However, gas-powered cars can still have faster top speeds. Electric cars are capable of being quicker than gas-powered cars, but EVs aren't yet capable of going faster. Furthermore, an electric car's motor eliminates the need for a traditional transmission in many modern designs. AdvertisementAdvertisementEfficiency Equals HorsepowerIf you're comparing an electric car and a gas car with the same horsepower rating, the electric car is able to use a lot more of its horsepower, too. PorscheAdvertisementAdvertisementThe Transmission DisadvantageIn terms of zero to 60 times, electric cars currently have the big advantage.