The heavily-hyped Volt will cost $41,000. Subtract from that the federal tax credit of $7,500 and the actual price will be $33,500. This is interesting from the prospective of getting most of the way off the oil teat. I say "most of the way" because it still eats electricity, and has a four cylinder motor that kicks in any time you drain the batteries by traveling more than 40 miles. Still, I imagine it is still an improvement since most people commute less than 40 miles, meaning they would use no gasoline whatsoever.