You are correct, I am talking about the shorter distance drag races of 1/8th of a mile and less.
But, when someone says that an electric car can "barely get away from a stop light," that is patently false.
By the way, the Tesla Model X P90D does zero to 60 in 3.2 seconds. And that's the 2015 model. Go on line and watch the stock Tesla Model X crush a classic Ferrari F430 Spider in a full length drag race. It is not even close. You can watch it on Autoevolution.com.
Then you can go on line and watch a Tesla Model S P100D blow away several Turbo Charged V8 Muscles cars, fitted with nitrous-oxide tanks, in full length drag races, including two Mustangs, a Camero, a Chevy Monte Carlo and a Chevy S-10. You can view the races on CleanTechnica.com