Interest in the Chevy Volt is declining steadily, I actually see fewer of them than Teslas. Interest in Teslas steadily increases, even though the cars are out of reach for most people. What's that about? My wife and I have both cars. A new P85+ and a eight month old Volt. The Tesla is an amazing car, built by an amazing company. My wife loves it, I love the performance and aesthetics. But it really is not as practical for transportation as the Volt. To drive to Portland from Hood River (67 miles) and back we have to carefully manage consumption, driving this high performance car at a rate that has Prius' and semis passing us. The Volt is comparably equipped and comparably sophisticated. Has nothing like the Tesla performance, but certainly doesn't disappoint. In six months of driving in Maui my wife averaged 250+ MPG. The only indication you have switched from battery is the change in the fuel gauge. You can drive it anywhere, at whatever speed you choose, and never worry about charge or fuel. This isn't a complaint. If I was making the choice again today I'd buy the Tesla again. It's simply a reflection on the relative practicality of the two cars--and the lack of interest I find in the more practical vehicle. We paid about $36K for the Volt. And more than three times that for the P85+. Prowling around the web looking at comments on review sites I find real animosity towards the Volt, and lust for the Tesla. Other than the obvious conclusion that commenters on the internet should not be allowed to reproduce, I'm even more deeply puzzled. I'm very impressed by the sagacity and analysis I've read in this section of the forum. I look forward to your insights.