Tesla's Roadster was the car that essentially awkened the industry to the feasibility of using lithium-ion batteries (just like ones in a laptop computer) to pwer an automobile. The first highway capable, serial production car to be offered in the United States, in addition to being environmentally friendly, the Roadster is fast.
Capable of going from 0-60 miles per hour in less than four seconds, the Tesla Roadster is also rated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of being capable of traveling 244 miles on a single charge. Based on the Lotus Elise sports car, the Tesla Roadster leaves a bit to be desired in terms of ergonomics, but there is no denying the fun to drive aspect of the car.
That you get something like the Tesla Roadster and qualify for a tax credit for electric cars is nothing short of amazing. With the Tesla Roadster one can truly have their electric car and seriously drive it too.