"Vote for Al Gore and we will all be driving electric cars with 10 HP and 100 mile range. Actually we have them now, there are called golf carts."
This is off-topic, but actually, if/when battery technology ever gets to the point where electric cars are economically feasible, they'll have a number of things going for them. They're quieter, cleaner, and electricity is much less expensive than gasoline. They also have the advantage of a instantaneous and flat power curve. One of my friends is on CalPoly's EV racing team, and I've heard that the best electric cars/trucks (they race conversions) do 0-60 in the sub-5 second range.
waitin' for the day...