I applaud GM. The series hybrid is a very nice design and potentially much, much simpler mechanically, which should ultimately translate into lower purchase and maintenance costs. But the proof is in the pudding and $40K US? I'm from Canada and that usually translates into another 25% or so...and we don't have a huge EV rebate here (only a mere $2,000 provincial rebate where I live). At that price we won't see too many in Canada.