This is why normal electric vehicles are faster than old supercars

Electric motors have less moving parts than combustion engines giving them instant torque.
Loukia Papadopoulos

The electric vehicle has seen quite a revolution in just a few years. In fact, it wasn't that long ago that electric motors were reserved for tiny city cars.

But now we have gone from the G-Wiz to the Taycan Turbo in very little time. The G-Wiz was famous for running out of puff at 45 miles an hour (72 km/h).

Today's electric vehicles, however, go from 0 to 60 miles (96 km) in three seconds. What makes them so quick off the mark? The answer is instant torque.

Combustion engines have more working parts than their electric counterparts. Therefore, all these parts need to get up to speed in order for the car to behave powerfully.

Electric motors can undertake this action faster and more efficiently as they have considerably fewer moving parts. This means that electric vehicles can apply instant torque right off the get-go.

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