World's fastest electric car beats Tesla and LaFerrari in drag race

Darren Cassey

Public perception of electric vehicles (EVs) is improving all the time, but they still only make up a tiny percentage of new car sales. In fact, less than three per cent of new car sales in July 2016 came with some form of electric propulsion.

So far, Tesla has been at the forefront of making EVs cool and interesting. Electric motors have huge performance benefits over traditional engines as they offer 100 per cent of available torque from a standstill. Tesla's Model S and Model X vehicles embrace that via their 'Ludicrous' acceleration modes.