I suspect Jay Leno will be one of the first to pick one of these up. Since he drives a Volt now as his daily car (or at least the last time I checked) I wouldn't be surprised to see him upgrade to this.
Indubitably. Then perhaps the 2014 Volt will have automatic shutoff too. I wonder if, when plugged plugged in, the vehicle will begin charging after an automatic shut-down.... the ELR apparently has a timer and shuts down after 2 hours in park. I know we've had several folks here that accidentally left it on all night - and since the car won't charge if plugged in after it's already on, they didn't get charged, and did use gas. So the addition of a timer is interesting.
They really could have prettied up what's under the hood with some plastic engine covers like many other car companies do (like lexus)The engine compartment looks so similar to the Volt. Other than the locking cap on the Battery Coolant which I suspect is no longer needed to satisfy the NTSB (or general hysteria about battery fires).