About 150,000 people waited in line to put down deposits on a car that they haven't test driven, and won't be available for more than a year. And based on what I can see, the car is over-priced starting at $35K (at least compared to similar cars, ICE or hybrid). So please tell me, what's the appeal? Is it a status thing? It certainly doesn't seem to be economical given today's gas prices unless you drive a lot of miles. And if you do drive a lot of miles its limited range makes it impractical.