Originally Posted by Elixer
"it's a viper for tree-huggers" - this is actually not a bad description. When it comes down to things that people will actually buy, it comes down to price. $40,000 is too much, especially when you can get a Prius for under $25,000. The reason the volt is an okay project is that when they make volt 2 they will know what they're doing.
GM must not have expected the price to be so high when they started out. If they're going to charge $35k-$40k for the thing, they probably should've made it a Cadillac instead of a Chevy, and aimed for a more upscale "luxury" sort of market (of the sort Lexus is going for whenever it releases its rebadged Prius
.) It's probably easier in the minds of the unwashed masses to justify that kind of cash for a Caddy than a Chevy.....and they'd probably pick up more people who can
afford $40k for a car with a Caddy than a Chevy in the first place.