Every hater basked in the Volt losing $49K per car, like there were executives of Exxon or something. However, the calculation is well overblown and misguiding. That figure takes into account the $1.2 billion invested to create the technology! Of course putting that R&D dollars used to discover the product is going to create a deficit. HOWEVER, if you take that out of the question: GM nets $7K-19K on each model sold. That is only off the base, add extras and they make more. Most new like the cell phone, PC etc showed deficits the first year when you considered the R&D costs. The Volt is a step in the right direction and everyone liberal and conservative should embrace it!