A better example of where electric vehicle technology has to aim is found in the Nissan LEAF. Not hybrid, pure battery power. It still has its shortcomings, but it is on the market in a much better price point.
I'm not so sure I'd buy a Volt or LEAF new, really like to see how they fare on the used market. Meantime, I'll take a secondhand gasoline clunker - reuse is recycling, right? And if someone clobbers your clunker on the highway, you're only out $50!
I came across http://www.mrsharkey.com a while ago, and read about his experience with a converted 1981 VW Rabbit. He says that an electric is a great second car; and he still has a gas/diesel vehicle for heavy loads, long trips, or when the snow gets too deep.
With that in mind, there is a business that could reshape itself against a growing electric car market: rentals. Think about it.