Also your comment about 25 mph car back in 1899 electric cars went 57.6 mph!! Here are a few models that hold records http://www.speedace.info/statistics.htm
Here is a calculator that will show you the cost of charging up an EV http://www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us/~jarrett/EV/cost.php
I do have to concede to your statement about $40,000 Terry. Although they are getting cheaper pretty fast as various companies are finishing the development stage (2008 will be an awesome year) it's still a little steep. The majority of it is an upfront cost though and in the long run an EV costs about the same as a normal car. However this is where your opinion of quiet cars vs the roar of the engine and your environmental concerns kick in. In a way the poll is hypothetically if there was a cheap EV would you buy it?