Attention Tesla, these used electric vehicles are full of zest: Drag Race Fun
What happens when you race two old used electric vehicles? How do they compare to the acceleration of the latest high-performance electric cars, such as the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S Plaid? The fast lane car have a little fun in this unique EV drag racing video.
It’s basically inevitable, whenever we – or pretty much anyone else – talks about electric cars, Tesla comes back. We can try to avoid talking about Tesla, but in the end it looks like Tesla is making it nearly impossible. If the company makes sure it is “the best” at things people are talking about, it will continue to show up in most EV conversations.
Of course, Tesla has issues with quality control and other quirks, and people are certainly talking about these topics. However, it doesn’t seem like a lot of people place as much emphasis on fit and finish as they do on range, acceleration, and cutting edge tech features.
Tesla is far from perfect, but when it comes to things the automaker does well, it does them very well. It’s no surprise that Tesla built the fastest electric vehicle to date, as well as the fastest production car of all time. However, that said, it’s important to remind people that almost all electric cars are fast. If more people had the option of driving an EV, it is almost certain that more people would want to buy an EV.
Take a tour of local dealerships and drive older used electric vehicles. You’ll probably be quite surprised at how much instant torque they produce and how well they throttle. It doesn’t have to be a Tesla to impress you with its performance.
Take the 2014 Chevy Spark EV or the 2016 Nissan LEAF for example. Both arguably outperform any comparable gasoline car, especially as daily drivers. They instantly hit the speed limit, they accelerate quickly even at higher speeds, and their acceleration is smooth and quiet.
Just about everyone we convinced to drive an electric vehicle was shocked at how much they liked its driving dynamics. and more often than not, the electric car was not a Tesla. Watch the entertaining video above to watch the Spark race against the Leaf, plus other surprises.