Originally Posted by scottie
Yes but the Prius isn't 41K.
Nobody is going to want to spend 41k on an Electric car that they can drive 20 miles (yeah i know they say 40 miles) before it needs a charge.
There better be a lot of "green" rebates to make this car sell.
The Prius and the Leaf will most likely make the volt look like the joke of the car it really is.
Sure the Volt is well engineered, but not sure the vehicle is very marketable, it has a lot of hype to live up to and i'm not sure the final product has the stuff to back it up.
But with they $350/month lease they have announced it will move off the showrooms, but GM will loose money on everyone they lease.
Then if you look at the rest of their product lineup, their future is still rather grim.
Of the 3 I think the Volt is the most marketable. The Prius is only a hybrid, it can not be plugged in to charge, and the Leaf is only an electric, once it runs out of charge it needs to be plugged in and recharged. Only the Volt can be plugged in to charge, and be run of an onboard generator if hte batteries run down before you get where you're going.