I believe there are two type of people. Those who want a sports car and those who lie about not wanting a sports car.
Those in the latter category often site the environmental impact and the impracticality of such a vehicle. As someone who gets personal satisfaction out of being an environmentally conscious person, I have lied publicly to my friends and family for a long time. But no longer.
The Tesla S was awarded the Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2013. The article raves about it's specs, "drives like a sports car, eager and agile and instantly responsive. But it's also as smoothly effortless as a Rolls-Royce, can carry almost as much stuff as a Chevy Equinoc, and is more efficient than a Toyota Prius...At it's core, the Tesla Model S is simply a damned good car you happen to plug in to refuel."
To date most of the electric sports car market is inhabited by manufacturers most of us have never heard of: Fisker, Lightning, Rimac, and PG. Audi only just has a car in production and there are rumors that Toyota will be making one soon.
The public recognition of the Tesla S represents a market about to explode. The ocean is wide an unpopulated. It is market that did not exist 5 years ago and still is untapped fully. It makes the electric car into a legitimate option for the sports car loving environmentalists like me, once I get the funds to throw down for it's significant price tag.
MacKenzie, Angus. "2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Tesla Model S" Motor Trend. Jan 2013. Web. Nov. 28 2012. http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/car/1301_2013_motor_trend_car_of_the_year_tesla_model_s/