I’m a bit of a gearhead. I had some American iron growing up (Chevelle, Galaxie), couple of hot hatches (Civic Si, MazdaSpeed3), a BMW 335. I currently have a Chevy Volt, which is not very gearhead, but whatever. Electric cars are the future, and not just for hippies, they are ridiculously fast. I love American V8s and German straight sixes as much as anyone, but electric cars are game-changers. Even the lowly Model 3 is quick, the base car does 0-60 in 5.3s, quicker than a VW GTI though not as quick as a Golf R. The Model 3 Performance will hang with a brand new Vette.
It will be nice to see battery weight come down, I know they are working on it. Nice thing with batteries is they can keep the weight low and potentially somewhat centralized. So you get a low center of gravity and a lower polar moment. And electric motors make ludicrous torque, available at 0 RPM, they are quick in city driving.
I’m probably in the market for a car next year. We’ll see if electric infrastructure in Kansas has improved enough for me to drive an electric car to see family in rural parts of the state and back. My other hesitancy is that Tesla has had issues with fit and finish, touch screens failing, etc, suppose a Mustang Mach E could work. Plan B is a Civic Type R, nothing wrong with that, I suppose.