You make the unproven assumption that the Chevy Volt has a future and will ever sell a significant number of units at a profit.<quoted text>
Development costs are to be spread over several years of production.
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.
Someone else is likely to produce a useful electric or natural gas or hydrogen car, ending the future for the Volt.