The big thing will be getting recharge times down.
No, the big thing is the complete lack of recharge facilities outside of the urban sprawl and main highways. I travel by off-Interstate, whenever possible, and there are not going to be recharge facilities scattered as widely as hydrocarbon fuel stations for a very long time.
The Tesla can do over 230 now and it isn't optimized for range.
Not even close to that in start-stop driving and full AC (which I need, or I would be on a motorcycle instead for that trip).
So how do that equate to "pathetic"?
I have, and have had, other cars without that issue (current XJ, 1996 Grand Marquis, 1993 Integra, and others). To tell me that a four-door luxury sedan is that difficult to enter is pathetic. Not that the Tesla is the only one, but it is the one that I have been told, repeatedly (look at the replies to my original comment), is "very roomy".