I'll also point out that one of the arguments FOR Volt and EV tech is that at a certain gas price, it becomes extremely viable.
Sure the incentives and cheap leases help, but when gas is shooting up, they sell. When gas prices leveled for a bit and folks got used to the higher price, sales slowed. When gas shot back up and broke the latest mental barrier ($4) sales ballooned again.
This is EXACTLY what economists, politicians, and investors are talking about when they say "High gas prices change behaviors."
I'm glad out Gov't has invested in GM. I'm glad they've loaned GM the money to develop cutting edge technologies that are making GM, and by extension, the US, a world leader in EV transportation and the systems surrounding it. The Volt is cool, and I can't wait to see what GM gives us for Volt 2.0.