I wonder if this will affect the Vauxhall Ampera launch?
I reckon that now people are more or less comfortable with the concept of a hybrid car, GM could have tapped into some of that demand. Because Prius sales seem pretty healthy! But they were so careful to ensure consumers realised it is 'not a hybrid'...
The overheating charge cords was an early problem that has been corrected with a beefed up cord. In the serious cases with scorching and melting plastic, the cord was plugged into a gang outlet, or something else between it and the outlet. A practice the cord's label warns not to do.
I'm hoping future Volts will get the hold button in the Ampera. It puts to car into hybrid mode to save EV range.
GM claims to be coming out with a less expensive Cruze hybrid.
They already have Amperas on hand for the European launch.