I recently signed the "list" as a prospective buyer for the upcoming GM Volt. Having only owned one GM prior and none since based on that ownership, I have owned either Toyotas or VW's since then and never looked back. I hope that GM is genuine in its' desire to r&d, produce and support the new Volt. Getting a whopping 40 miles out a "charge" sounds disingenuous. If the car isn't able to do more than that in an additional 2 yrs, what have we gained? An overpriced toy it appears. I am pretty sure that if GM can't improve on the "40 miles" on the single charge, many people on this list will not buy it either. We have put people on the moon, robots on Mars, seen the edges of space with the Hubble....can we please get more than 40 miles???