Chevy Volt in your future? Do the math

At $40,000, the Chevy Volt will be a pricey ride when it first rolls out in California, Washington, D.C. and Michigan this November. Before you sign up on the unofficial "wait list," check out Treehugger's astute take on whether it's really worth it to snap up the Chevy Volt.

We'd urge you to take a look at the entire article, laying out good reasons for and against purchasing this way-cool electro-car. But the bottom line? Compared to a more practical $22,500 car, even with the $7500 tax rebate, it would take you 16.6 years for the extra $10,000 you spent on the Chevy Volt to pay for itself.

Now we're thinking it might be a good idea to wait for version 2.0. You can always recognize the pioneers: they're the ones with the arrows in their backs.

Via Treehugger