It’s no secret that electric cars are really fast. No stock vehicle like the Remake Nevera is as fast as a quarter-mile drag strip. While that hypercar isn’t really accessible, the Tesla Plaid twins are almost as fast and anyone can buy one with about $ 140,000. Does this mean electric cars are going too fast for the average driver?
It is worthwhile to separate some of the main factors in this question. First, we are talking about the average driver. So while you and your best friends may be pseudo-pro drifters or autocross enthusiasts, we’re not talking about that level of skill.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, we’re not just questioning whether cars like the Plywood Twin or the Nevera are too fast. Lots of other electric cars are making their way onto public roads and although they are not as fast as the big names mentioned above, they are still very fast.
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Both the Rivian R1T and the Hummer EV can tear from 0-60 in about 3 seconds. The Model X Plaid weighs about 5,300 pounds, the R1T and the Hummer are quite heavy. Rivian scales over 7,000 pounds and GMC over 9,000. That controls a lot of mass.
It has nothing to do with small, light and yet very powerful EVs that cost less than six digits. In our tests of the Kia EV6 we found that its GT-Line trim level was remarkably fast. The upcoming EV6 GT will have around 600 hp and will do 0-60 প্রায় in about 3.5 seconds
Similarly, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has the same 0-60 sprint time and starts at just $ 61,995. This is the performance and price we expect from a high-end Mustang sports car, not a four-door crossover. So we wonder if all this power and speed will prove too much for the consistent management of ordinary drivers.
What do you think? Has the electric car become too fast for the average driver? Or is all this hassle over speed nothing?
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