Today GM announced that the Chevy Volt will give 230 miles to the gallon! Wow! That is amazing, unbelievable and totally flabbergasting. My new 2010 Prius will be a clunker 10 years from now. What I like about the news is we and the world is slowly moving in the right direction – reducing dependency on oil. Of course, I am not sure if my true dream will come true, that of the Middle-east selling 1 barrel of oil free for every one you buy. The Middle-east has an unfair advantage in the world – they are rich because of oil – not human power, not intellectual power, not creativity but some natural resource available where they are. I recognize oil will still be required – all the other products that are manufactured that require petroleum, the big trucks and the tankers, etc but boy can I wait when oil is dirt cheap.