There are already numerous EVs available on the market, the Tesla models and the Mitsubishi iMiEV come to mind. But their issue is limited range. Even 100 miles is too limited unless you can afford to own 2 vehicles, one for commuting and on for longer trips. The Volt is an ingenious solution to this issue. If you're commuting, and charging regularily (as you would with a Leaf) IT IS a 100% electric vehicle. The only time the ICE will operate is if you exceed that range without charging. Then instead of being "stranded" (as you would be with the Leaf) you have a gasoline powered generator to create the electric power to continue on until you get the opportunity to recharge. I'll take that solution over the Leaf any day!