Sluggo I felt the same way you just did the first time I rode in a Tesla. Friends of ours have a Model S that's got the max performance software/whatever, but it wasn't just the power, application of that power, and performance that was cool, it was all the tech. Self driving (sort of) and a ton of other things the car can do is why I really was impressed. We've always had pretty high performance cars, we drove a GTR for years, and replaced it with our LC500 which is easily the best Lexus I'd driven, and I've had 3 different models. As much as I like gasoline powered cars and diesel trucks, which I'll always have one each of, IMO electric cars are the future for every day errands and driving.
My dad hit a deer in the van we bought him, and they gave him a plug in hybrid Chrysler Pacifica for a week while they fixed his standard gas Pacifica. He drove it every day for that week, at least 25 or 30 miles/50KM, and never had to put a single drop of fuel into it, as the nightly recharging on a regular wall plug with the stock charger the van came with would pump the battery up to 100% in 6 or 7 hours, and be good for 60km+ in the winter, with lights/heaters and all kinds of other crap running. Pretty cool. I don't give a shit about the "save the environment" bs, I just think the idea of a plug in vehicle with a strong back up gas engine is the future for both cost and convenience. Plus it is smooth and quiet as hell cruising around on electric power.
Saw Taycan electric Porsche a while back - guy really lit into it too, thing is so fast and quiet, spooky to see it rocket past.
I saw Jay Leno's video with Elon Musk in the new electric truck - Leno even drives a Tesla every day for regular driving, his wife too. In 4 years he hasn't had to do a single thing maintenance wise on either he said. That was the one factor that kept us out of a Model S, is that the brick and mortar Tesla dealer/garage closed its maintenance bays in Calgary, and there isn't even one in Sask at our other place. You have to rely on this "rangers" who will come and "fix" your car, and the wait list is crazy up here. So until its more widespread in terms of having infrastructure, it's a barrier up here. That changes, we'll get one, maybe a Model 3 long range performance model - I'd like to support Musk too.