And while we're invested in aerodynamics when it comes to aftermarket modifications, hardcore versions and especially competition models, we have to understand that physics also plays a major part when it comes to improving range on electric cars.
But the new Nissan LEAF, which debuts on 6 September, is a few years ahead of the disruptive breakthrough expected from Toyota (and doubtless others too), but is still expected to offer a range of up to 300 miles from a much bigger battery bank, and aided by its slippery shape and the ever falling cost of batteries for electric cars.
Pictures of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf have been leaked onto the internet less than a month before it is due to be revealed. If the spec sheet proves accurate, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will be packing some decent power, with 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The auto also comes with an optional heated steering wheel and heated front seats. The translated tweet explains how he works for Nissan and spotted the new Leaf at the inspection line of the Oppama factory in Japan.
Since the handover party, Tesla has revealed more information on the Model 3. To make it more attractive, Nissan is believed to have thrown in its most advanced driver assistance system into the next-gen Leaf. The base variant of the Model 3, however, is capable of going from 0-60mph in just 5.6 seconds.
However, there's a catch: the specs show the Leaf will come with a 40kWh battery to start, which is smaller than both the Bolt and Model 3, although an upgrade the 30kWh setup in the current Leaf.
The vehicle comes with a "spaceship" dashboard, Musk described, which includes a 15-inch touchscreen.
The Model 3 comes with Wi-Fi and LTE connection, voice activated controls and two USB ports.
That means the 2018 Leaf will likely have a shorter range per charge - probably around 150 to 160 miles - than the Bolt's 238 miles or the Model 3's 220 or 310 mile estimates. Tesla matches the GM battery warranty and ups the ante with a four-year/50,000 vehicle warranty.