Turns out that the world's quickest car is electric:

"First world record for TC-X by True Cousins with a time of 5.74 sec on the 1/8-mile (201 meters) making it the quickest accelerating car in the world, by car means "door-slammer",  full body with doors that can open (in oppose to rails dragsters or Funny cars)."

"This time corresponds to a 0-100 km/h time of 1.5 sec. also beating The Green Teams so-called record of 1.77 sec."

So, 0 to 62 mph in 1.5 seconds, or approximately half the time it take the Tesla Model S to accelerate to that speed.  Quick? You bet!

And the record is official:

"The record is set within NEDRA, The National Electric Drag Racing Association which holds all electric drag racing records of the world."