The best part is probably having a full charge every morning, so no wasting my time driving to a gas station and waiting around while watching the $$$ meter go up up up. I have more range anxiety with my gasoline car.
Yes, I've heard ad nauseum about long tailpipes and FUD like that; when one evaluates new technology, one must look at what is intrinsic to the tech, and what is adaptable. Intrinsically, all ICE's must burn fuel. Whether that's gasoline, diesel, or biofuel, it requires hundreds of explosions in an engine in order to function, intrinsically creating instant pollution that needs to be handled. An electric motor is simple, intrinsically gives off zero emissions and is significantly quieter, cooler, and smoother. Not to mention 100% torque at all RPM's. The energy source is variable, and this is what people don't seem to understand. Yes, coal power exists, but it isn't necessary for EV's, whereas burning some form of alcohol is necessary for ICE's. Plus there is all the intrinsic fuel transport required to keep gas stations full, which in turn produce uncounted energy costs. With EV's electricity flows without needing more pollution and without damaging our highway infrastructure with heavy equipment. In my situation, Manitoba's grid is 99.9% hydro, which means virtually zero emissions; additionally, I have grid-tied solar, so when I drive my Zero DS, I am essentially solar-powered.
I could talk for a few hours about electric vehicles, but I'll say this; the auto industry doesn't know what's coming - change is happening, and once people experience electric transportation there is no going back. The oil lobby is doing their best to misinform the public, but now that Tesla is on the streets in full force every car company will be forced to change or be left behind in the museums beside the horse-and-buggy.