Here is an electric car that I got to build the body for in 94
Here is an electric car that went 8.91 in the 1/4
Here was the old streetdriven recordholder, in another vid from television.
IMO, Electric power will never replace gas, unless the battery technology gets waaaay better.
I had the opportunity to work on an electric dirtbike, (which won the first 24 hour motocross race for electric bikes, with over 1000 laps on a 1/2 mile track), it was not a slug. It was not the fastest birtbike I've ever ridden, but it was plenty of fun. Considering it would do about 60 mph and get there in about 5 seconds, without shifting, it rides every bit as good as a 250 cc 4 stroke enduro bike. At 140# curb weight that's about 90 pounds less than a 2009 YZ250. A honda crf 230 weighs 267#, almost twice as much.
The downfall is in the recharge time and range..you can get way more hours of fun from 16 or 20 pounds of gas than you can from 40 pounds of battery.
But folks are coming out with better batteries, and better contollers all the time.
A article I read about the Tesla says it does the 1/4 in 12.9 seconds. An expensive 12.9 seconds at over 100K for the car, but an off the shelf 13 second electric car ain't grandpas golfcart.
Now if we could ditch all of the coal fired power plants for nuclear it would be alot cleaner.