 km$14k+
Renault Zoe Used11.4 s300 km$30k+
Peugeot e-Partner 11.7 s245 km$74,990
Nissan Leaf 24 kWh Used11.9 s115 km$7500
Nissan Leaf 30 kWh Used11.9 s160 km$12k+
LDV eDeliver 3 12 s243 km$69,990
Mercedes-Benz EQV 300 12.1 s343 km$167,695
BYD Dolphin 12.3 s340 km$47,990
Nissan e-NV200 Used14 s200 km$54k+
Peugeot e-Expert 14.3 s339 km$86,990
LDV eDeliver 9 18.4 s236 km$85,990
Renault Kangoo ZE Used22.4 s160 km$45k+