No one ever said a peep about "early adopters" until after things started going bad, which is precisely why I asked the question prior to that. All along, Volt had been presented as a mainstream contender right out the shoot. Nothing would need to be modified, simply just ramp up production in the second year. The second generation talk is fallout, not part of the plan. That's due to the way you portray the upgrade. It's not a fix. Even with Prius at it's worse, it still delivers higher efficiency than any non-hybrid under the same conditions. It also improves efficiency on longer drivers, something Volt owners consistently gloss over. .