The Model X, the first electric SUV in the world, was introduced by Tesla in 2015. It was first available in 60D grade, which had a combined 328 horsepower and a 200-mile range. Since then, both for Tesla and the world of electric SUVs, a lot has happened, and we can today discuss electric SUVs with more than 1,000 horsepower under the hood and performance numbers comparable to supercars. Keep reading the article to know the 10 Most Powerful Electric SUVs in the world.
In addition, a lot of additional manufacturers have entered the market since Tesla did, with the majority of them wanting to provide us with the most potent automobiles on the planet.
The Top Ten Electric SUVs
As we’ve previously stated, purchasers of electric SUVs now have a wider and better selection than ever. But which all-electric SUVs are the best ones to buy right now? Below is a list of our top 10 favorites, arranged in reverse order.
1. The 1,050 Horsepower – Faraday Future FF91
The FF91 electric SUV by Faraday Future was originally scheduled to begin production in 2018, however due to financial difficulties, the start date was delayed until 2023.
The most powerful electric SUV in the world, the premium SUV will be propelled by three electric motors that provide a combined 1,050 horsepower.
It has a sprint time of 2.39 seconds from 0 to 60 mph and a top speed of 155 mph. Faraday also claims a range of 381 miles, which would rank it as one of the world’s most efficient electric SUVs. Price for the FF91 will start at $150,000.
2. Tesla Model X Plaid – 1,020 Horsepower
Tesla introduced the performance-oriented Model X Plaid as the standard Model X in 2021. The Model X is the most potent electric SUV in the world as of the time of this writing but will drop to second once the FF91 goes on sale thanks to the three-motor setup’s combined 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
An incredibly quick electric SUV, the Model X Plaid can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2.5 seconds and has a top speed of 149 mph. The Model X Plaid costs $107,400 and has a 333-mile range.
3. Lotus Eletre R – 905 HP
Lotus debuted its first production SUV in 2022, with manufacturing set to begin in 2023. The SUV is propelled by two electric motors with a combined output of 905 horsepower and 726 pound-feet of torque.
The Eletre R is also an extremely quick SUV, taking only 2.95 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and reaching a top speed of 165 mph. It has a range of 304 miles, but because it uses 800V design, it only takes 20 minutes to recharge from 10% to 80%, thus range will never be an issue. Prices should begin at $113,000.
4. Rivian R1S – 835 HP
Rivian introduced the R1T, one of the world’s first electric trucks, in 2021, and the R1S shortly after. The R1S, like its truck sibling, is available in three different configurations: dual-motor AWD, performance dual-motor AWD, and quad-motor AWD.
While the first two trims aren’t without power, the one you should choose is the latter. It is propelled by four electric motors, one for each wheel, with a total output of 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque. It also takes 3.0 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and has a range of 321 miles.
5. GMC Hummer EV SUV with 830 HP
The Hummer EV truck, GMC’s first electric vehicle, debuted in 2020, and the SUV followed a few months later. It is available in four trim levels: EV2, EV2X, EV3X, and Edition 1, and it is powered by three electric motors: two on the rear axle and one on the front.
They produce a combined 830 horsepower and 11,500 pound-feet of torque, making the GMC Hummer EV SUV one of the most powerful in the world while being less potent than the truck’s 1,000 horsepower. The range is up to 314 miles, and you can add up to 100 miles in just 12 minutes using an 800-volt public DC fast charger. The GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 SUV costs $105,595.
6. Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV – 677 Horsepower
There are two trim levels to select from, but consumers in the United States will only get the EQE 53 model, which is powered by two electric motors that provide a combined 677 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque (when the Dynamic Plus package is added).
The sprint time from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds with the regular Dynamic Plus package, but it is 3.2 seconds with the optional Dynamic Plus package.
7. Tesla Model X – 670 Horsepower
The Model X debuted in 2015 and has a lengthy history on the market. The Model X now ranks among the top ten most potent electric SUVs, surpassing the original Model X 60D trim that offered 328 horsepower and a range of 200 miles.
In this configuration, the Model X accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds, reaches a maximum speed of 149 miles per hour, and has a range of 348 miles – the best in its class. It begins at a price of $97,490.
8. Maybach EQS 680 SUV – 649 Horsepower
Mercedes did not produce an AMG variant of the EQS SUV, but it did produce the EQS 680 Maybach SUV. It is positioned at the pinnacle of the EQS SUV lineup and shares the same powertrain as the EQS 580 SUV, but has significantly more power.
The two electric motors in the Maybach SUV produce a total of 649 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque, which is an increase of 113 horsepower and 67 pound-feet of torque over the EQS 580. The Maybach EQS 680 SUV is quite fast for a very large SUV, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 130 mph.
9. Nio EL 7 – 643 Horsepower
In 2023, China will introduce yet another stylish SUV. The EL7 is manufactured by the same company that produced the EP9 all-electric supercar. Two electric motors provide a combined 644 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque for the EL7.
The EL7 will also be quick, needing only 3.8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour. When released, the EL7 is anticipated to be priced at approximately $78,500.
10. BMW iX M60 – 611 Horsepower
Early in 2022, BMW added the iX M60 to its lineup as the first wholly electric M sport utility vehicle. The iX M60 is positioned above the iX xDrive50 and is propelled by two electric motors that produce 611 horsepower and 880 pound-feet of torque when Launch Control is engaged.
The manufacturer claims the iX M60 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, but MotorTrend accomplished the feat in 3.2 seconds. The base price of the 2023 BMW iX M60 is $111,500.