I think the more important 80-100km/h "passing" move is generally where hybrids and low-power electrics suffer. I guess in reality its likely 100-120km/h, maybe even 120-140km/h depending what stretch of highway you're on, but obviously this all is classified as speeding. Some of the ramps on the DVP here in Toronto are really short to merge, you need quite a bit of pick up to get over safely as the on ramp turns into an off ramp if you don't.For the comments about 80hp or so not being enough. How much do you really need? And how often will you use it? If 80hp and let's say 150lbft torque can get a regular sedan up to 140-150kph
I think the reason why Tesla went towards the "luxury performance" market is because that's the only way to make this somewhat profitable as a company. It's easier to convince somebody in a Mercedes/BMW/Audi/etc to move over to a $100k Tesla that goes even faster. The other aspect would be when people buy new cars, they upgrade, not downgrade. It's easy to convince them to move into a Model 3, then a few years later into a Model X.
So ultimately the price of EV's needs to come down for starters. I believe most run around $40k today? You can get ICE cars for $10k (Mirage) and lots of solid choices around $20k. We'd need an EV around the $20k mark that has roughly 600-700km of "range" since an average ICE vehicle can do that in this price bracket.