What is the maximum speed of an electric car?

On average, what is the maximum speed of an electric car?

Allison Stone · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
On average though, the top speed for an electric car is usually set somewhere between 140 and 160 mph.
Electric cars
are known for how quickly and easily they accelerate to fast speeds. However, when it comes to the maximum speed the car can go, most electric cars are made with speed limiters.
Speed limiters generally aren’t included on gas-powered cars because you would need a very specific powertrain to reach high speeds. Electric motors, with their powerful torque, don’t have that issue, but driving at high speeds for sustained periods of time will drain the battery quickly.
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