GM: Not Making Hybrid a 'Mistake'

Although Geguzis hopes to see the Volt on the road by the end of 2010 as promised by GM executives, he says that he's frustrated more fuel-efficient vehicles aren't on the road now.

"Don't let perfect be the enemy of good enough," he said. "Come 2010 there will be several companies coming out competing with the Volt. The thing that I will be looking at the most is: Which one can I drive totally petroleum free? ... That's really the omega for me."

Former NASA engineer Phil Toney, another active GM-Volt member who goes by Nasaman on the site, flew to New York just for the event from his home in DeBary, Fla.

"When I discovered Lyle's site, I was thrilled that GM was going to do a complete turnabout and be totally out," Toney said. "I can't think of anyone that's ever done that before."

For all of GM's talk about openness, however, a lot of questions were ultimately answered with "I don't know."

"There's still a lot of unknowns," an executive said from the stage to a New York man who asked about the car's pricing. "We don't have an answer. This is a technology that's never been tried before."

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