I used to beat people off the line, too, and frequently. However, it was never other drivers who were ready for a race, paying attention to the light, and reacting with precision timing. I had alert soccer moms in Toyota Camrys beat me off the line. I'm just saying that in most of my experiences at stoplights, the times I have handily beaten other drivers off the line is when they weren't expecting a race and weren't putting up a fight.
And after four years of driving my Meepster, I'm not really interested in racing anyone anymore anyway. Let 'em whoop me in the other lane. These days, I'd rather conserve my energy and extend my range. I don't really have anything to prove. Besides, while beating an ICE off the line may be initially satisfying, I then start to feel guilty when I realize I just encouraged another driver to burn a crap-ton more fossil fuel than was necessary. And for what? Vanity?! The whole reason I'm driving an EV is to conserve energy, reduce my carbon footprint, reduce fossil fuel use, and be a champion of cleaner energy. It would be very hypocritical of me to encourage ICE drivers to waste fuel racing my little bug at stoplights!
EV: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV SE, Raspberry Metallic, Premium Package - Purchased 07/11/13
PHEV: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica eHybrid, Bright White, Platinum Package - Purchased 05/01/17