Watch this video of John Wayland's electric car, the White Zombie, as it leaves high-powered gas cars in the dust in drag races. His car is the world's fastest accelerating street-legal electric car. See this 1972 Datsun time and time again take advantage of the electric motor's full torque in the first instant and continue to break world records.
110 mph in 1/4 mile in 11.5 secs
Also note the electric bullet bike that goes 0-60mph in 2 seconds.
So, if this guy can make a car like this in his garage, what they have been doing in Detroit for the last 10 years? What are all the big car makers doing in all their giant labs? Why do they not want to produce cars like this? Can't be too hard. A guy built this car in his garage!