The Chevy Spark is out, another electric vehicle, priced under the Nissan Leaf, and the Chevy Volt.
There is, or was, a Leaf and a Volt in my neighborhood. I saw them on walks in the evening. I don't know the owners, I think the Leaf people moved. A neighbor told me he talked with the lady Volt driver. Loves it, absolutely in love. She does about 20-30 miles every day around town for what she believes is 15 cents worth of electricity. The lady owner said she had not used any gas for about 6 months but was going to run the engine the next few trips because she was afraid it would go bad in the tank. (in case you don't know, the Volt goes about 30 mile on "E", then you switch to gas and go all day like any other car)
A couple months ago I went to the state house to meet legislators and ask them to vote down the ALEC bill that would make wind energy less attractive and I met one who owns a Chevy dealership. He was ranting about the Volt, Chevy made him buy some to sell, he hates them, people want big cars he said, big as you can get, and ask me how would I like to only get a few miles and be on foot. I said not true, your volt goes all day and what I really want is a Tesla, which goes 200 miles on a charge. OH shit he was mad, "god damn Tesla, you better buy it fast, they are almost bankrupt, be gone in a few weeks". I will email him this weekend with the news Tesla is doing so fucking good they paid off $450 million government loan 7 years before it was due, a $10 million dollar profit for the US taxpayers. 450 and 7 and 10, love those numbers. Also I'll ask him how it feels to be part of the solution, selling both the Volt and Spark?