Re: On the verge
Thanks, I was wondering where the Volt fans were. I live in Michigan and my driving and gas prices are about the same, but if I charge from 11 PM to 9 AM (completely programmable through web pages that connect to the car), Detroit Edison Electric Company charges me 7.75 cents/KWH. Less than a dollar for 20 miles in February, 40 miles in July, and if my battery goes flat, I still have 200+ miles worth of gas. The only 'range anxiety' Volt owners get is that using real gasoline screws up their statistics.
Detroit Edison has the smart meter, the Department of Energy gave me the charger (chargepoint.com), and OnStar coonects to the car. I've got more energy usage data than I can print on a whole loaf of Koch Industries' Wonder Bread. I didn't have to wait to buy the car either... the factory is in a Detroit suburb (they're made at the Cadillac plant) and they are for sale today.
There are many like it, but this Volt is mine... right down to the "Is it still called the gas pedal? This one goes to eleven" bumper sticker.