I think the clarity's acceleration is very decieving. The motor doesn't roar and send vibrations from the loud exhaust system like you get on a muscle car, and make feel like you're really moving. But in reality i find myself having to slow down too often. The clarity has a smooth, efficienct,yet robust acceleration. Right off the line its doesnt spin the tires. Yet soon after you get moving it picks up speed quickly. This is what i love about this car. It doesn't seem to be accellerating that fast because it is so controlled and smoith. Society has an appetite for the feeling and vibration of an ice just roaring. Yet many times they are more noise than actual acceleration. This is especially true on big four wheel drive trucks taking off. Very loud but not super fast. Many who find fault with the clarity and other evs, are just used to the feel of an ice. So while evs are quiet they do offer robust accelleration. This is probably a main reason GM is stopping the production of many cars. They are simply inferior and less efficient. While a Clarity is not a muscle car it's no slouch on accelleration.