For reference, the article states that vehicle has 1000 lbs. of batteries. Yes, it’s high performance, but even a high performance car will typically cover 200 miles on 10 gallons of gas, if driven at the ideal speed for economy (as this person had to do) - maybe 100 lbs, with some extra and the gas tank weight included. Also, you can ALWAYS run the heater in a gasoline car, without penalty. Also, you can fill up in 5 minutes, not 60 minutes.
The Volt gets (ideally) 1 mile of range per 10 pounds of battery. This Tesla, even with better engineering, is probably looking at 100 or so miles of practical range, not 300 or 200.
And the gas tank doesn't lose 1% of its capacity on each fill-up. This reviewer noticed that each next charge results in fewer miles to empty, and only a very long (80 minutes) charge bumped that number higher. Still, on day one he got 242 miles to empty, and a day or two later, after a long charge, it was 216 miles. If this trend continues, after a couple of weeks the car won't have enough range to drive away from a charger :-) I don't want to have this sword of Damocles over my head, especially when the battery pack costs more than two new gasoline cars.
I'd gladly buy an EV, but only after it becomes technically sound - such as reasonably priced, and with battery that is capable of a reliable range and that can be quickly recharged and that doesn't lose capacity from age or from extreme temperatures. Otherwise people will die in these cars as they drive in hot or cold places.