Development costs are to be spread over several years of production.<quoted text>
Development costs are real costs, particularly when sales do not follow.
Using even your math, the Volt costs $32,000 to manufacture, leaving no possibility of profit.
I know you right whiners don't get it but many people do understand or need to reduce our oil usage & greenhouse gas emissions.
As more & more electric cars are sold, production costs will come down.
Again, you demonstrate a lack of business knowledge.