This car solves one big problem with leccy cars, poor range. A normal fully electric car would suit me for 95% of all journeys, but that won't help when a long journey is needed (going on holiday, business trip). So I'd still need a 'conventional' vehicle as well as the leccy-tech thing. The Volt solves this problem as it is a kind of inverse hybrid (mostly leccy with a petrol backup instead of the Pious' mostly petrol with a leccy boost). Performance is adequate, too.
The only thing is the cost. You can see this thing being bloody expensive to buy, and if the LiIon batteries are anything like those in most laptops, then they will need replacing in 3 or 4 years at most, again at quite some expense.
So now our dear Eco-Friendly Gov't has the chance to pay us all back. They have been fleecing motorists for years with "green" taxes. So what chance they will subsidise the cost so that the Volt (and similar) will cost the same as the equivalent petrol car (an Astra, maybe) and provide a free, or at least subsidised, battery exchange service?
We all know they won't, because we all know that Nu Labour's 'green' taxes are a money-raising scam.
Paris, cos she also believes that being shafted is good for you.