I’m not saying go Wheego Whip on them, but I feel like the range limit, low speeds, and relatively low prices are about right for a first time driver. Plus you get the fun of owning a cheap “exotic.” You could check around for a Wheego LiFe, Fit EV, RAV4 EV, or maybe an i-MiEV, Leaf, 500e, Smart EV...lots of neat stuff that are starting to get low enough in price to just be a buy for the short term.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, weren’t we supposed to be hearing about the revamped Lightning GT this year? I haven’t heard a hum yet...