"Where are the "Electric Midgets" and "Electric Spitfires" to excite the younger generation."
First remember that cars are no longer interesting to most young people. There are more of a necessary evil. Gadgets are cool, bikes can be cool, but people don't aspire to cars they way they used to. They are just forced to get one because housing is expensive and transport infra is poor.
But there are interesting EVs: Riversimple have a nifty machine which you might think is quite 'spitfirey' or 'midgety': http://riversimple.com/
(not that you can actually buy one yet).
Morgan have the EV3 which should be available this year: https://www.morgan-motor.co.uk/ev3/
(I guess that'll be very expensive too though).
And of course Twizzys are cool (but more suited to warmer climes than the UK). Smart cars have gone electric, and the very cool new Honda machines (Urban and Sport, available next year) could easily be a huge hit, the way the Golf was:
You can also get the Hyundai Kona and Iyoniq. The Kona has 155 or 240 mile range and is a hell of a lot cheaper than a Tesla or Jag IPace, although still not exactly 'cheap' at 25 grand and 30 grand respectively.
There are going to be a _lot_ of EVs available in a couple more years. I'm sure some of them will appeal to the youth. Some of them might even be something that mere mortals can afford. That's going to be the interesting bit IMHO - pricing.
https://ev-database.uk/compare/cheapest ... ic-vehicle