Luxury carmaker Maserati recently unveiled its electric flagship model, the GranTurismo Fulgore. With a zero to sixty mph time of under three seconds and a top speed of 200 mph, Maserati boasts that the GranTurismo Fulgore will be the fastest all-electric luxury car on the market when it launches.
With the unveiling of the GranTurismo Fulgore, the all-electric sports car market has gained a new competitor from an established luxury brand. But while it may be the fastest option once on the market, the GranTurismo Fulgore will have stiff competition in the series category, with several popular models ranking ahead of its 280-mile range.
10/10 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop 2-door – 114 miles
The Mini Cooper SE Hardtop 2 Door is best suited for buyers with short commutes and little road travel to do with its EPA-estimated range of 114 miles. But while the range is fairly short, the Cooper SE saves drivers more than $7,000 over five years in fuel costs compared to the average new vehicle.
The Cooper SE Hardtop 2-door makes up for its short range with its size and affordability. It has a starting price of $34,225, by far the cheapest of comparable electric sport utility vehicles such as the Kia EV6. It’s also a compact vehicle that allows city dwellers and others to easily maneuver into tight spaces that the average sports car couldn’t.
9/10 Porsche Taycan GTS – 215 miles
With an EPA-estimated range of 215 miles, the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo sits below rivals like the Tesla Model S and the new Maserati GranTurismo Fulgore. While that may be lower than the average sports EV model, the Taycan still saves buyers an average of $6,000 in fuel costs over five years compared to the average new vehicle.
Outside of its range, the Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo does very well in terms of performance in terms of cost and speed. The Taycan 4 Cross Turismo’s zero-to-sixty mph time is under five seconds, and its starting price of just over $97,000 is lower than its competitors, which cost over $100,000.
8/10 Audi e-Tron GT – 236 miles
Audi’s challenger in the electric sport utility vehicle market, the e-Tron GT comes with an EPA-estimated range of 236 miles. Compared to rivals like the Porsche Taycan, the Audi e-Tron GT doesn’t impress with its range, but is able to run long enough to be competitive with its luxury EV counterparts.
To help compensate for its lower range, the Audi e-Tron GT has an incredibly fast charging time with a maximum charging speed of 270kW. This allows the vehicle to charge from 5% battery capacity to 80% capacity in less than 25 minutes using a public DC fast charger, helping to reduce the reduced range for drivers.
7/10 Polestar 2 – 270 miles
Depending on the engine configuration buyers choose, the Polestar 2 can have an EPA-estimated range of up to 270 miles. The twin-engine configuration offers a slightly lower range of 249 miles, while the single-engine model will allow buyers to get the most out of their Polestar 2.
Where the single motor design excels in range, the dual motor excels in performance. Zero to sixty mph on the twin-engine Polestar 2 is just over four seconds, compared to seven seconds for the single engine. Pricing also differs slightly, with the dual motor starting at about $3,000 more than the single motor.
6/10 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT – 270 miles
Engineered for performance and control, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT lets drivers get the most out of their vehicle with an EPA-estimated range of 270 miles. The Mustang Mach-E GT combines that solid lineup with a solid price that starts at just under $62,000.
With a 0 to 100 km/h time of 3.5 seconds, 480 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque, the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT specializes in performance and power. The car also comes with four-wheel drive, as well as high-gloss painted aluminum rims that will certainly stand out on and off-road.
5/10 Kia EV6 AWD – 310 miles
The Kia EV6 saves EV buyers an average of $7,500 over the first five years of performance, and has an EPA-estimated range of 310 miles. This range comes from the rear-drive model of the EV6, with the all-wheel-drive model having a lesser EPA-estimated range of 274 miles.
With a starting price of just over $40,000, the Kia EV6 is a great buy for drivers looking for long range at a lower price. The EV6 doesn’t sacrifice performance or convenience for its price either, with a zero to sixty mph time of 4.6 seconds and a zero to 80 percent charge time of just eighteen minutes.
4/10 Tesla Model 3 (Performance AWD) – 315 miles
With its performance model boasting an EPA-estimated range of 315 miles, the Tesla Model 3 is an ideal blend of performance and cost. Marketed as a more affordable electric vehicle, the Model 3 performance model has a starting price of just $62,990, with the option to get it for $56,390 after savings.
In addition to its range, the Tesla Model 3 is capable of recharging nearly 200 miles in just fifteen minutes using a Tesla supercharger, making pit stops for recharging quick and easy for drivers. It also comes with Tesla Vision, which allows drivers to have 360° visibility using the car’s sensory system, as well as the Tesla updates that the electric car maker is known for.
3/10 BMW iX xDrive50 – 324 miles
The BMW iX xDrive50 has an EPA-estimated range of 324 miles, good for the seventh-longest range of any electric vehicle in 2022. Along with the extended range, the iX xDrive50 also comes with a competitive charge time, with the latest model being able to recharge up to 90 miles in just ten minutes.
With an optional sports package available, BMW allows customers to upgrade their iX xDrive50 to give it an even sportier look without sacrificing performance or range. It’s also compatible with smartphones, allowing drivers to check charging and range and even preheat the car before boarding.
2/10 Mercedes-Benz EQS 580 4matic – 540 km
With an EPA-estimated range of 340 miles, the Mercedes-Benz 580 4matic has the longest range of any non-Tesla sports electric vehicle. The EQS 580 4matic combines power and performance with a 0-100 km/h time of 4.1 seconds and 631 lb-ft of torque.
The five-seat EQS 580 4matic with the power of a sports utility vehicle is perfect for buyers looking for a luxury sports sedan in the electric sector. The Mercedes-Benz EV is also very competitive in the luxury sports space, with a starting price of $125,900 that rivals Tesla and Maserati counterparts.
1/10 Tesla Model S – 405 miles
With the longest range of any sport utility vehicle in 2022 and the second longest range of any electric vehicle overall, the Tesla Model S comes with an EPA-estimated range of 405 miles. Tesla combines this performance with elite speed in its flagship model, creating an impressive electric electric vehicle that accelerates from zero to sixty mph in 3.1 seconds.
Performance aside, the Tesla Model S features a front-overhead console for gaming and navigation, as well as fast-charging ports throughout the cabin. The steering wheel is a particular highlight of the Model S, with its shape providing an unobstructed view of both the dashboard and the entire windshield.