So if GM was the maker of EV1 and it was a great product in terms of EVs back then, when we really get down to it, is the Volt just a compliance car? It's supposed to be this high tech car these days and the company is all over it, but technology improved from the EV1 to when Volt debuted. GM still created a car that relied on gas. Did they think things were going to stay the same? They could have made an even better EV instead of designing the Volt.