I don’t know when I fell in love with efficiency. Probably it was about the eighth grade when I discovered ratio and proportion allowed one to buy more for less money.
Anyway, we are anchored to motor-vehicles because we live in cities designed around those vehicles. Can’t live close to work or shopping because of “zoning”/land-use policies. Can’t live outside cities without having “wheels”. So, why not buy the most transportation for the dollar? Tesla cares about efficiency for theirs are about the most efficient vehicles on the market, except for my favourite, the Solo.