$33.5K is expensive, but looking at lease option it's ridiculously cheap. At $350/month a lot of people will lease it.
Don't see a reason to buy, as there is no way to tell how it will perform in 5 years.
What person in their right mind would buy the car for that price? That is simply insanity. It's similar to the pricey overhead that Ford places on their hybrids. Between the price difference of a hybrid and the normal model, you can pay the fuel difference easily and still come out with more money in your pocket.
No one is mentioning the fact that this (seemingly) only does 40 miles on batteries, which is fine if you live in a city and charge it every night, but pretty much useless as an eco option for anyone else.
So, what's the difference between the $41K Volt and a Honda or Toyota hybrid at half the price - a larger LiOn battery pack? Yes I know the Volt is plug-in rechargeable, but you can buy a mod kit for the hybrids for far less than $20K..
Even with gas at $5 a gallon, you would have to drive 200K miles at 50 mpg before you'd break even..
[citation][nom]moricon[/nom]Wish there were cost figures included for charging daily![/citation]
GM doesn't want to advertise factors of electricity usage like they do with fuel. I'm sure it'll double your household electric bill if your a daily commuter! btw, only the first 40 miles is total electric, who here drives less then this a day so they can be proud to not use the fossil fuels? Plugging/Unplugging a car daily would be a pain that I wouldn't care for, give me a big gas guzzling hemi and watch me lay rubber past this overpriced toy!
Yes, let's move forward even though they already predicted not having enough lithium ion available to even mass produce electric cars, nevermind the fact that nickel refinement is toxic and requires the batteries to go to multiple countries onboard fossil fuel burning huge ships, gas cars are actually far better for the environment lol