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The Fastest EVs in New Zealand

The quickest electric cars you can buy in NZ 🔥

February 28, 2023    |    18 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
Tesla Model S Plaid Future2.1 s637 km~$224990
Tesla Model X Plaid Future2.6 s547 km~$209990
Porsche Taycan 2.8 s390 km$381,900
Tesla Model S Future3.2 s652 km~$175990
Tesla Model 3 Performance 3.3 s547 km$100,900
Audi RS e-tron GT 3.3 s472 km$289,990
Kia EV6 GT 3.5 s424 km$139,900
Mercedes-Benz EQE AMG 53 3.5 s500 km$195,000
Tesla Model Y Performance 3.7 s514 km$105,900
BMW iX M60 3.8 s566 km$238,900
Mercedes-Benz EQS AMG 53 Future3.8 s587 km$310,900
BMW i4 M50 3.9 s510 km$137,900
Tesla Model X Future3.9 s580 km~$190990
Audi e-tron GT quattro 4.1 s487 km$205,990
Tesla Model 3 LR 4.4 s602 km$91,200
Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Future4.4 s500 km$124,900
Audi e-tron S Sportback 4.5 s380 km$190,400
Audi SQ8 e-tron Sportback Future4.5 s513 km~$195k
Polestar 2 LR Dual Future4.5 s592 km~$110
BMW iX 50 4.6 s630 km$204,800
Polestar 2 LR Dual (1st gen) 4.7 s487 km$104,900
BMW i7 xDrive60 4.7 s607 km$276,900
Volvo C40 Recharge Twin 4.7 s444 km$102,900
Polestar 3 LR Performance Future4.7 s560 km~$170k
Jaguar I-PACE 4.8 s470 km$159,900
Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin 4.9 s418 km$99,900
Tesla Model Y LR Future5.0 s505 km~$95k
Tesla Cybertruck Future5 s480 km~$110k
Polestar 3 LR Dual Future5 s610 km~$160k
Mercedes-Benz EQC 400 5.1 s411 km$154,400
Hyundai IONIQ 6 LR AWD 5.1 s545 km$124,990
Ford Mustang Mach-E LR Future5.1 s540 km$109,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 Limited 5.1 s454 km$117,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 LR Elite 5.1 s476 km$99,990
Kia EV6 GT-Line 5.2 s484 km$111,990
Hyundai IONIQ 5 LR AWD 5.2 s460 km$97,990
Kia EV6 Earth 5.2 s506 km$99,990
Lexus RZ 450e Future5.6 s362 km~$90k
BMW iX1 xDrive30 5.6 s417 km$97,500
Audi Q8 e-tron Future5.6 s582 km~$150k
Audi e-tron 55 quattro 5.7 s441 km$151,900
BMW i4 eDrive40 5.7 s590 km$109,900
Audi e-tron Sportback 5.7 s452 km$171,000
Mercedes-Benz EQA 350 4MATIC 6 s432 km$105,900
Hyundai IONIQ 5 6.1 s384 km$79,990
Tesla Model 3 6.1 s491 km$68,900
BMW iX 40 Sport 6.1 s425 km$169,600
Ford Mustang Mach-E SR Future6.1 s440 km$79,990
Audi Q4 e-tron 50 quattro Future6.2 s511 km$126,990
Mercedes-Benz EQB 350 4MATIC 6.2 s360 km$109,900
Polestar 2 LR Future6.2 s635 km~$90k
Mercedes-Benz EQE 350 4MATIC 6.3 s590 km$145,000
Polestar 2 Future6.4 s518 km~$80k
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$72,990
Toyota bZ4X AWD Future6.9 s459 km~$90k
Tesla Model Y 6.9 s455 km$73,900
Hyundai IONIQ 6 LR RWD 7 s614 km$94,990
Cupra Born Future7 s511 km~$70k
BMW i3 60Ah Used7.2 s145 km$25k+
Mini Cooper SE 7.3 s203 km$70,155
BMW i3 120Ah Used7.3 s308 km$55k+
Kia EV6 Air LR 7.3 s528 km$79,990
BMW i3 94Ah Used7.3 s245 km$35k+
BYD Atto 3 7.3 s345 km$58,990
BYD Atto 3 LR 7.3 s420 km$62,490
Mercedes-Benz EQE 300 7.3 s626 km$132,100
Hyundai IONIQ 5 LR RWD 7.4 s481 km$84,990
Polestar 2 (1st gen) 7.4 s478 km$76,900
Polestar 2 LR (1st gen) 7.4 s551 km$86,900
Volvo C40 Recharge 7.4 s400 km$87,900
Volvo XC40 Recharge 7.4 s425 km$85,900
Nissan Ariya Future7.5 s360 km~$80k
Lexus UX 300e 7.5 s315 km$79,900
Toyota bZ4X FWD Future7.5 s510 km~$79k
BYD Atto 2 Future7.5 s330 km~$40k
Hyundai Kona LR 7.6 s484 km$79,990
MG 5 EV Used7.7 s344 km$53k+
Subaru Solterra AWD Future7.7 s459 km~$85k
MG 4 51 Future7.7 s350 km~$52k
Kia Niro (1st gen) Used7.8 s455 km$48k+
Kia Niro 7.8 s460 km$68,990
Nissan Leaf 7.9 s270 km$63,990
MG 4 64 Future7.9 s450 km~$60k
Peugeot e-208 (1st gen) 8.1 s362 km$67,990
Opel Corsa-e 8.1 s383 km$59,990
MG ZS EV (1st gen) Used8.2 s263 km$40k+
Honda E Advance Used8.3 s222 km$63k+
GWM Ora 8.3 s310 km$49,990
GWM Ora GT Future8.3 s420 km$60,990
GWM Ora LR 8.3 s420 km$55,990
MG ZS EV LR Future8.4 s440 km$64,990
Peugeot e-2008 8.5 s320 km$75,990
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 Future8.5 s485 km$79,990
Opel Mokka-e 8.5 s363 km$69,990
SsangYong Korando e-Motion 8.5 s339 km$59,990
Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 8.6 s426 km$91,800
MG ZS EV 8.6 s320 km$49,990
Å KODA Enyaq Sportline 80 8.6 s532 km$92,990
Hyundai IONIQ 6 8.8 s429 km$79,990
Mercedes-Benz EQB 250 8.9 s371 km$99,900
Fiat 500e Future9 s320 km$59,900
Volkswagen ID.3 Used9.6 s420 km$75k+
Volkswagen e-Golf Used9.6 s232 km$45k+
Hyundai Kona SR 9.7 s305 km$69,990
Mazda MX-30 9.7 s200 km$68,590
Hyundai IONIQ 9.7 s311 km$57,990
Hyundai IONIQ (1st gen) Used9.9 s200 km$27k+
Volkswagen ID. Buzz Future10.2 s423 km~$115k
Volkswagen ID.5 Pro Future10.4 s516 km$85,490
Kia Soul EV Used11.2 s80 km$14k+
Renault Zoe Used11.4 s300 km$30k+
Peugeot e-Partner Future11.7 s275 km~$70k
Nissan Leaf (1st gen) Used11.9 s115 km$9k+
Nissan Leaf (2nd gen) Used11.9 s160 km$14k+
LDV eDeliver 3 12 s243 km$69,990
Mercedes-Benz EQV 300 Future12.1 s343 km$167,695
Nissan e-NV200 Used14 s200 km$54k+
LDV eDeliver 9 18.4 s236 km$85,990
Renault Kangoo ZE Used22.4 s160 km$45k+