I read an article today about a couple of companies that are coming out with high performance electric cars.

Tesla Motors will unveil something this summer.

A guy that used to work at Tesla now has his own company called Wrightspeed.  Wrightspeed's X1 can outperform a Ferrari 360 Spider and a Porsche Carrera GT

The price of these is still steep but I think it is a huge step in the right direction to get the enthusiast crowd to start looking into electric cars.

On a separate note, I also stumbled across a story of a guy who installed a jet engine in his Volkswagen Beetle.  Here's a link to a video - the look on the reporter's face when the car owner starts talking about "the huge flame balls that come out the back" is priceless.