Well, being friends with people who have Teslas, and even the electric Fiat 500, I can say that, yes, the cars do need to be "refilled", esp on a trip of any length, and which takes a lot more time than filling a gas tank; and so far, the electricity in most real life cases is not free or pollution free (unless your electricity comes from hydropower, and even that has many costs) to someone. Usually, if free, it is subsidized, paid for by someone else.
As for the attributes, yes, quiet, actually too quiet, as the Feds are thinking of requiring that they make noise to alert pedestrians. Keyless? Who cares about something so trivial. Smooth, oh yes, and very fast. So? I'm not racing anyone. Warm up? By the time I'm out of the driveway, the engines in my Alfas are warm enough for decent driving. Been that way for many many thousands of miles and years with Alfas with no ill effects. Once again, I'm not racing.
After spending days riding in these cars, I'm personally convinced that, as appliances, yes, they could be Camrys. However, life is too short to be bored so much.
Would I buy one? No, although we do like the Tesla S in general; however, since we take long trips, having to stop once in a while for an hour or two (at least) for recharging, as my friend with the Tesla X had to do on his drive from Vancouver, BC to Boise, Idaho had to do, adding hours to the drive, not the most viable or useful car for people like us. Hard to beat a gas or diesel powered car for distance driving.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 04-12-2019 at 11:17 AM.