Stop it!! I've been following the Volt and plug-in electric concepts for longer than I have RED, and I want one SO badly, but I just can't justify the cost... yet.
To those that are saying this is a bad investment... wait until peak oil hits (actually it already hit in 2007). Or more specifically, wait until worldwide demand for oil outstrips supply (this will probably happen in 2013 give or take 12 months), and suddenly oil imports to the U.S. plummet to near zero and we must survive on domestically produced oil only. We will need to get by on 1/3 of the oil we are currently using. Needless to say, if you think the the military industrial complex is going to allow you to take your kids to soccer practice in the minivan while their tanks, factories and farm vehicles idle on empty tanks, you are going to be in for a surprise.
At that point a car that can run on electricity isn't going to seem so expensive.
Currently my bridge solution until I can afford a Volt is this:
It runs on used motor oil which I have been stockpiling and I paid 1/10 the price of a Volt. But I still want my Volt. I'm so jealous.
More on Peak Oil here: http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashc...r-17a-peak-oil