I believe the electric car is a real product of the future. I think the series system is better than the parallel. However, Telsa motors has shown that the Lithium Ion technololgy is viable but still expensive. I don't think GM is going to come close to the $30K (ops, just announce $35k) for the Chevy Volt unless they sell at a loss. Toyota has announced it is sticking with the proven Nickel Cad.