I have no real dog in the electric car fight. When it comes to cars that I find interesting, I don't much care whether the drive wheels are turned by a gas motor, a diesel, an electric motor, or a hamster in an exercise wheel, just so long as the elapsed time over thirteen hundred and twenty feet is low enough.
There are lots of cars I think are cool that are impractical as all getout: The original Viper had no external door handles, an interior that made a rental Cavalier look plush, and a "top" with less structural rigidity and weatherproofing quality than a Costco umbrella; you could cook hot dogs on the door sills and the sidepipes pumped a ton of decibels right into your ear, and they weren't even cool-sounding decibels, either; the first Vipers had an exhaust note that sounded almost exactly like a flatulent UPS truck . The KTM X-bow is very interesting, and it makes the original Viper look as practical as a minivan.
Electric motors have some good properties for performance applications, such as producing peak torque right from zero RPM. This is very useful if you only need to go 1320 feet at a time. Tesla Motors exploited this with their first model, which was basically a sunny weekend play toy, a hot rod electric rocket designed to appeal to rich speed-freak techno-geeks with a green streak.
Now that they're trying to branch into the broader automotive market, however, the shiny seems to be wearing off their business model.