The Volt may get 230 MPG, but the design is such that the bulk of your use will be done by charging the batteries with AC current from your home. Since the electricity in the NE is mostly generated by coal fired power plants, what exactly is the "green" savings?? And, oh by the way, does anyone get their electricity for free?? There goes the regular cost savings. And if anyone out there owns a scissors lift, they can tell you deep cycle batteries aren't cheap, and don't last forever. The Volt may be a "first step", but that's all it is. The real future is in hybrid electric/ ??, NG, biofuel, etc. Just my 2 cents.