The coolest thing about Tesla is not the amazing acceleration, which it definitely can do. It's the dynamic braking that saves your brakes. If you are in cruise-mode (almost always), you don't need to brake except for complete stops. The brake pads last 100K-200K miles or more.
Also, if you have to deal with stop-and-go traffic, just let the car do this for you in Autopilot mode. Sit back and enjoy the music.