That Tesla's performance, if it turns out to be legit (and so far claims on the others have been legit) is way beyond anything you can get elsewhere for that kind of money. I mean you're talking sub-9 second quarter mile on street legal tires - and without any drama, you just press the pedal and take off faster than anything on the road. Me personally, I hate hippies, but I love technology - and if electric can do it better, then I'm cool with that. Plus when you're sitting in rush hour traffic the thing will just drive itself while you take a nap or watch YouTube. The future is awesome.