After test driving the Tesla and looking at the numbers, I bought a Volt 2 weeks ago. I have an Audi A8, but decided for my daily commute of 41 miles round trip, I wanted an electric car. The sticker was $45,000. Chevrolet gave me an instant $4000 rebate, the dealer reduced it another $3000 and with the $7500 tax credit, the Volt came in at $30,500. This was about $65,000 less than what the Tesla would have cost me. The Volt is very comfortable, spacious, extremely quiet (rides on a Cadillac suspension), awesome Bose stereo, leather interior, ect... ect.... I am very happy with the car. I have put just over 1000 miles on it so far and have used a total of 3 gallons of fuel. I would have used zero, but we took a longer drive one day to Idaho from Spokane. I average 44 miles on a full battery. When it does kick over to the gas powered electric generator, it is instantaneous and you don't hear any difference. I really loved the Tesla, but I just could not see how spending another $65,000, when the Volt fits 99% of my electric car needs, was worth it.
well said. I am not a fan of electric cars to begin with but would think the Volt is a superior choice for short driving which is mostly what EV is for. I would be afraid of running out of juice if I had a Total EV. Hope you get a real "charge" out of your new Volt