Fiat 500e.

Fiat 500e.

EVs benefit from lessons learned in conventional automotive engineering; they’re quiet and provide a drive experience unlike conventional cars.

They handle and brake and accelerate normally, for sure, but the sum total feels different with the quietness, just press-and-go acceleration, and maximum torque from a standstill.

The Model S is in a category of one in that it’s genuinely quick by any standard. All EVs are novel, and – while there are exceptions – many anecdotal accounts have drivers saying once they’ve gone EV, they do not want to go back.