This all-electric beast has a single-speed gearbox that creates torque from zero RPM. It does 0-100 in under four seconds.
Supercar specialists Shelby put together an all-electric version of their Aero in 2009. It gets to 100 in under three seconds, and tops out north of 330kmh.
This Audi concept recently broke the electric record at the legendary Nurburgring. It lapped the circuit in just a little over eight minutes. Rumour has it we'll see an all-electric R8 in production next year.
This one-off electric custom model belongs to Ian Wright, the owner of Wrightspeed powertrains. He modified an Ariel Atom to create what was, at the time, the fastest street-legal electric vehicle. It does 0-100 in three seconds flat.
Student at Ohio State University have been building and improving on this electric car since the early 2000s. It currently holds the world land-speed record for electric vehicles, having hit 495kmh.
This tiny Croation company have made big waves with their electric supercar. The Concept One, which is currently taking pre-orders, does 0-100 in under three seconds. You can own one next year for just under a million bucks.
There have been prototypes of the Lightning GT around since 2009, and next year they'll finally go into production, though Lightning have said they'll only produce twenty in the first twelve months. It's driven by twin electric motors, and does 0-100 in under five seconds.
There were only four of these two-seat prototypes built in the late 90s and early 2000s, but they were among the first to show how much low-end torque you could put in an EV. Watch this one smoke a Ferrari 355, twice.
The brainchild of researchers at Keio University, Toyko, the Eliica is an eight-wheeled speed machine specifically designed to break records. There's a model geared especially for acceleration, and one for speed, and they're aiming to break the 400 kmh mark. Watch as the Eliica beats a Porsche 911 Turbo to 160 kmh by almost two seconds.