Electric cars — they're the future! Except that just like petroleum-powered cars, some of them are absolutely terrible. We can't all be astronauts, and not all EVs can be the Model S.
Electric cars have been making a serious comeback in the last decade or so, but they're actually quite a bit older than the car-buying public seems to think. Plenty of electrics were running around in the early 1900s before they were supplanted by gasoline-powered cars. There are more of them out there than people realize, so there are tons of bad ones to choose from.