Introduction

Sure, most folks focus on efficiency when it comes to electric vehicles, but because of the torque-friendly characteristics of electric motors, the fastest EVs can be plenty fast indeed. For example, Blood Shed Motors’ Zombie 222—an all-electric 1968 Ford Mustang—skips the usual diet of brain matter to eat electrons, and the result is 1,800 lb.-ft. of torque and a claimed 0-60 time of 1.79 seconds. Now, you’re not going to find that kind of performance from the production entries presented below, but because electric motors provide maximum torque right from 0 rpm, as opposed to internal combustion engines that waste precious ticks of the clock getting up to speed, most of these choices can dart off the line briskly.