No doubt it makes no economic sense. But, if you were going to buy a high end Audi, MB or BMW anyway, it's a nice option.
Exactly. Tesla gives you all the enviro cred of a Prius, but you don't have to drive a freaking Prius around! You actually get a legit kick butt car.
What's not to like if you live within 100 miles of skiing and have $100K lying around? If you pass the 100mi / $100K test it's a great ski car, which for better or worse is a fair number of skiers. Have you seen what a house goes for in Vail?
I was actually being sarcastic because in some cases (not the Telsa) electric cars can save money over buying gas, but they do not help the environment when the electricity is produced by burning dirty coal vs burning gas in a efficient small gas engine car.