This quote got me:
"Electric cars will be better than any alternative, including the loud, inconvenient, gas-powered jalopy,"
Seriously, do people not like the throaty growl of a well tuned engine? Heck, even kids today put the coffee can mufflers for at least that type sound (I don't find it as pleasant as better, large engine sound, but to each his own.)
I mean, right now, I'm kinda looking at the new Dodge Hellcat Challenger, 707 HP (underrated) bone stock..and MAN, do these things sound good to me. So happy to see a muscle car once again available on the market...harkens back to the muscle care days of the last 60's and early 70's, but with better modern tech, braking and handling.
Me? I want one of these to play around with I think:
Hellcat Quick Burnout
Or this for a bit more in-depth review:
Review..skip to about 1:33 to get past the opening commercial
Will a Tesla out drag this car? Sure. But what fun is it when it is silent? If I had an electric car, I'd almost have to mount speakers outside and give it an engine sound. Cars are meant to be FUN as well as a means for getting from point A to B.
Life is too short not to have a few thrills.