I think 0-60 in 3.6 secs is pretty fast plus that comes with a 250 mile range. The Ferrari F430 ($175,000 almost twice as much) goes 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. In all honesty I only get about 220-280 mile range in my 325i e30 (280 being riding on empty). Plus this debate is not saying you will replace all your cars with electric but maybe 1 or 2 for around town. The first link I sent has even more companies that make electric cars which doesn't even include all of them.
Also I'd like to add the Honda conversion example I linked earlier was not done by a mechanic. He left the majority of the old gas components on his car which is why in the end his car weighed so much. Naturally lighter weight = greater range and performance.
Thirdly there are batteries out there that can generate enough power to drive a decent distance with good performance thing is right now they're a little expensive. Don't always believe what rumors you hear without doing a little bit of research. And always keep in mind that a car with a 120 mile range can handle your 15 mile commute each day and still be fun to drive. Everyone now of days is used to plugging in their cell phone or laptop when they go to bed, why not their car??