The reality is most of these smaller electric cars would be awesome for most people as a commuter car. That's actually why I sort of bought my original slingshot - trying to keep the mileage off the old truck then.
The real question is how are they going to get it down to $10K? That's cheaper than most motorcycles at this point. They say they are going to partner with many of the best in the industry to get quality components. I don't see how you keep those suppliers with a profit margin at their side and still keep costs down. That's why Elon Musk/Tesla build everything in house but it's still a very expensive vehicle. Even major quantity manufacturers (Toyota/Chevy/etc) take 17-18 hrs to build a car. So if you figure $100/hr (including overhead - very conservative) you're looking at $2K in labor costs + $1K profits leaving $7K for materials?? Anyone bought a lithium ion battery lately? They run about $150/kWh - meaning the new Tesla Model 3 battery is $7500 alone. And Elon is making that himself.