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7 Electric Vehicles Quicker than a Mustang

Electric vehicles are slowly infiltrating and taking over the motor vehicle industry. As the technology grows and becomes more reliable, many automotive manufacturers have pushed its boundaries, resulting in EVs with better features than their combustion engine counterparts.  

One of the most distinctive vehicles known for breaking speeds is the Ford Mustang. It has been breaking records since its unveiling six decades ago. The 2024 Ford Mustang has not broken this mold and can achieve 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds. But is there an EV that can match the speed of one of the best-known vehicles ever? 

Take a look at the 7 electric vehicles that are giving the Mustang a run for its fame.

7 Electric Vehicles Outpacing the Mustang

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1.     Volvo XC40 Recharge

The Volvo Recharge is another electric vehicle that can give historical Mustangs a run for their money. This popular SUV embodies high performance with practicality that can work for both young professionals and families. It uses dual motors to produce 402 horsepower, ensuring it can complete 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. It’s not bad for one of the cheapest electric SUVs on the market. 

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2.     Tesla Model 3 Performance

The Tesla Model 3 Performance is the pinnacle of electric vehicle technology, so it is only natural that it can complete speeds that can rival a Mustang. It has a driving range of 215 miles and 470 horsepower. Best of all, the Tesla Model 3 Performance can complete 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. Only the Model 3 Long Range and base model with rear-wheel drive are available to purchase in America, but the updated version should reach our shores soon. This version includes several mechanical and cosmetic changes.

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3.     Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is a big seller of Hyundai, and it is easy to see why. Due to its impeccable engineering, it won several awards in 2022, including World Car of the Year. It can come with either a single or double motor. But the standout model is the Ioniq 5 with a double motor, which produces 320 horsepower. This all-wheel drive can complete 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds; while it may not beat the 2024 Ford Mustang GT, it does beat several older Mustangs and even the Mustang EcoBoost. 

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4.     Polestar 2 Long Range Performance

The lesser-known Polestar 2 Long Range Performance is another EV with incredible speeds. It was released in 2020 but didn’t reach the American vehicle market until the following year. The Polestar 2 can achieve 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds. It has a distinctive exterior design and a dual-motor engine capable of producing 455 horsepower. It has several upgrades, including a Performance pack. This pack can increase its speeds to reduce its 0-60 mph time by 0.2 seconds. 

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5.     Kia EV6 GT

The Kia EV6 GT is the newest model to be added to Kia’s ever-growing EV repertoire. It has masculine exterior features, such as a GT grill located at the front, modern upholstery, and a spacious cabin on the inside. Under its bonnet, it contains 576 horsepower and can achieve 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds. Its battery is quick charging and has a driving distance of 263 miles. 

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6.     Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace is the first electric vehicle developed by Jaguar. It has no Co2 emissions and 394 horsepower so that this EV can complete 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds or 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds. The I-Pace is technology-driven and includes many features like regenerative braking, hands-free assistance, wireless charging, dual display for media applications, and battery levels. It has the classic Jaguar design and a large driving range to suit any customer in the market for a high-end EV with a Mustang’s speed. 

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7.     BMW i4 M50

The i4 M50 is BMW’s signature electric sedan. For BMW enthusiasts, it is the M3 model without the combustion engine. Instead, it has a dual electric motor engine and all-wheel drive, which produces more power as all the wheels have power behind them. It produces 536 horsepower so that the i4 M50 can complete 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds. Its high-spec layout includes an infotainment screen, a 12-inch digital gauge, and user-friendly features like a reversing assist camera and cruise control with automatic braking function as standard.  

Overall, the electric technology featured in each of these 7 electric vehicles shows that this technology is evolving at a rapid rate and is producing high-quality cars that cannot only match the high speeds that Mustangs can reach but surpass them without losing their overall quality. It is an exciting time to be an automotive fan!

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Ryan Clancy
Ryan Clancy is a freelance writer and blogger. With 5+ years of mechanical engineering experience, he's passionate about all things engineering and tech. He loves bringing engineering (especially mechanical) down to a level that everyone can understand. Ryan lives in Miami, and writes about everything engineering and tech at sites like Forbes, Engineering360, Clinked, MakeUseOf, Mechanical Engineering HQ, and many more.

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