A new electric vehicle (EV) speed record of 258 mph (412 km/h) was recently achieved at the Automotive Testing Papenburg track in Germany. The world’s fastest accelerating production car is not a Tesla — it’s the Nevera engineered by Croatian electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac.

Fitted with road legal Michelin Cup 2R tires and a Racelogic V-Box GPS-based measurement device to verify its speed, the Nevera was put through its paces on the track featuring two 2.5 mile (4 km) straights. Four Rimac-designed electric motors produce 1,914 hp and, which propel the hypercar from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.85 seconds; a speed of 100 mph is reached in 4.3 seconds.

The Nevera has set a top EV speed of 258 mph (412 km/h). Source: RimacThe Nevera has set a top EV speed of 258 mph (412 km/h). Source: Rimac

Commercially sold versions of the Nevera are limited to a top speed of 219 mph (352 km/h) but can achieve the record top speed documented in Germany in special customer events with support from the Rimac team and under controlled conditions. Production of the Nevera is currently underway at Rimac facilities near Zagreb, Croatia.

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