The Fastest EVs in New Zealand

The quickest electric cars in NZ 🔥

August 31, 2023       24 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
MG Cyberster Future3.2 s km~$110k
Tesla Model 3 Performance Used3.3 s547 km$92500
Audi RS e-tron GT 3.3 s472 km$289,990
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
Tesla Model Y Performance 3.7 s514 km$97,500
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT 3.7 s490 km$124,900
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 Future3.8 s516 km$196,600
MG 4 XPower Future3.8 s385 km~$80k
BMW i4 M50 3.9 s510 km$144,100
Audi e-tron GT quattro 4.1 s487 km$205,990
Genesis GV70 Electrified Used4.2 s455 km$~130k+
Tesla Model 3 Long Range (2019-2021) Used4.4 s602 km$91200
Tesla Model 3 Long Range 4.4 s629 km$76,200
Audi e-tron S Sportback 4.5 s378 km$169,900
Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback Future4.5 s513 km~$195k
Polestar 2 Long Range Dual (2024) Future4.5 s591 km~$110k
BMW iX 50 4.6 s626 km$207,800
Polestar 2 Long Range Dual 4.7 s487 km$104,900
BMW i7 xDrive60 4.7 s607 km$289,500
Volvo C40 Recharge Twin 4.7 s451 km$100,900
Polestar 3 Performance Future4.7 s560 km$169,990
Jaguar I-PACE 4.8 s470 km$159,900
Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin 4.9 s438 km$97,900
Tesla Model Y LR Future5.0 s542 km~$95k
Polestar 3 Long Range Future5 s610 km$154,900
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 Used5.1 s411 km$148400
Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD 5.1 s550 km$109,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 77 Limited 5.1 s454 km$117,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 77 Elite 5.1 s476 km$99,990
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
Lexus RZ 450e Core 5.3 s435 km$141,600
Lexus RZ 450e Dynamic 5.3 s395 km$151,600
Kia EV9 GT-Line Future5.3 s497 km$134,990
BMW iX1 xDrive30 5.6 s417 km$98,900
Audi Q8 e-tron 55 Future5.6 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~$100k
Audi e-tron 55 quattro 5.7 s441 km$139,900
BMW i4 eDrive40 5.7 s590 km$115,000
Audi e-tron Sportback 5.7 s452 km$153,900
Volvo EX90 Future5.9 s585 km~$180k
BYD Seal Premium Future5.9 s570 km~$75k
Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 6 s432 km$102,900
BMW i4 eDrive35 6.0 s406 km$98,900
Mercedes-Benz EQS 450 SUV Future6 s511 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$79,990
Tesla Model 3 6.1 s513 km$67,900
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 s654 km~$90k
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 s532 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 Future6.9 s461 km~$90k
Subaru Solterra Touring 6.9 s414 km$84,990
Tesla Model Y 6.9 s455 km$67,500
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$55,990
Cupra Born V+ 7 s511 km$77,990
Abarth 500e Future7 s253 km~$70k
BMW i3 60Ah Used7.2 s145 km$25k+
MG 4 Essence 7.2 s435 km$54,990
MG 4 64 Excite 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$62,490
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$76,900
Polestar 2 Long Range 7.4 s551 km$86,900
Volvo C40 Recharge 7.4 s438 km$87,900
Volvo XC40 Recharge 7.4 s425 km$83,900
Renault Megane E-Tech Future7.4 s448 km~$75k
Nissan Ariya Future7.5 s360 km~$80k
Lexus UX 300e 50 kWh Used7.5 s315 km$58k+
Toyota bZ4X Pure Future7.5 s510 km~$79k
Lexus UX 300e 7.5 s450 km$79,990
Hyundai Kona 64 kWh 7.6 s484 km$79,990
MG 5 EV Used7.7 s344 km$53k+
MG 4 51 Excite 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$47,990
Kia EV9 Light Future8.2 s418 km$105,990
Honda E Advance Used8.3 s222 km$63k+
GWM Ora 8.3 s310 km$47,900
GWM Ora GT Future8.3 s400 km$60,990
GWM Ora Extended 8.3 s420 km$52,990
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$79,990
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$79,990
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 80 8.6 s532 km$79,990
Mini Countryman E Future8.6 s462 km~$90k
Skoda Enyaq 80 Coupe 8.7 s544 km$89,990
Hyundai IONIQ 6 8.8 s429 km$79,990
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
Opel Mokka-e Live 9 s363 km$69,990
Citroen e-C4 9 s363 km$69,990
Jeep Avenger Future9 s404 km~$75k
Kia EV9 Earth Future9.4 s541 km$115,990
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 9.7 s200 km$68,590
Hyundai IONIQ 38 kWh 9.7 s311 km$65,990
Hyundai IONIQ 28 kWh Used9.9 s200 km$27k+
Volkswagen ID. Buzz Future10.2 s423 km~$115k
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$9k+
Nissan Leaf 30 kWh Used11.9 s160 km$14k+
LDV eDeliver 3 12 s243 km$69,990
Mercedes-Benz EQV 300 12.1 s343 km$167,695
BYD Dolphin 12.3 s340 km$49,990
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+

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