Wow, you never fail to conflate things and spin.
Prius was supported in the same way as the Volt. That was the point.
The money allowed the manufacturers to sell at a higher price than the would bare. So the money went to the manufacturers. No shit. But it went to them for building AND selling technology that society deemed valuable. So that was teh whole F'n point.
Stop your bitching.
"short cruising capabilities"?!?
The Volt has a gasoline engine and no limit on its "cruising capabilities". Fuck but you are dumb.