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Thanks, looks like I overshot.  Here's another article suggesting $40K:

 

http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/volt/2011/review.html

 

Though, even $40K is still upper range for the type and size of car.  The cupholders had better not be low-grade plastic and it better have an iPod connector, remote start, dual climate, etc.

 

$40K sure sounds a lot more doable than $80K.  I think they will easilly find takers for their 10,000 produced the first year.  That is, if anyone has any money available by then.

 

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It was also interesting to see that at today's electricity prices it will get you 40 miles down the road for 80 cents-or 2 cents per mile.  However, that is just the electricity costs.  The extra $20,000 purchase cost (compared to a conventional vehicle of its size) means that if you drive it 100,000 miles before trade-in it will have cost 20 more cents per mile.  22 cents per mile is a little expensive compared to today's fuel costs ($2.00 fuel at 20 mpg is only 10 cents per mile and only 5 cents per mile at 40 mpg).  Those who think long-term about higher fuel costs may jump on board.  Just gotta keep the car long enough.  If you only keep it for 20,000 miles it will cost $1.02 per mile, a very high cost compared to gasoline or E85.  And, electricity rates have to stay where they are at right now.

 

The $7,500 government rebate will help bring the per mile costs down also, but will it be enough?

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Thanks for the link to the Edmunds article on the Volt.  I think a lot of high

end buyers will be interested in this car and its high tech look:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/130/354127211_76fb6667d5.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmblogs/354127211/&usg=__jEfEUfA1M5_bQK3eeG438GaMCGA=&h=333&w=500&sz=89&hl=en&start=221&sig2=qHHmpFJQ4Dk3D3jtJW-9Sw&tbnid=Q1qNffdOObYB3M:&tbnh=87&tbnw=130&ei=VA5xSb_YO4aWsQP9wIW2DA&prev=/images%3Fq%3D%2522chevy%2Bvolt%2522%26start%3D216%26as_st%3Dy%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

Be sure to check out the other interior shots in his group of photos.  If gas goes back to $4.50 a gallon (many

analysts believe it will sometime during the next three years), this car will be a smart investment.

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We just opened an E85 location TODAY in El Dorado Hills, just outside of Sacramento.  The location is at our SHELL site off of Highway 50 and El Dorado Hills Blvd. exit.  Exact address is 1021 Saratoga Way, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762. 

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Congrats Tooley..will be listed in about 10 minutes http://e85prices.com/california.html ..!

We just opened an E85 location TODAY in El Dorado Hills, just outside of Sacramento.  The location is at our SHELL site off of Highway 50 and El Dorado Hills Blvd. exit.  Exact address is 1021 Saratoga Way, El Dorado Hills, CA  95762. 

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