At 46 thousand dollars apiece, after taxes, preparation, destination charges etc.- the Chevy Volt is a complete non starter. In fact, at 30 grand less- the Hyundai Elantra gets better mileage, it is quicker, and roomier. Unfortunately- even the South Koreans are kicking our asses.
The only reason I would buy a Volt is to park it in storage and gamble that 50 years from now that it might be worth something as a first year boondoggle.
Government Motors is aptly named. Here's their latest trick. Giving the Volt away. http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/10/awesome-news-gm-now-using-taxpayer.html