Electric cars have been around almost as long as the automobile, and performance wise have always been good. The issue is the batteries. One problem is the recharge rate (4.5 hours in this case), distance (100 miles which is a bit above the 70 miles you usually see for a full electric), and eventually the replacement of the batteries. Think the new hybrids are a good deal? Well guess again, in 7 to 10 years (or less depending on use) you are going to have to replace those batteries. Expected cost, $10K! Even if they get the cost of production down, come on who has $100K for a car except for a handful of millionaires, the batteries continue to be a problem.