I agree with this assessment. I own the car, so, I want it to last a good long while. The engine needs to run regularly to keep everything up to snuff. GM's solution is the bare minimum. Since I rarely am all-electric on most days, it runs every day I drive, so, no worries.Personally I think its wise to at least every month drive just on gas for 10 miles or so or until the engine temp. is 200 F or so. Even from a cold start the 2016-17 Volt will consume only a quart of gas or even less, with current prices thats easily less the a buck.