It’s no secret that electric cars are really fast. No standard vehicle travels as fast a quarter-mile as this one. Rymak Infidelity. While this hypercar isn’t actually available, the Tesla Plaid twins are almost as fast, and anyone with about $ 140,000 can buy it. Does this mean that electric cars are getting too fast for the average driver?
A few key factors in this matter should be singled out. First of all, we are talking about average drivers. So while you and all your best friends could be pseudo-professional drifts autocross enthusiastswe are not talking about such a level of skill.
Also, and perhaps more importantly, we don’t just question whether machines like Plaid Twins or Nevera are too fast. Many 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.
Rivian R1T and Hummer EV can accelerate from 0-60 in about 3 seconds. While the Model X Plaid weighs about 5,300 pounds, the R1T and Hummer are much heavier. Rivian weighs more than 7,000 pounds, and GMC – more than 9,000. This is a large mass that needs to be controlled.
Not to mention smaller, lighter and still very powerful EVs that cost well below six digits. У our test Kia EV6 we found that its GT-Line finish was shockingly fast. The future EV6 GT will have almost 600 horsepower and accelerate 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds.
In a similar vein, Ford Mustang Mach-E GT has the same sprint time 0-60 and starts at just $ 61,995. Here are the features and prices we expect from a high-end Mustang sports car rather than a four-door crossover. So we wonder if all this power and speed will be just too much for ordinary drivers to cope with them en masse.
What do you think? Have electric cars become too fast for the average driver? Or all this fuss over speed – a lot of noise with nothing?