I met a fascinating couple, she with a 2003 all-electric Toyota RAV plug-in, he with a sexy red Tesla Roadster limited founders edition, #33 of 100 made.
She bought her Toyota new. It was a product of California's requirement that carmakers had to produce clean vehicles and in return CA would incentivize sales with a rebate. It's still her daily driver today, she loves it and says not only did she save a ton of money on gas, but there has been no maintenance other than tires and wiper blades.
They've taken their Roadster on long trips to places like Canada, and it's still in showroom condition:
They are friends with Martin Eberhard (I knew him too), the co-founder of Tesla who started the EV craze by creating such a fast, sexy, long-range car and pioneering the use of Lithium Ion batteries in them. Elon, an investor, later forced Martin out, named himself as founder, and wrote Martin out of history.
I don't think these early adopting EV pioneers are going to forgive Elon.