According to the peak oil playbook, my vote for a Volt wasn't supposed to even be possible. Once upon a time, peak oil was supposed to stop mankind's ability to mitigate against it, sort of a vicious catch-22 spiral of doom, less oil, less means to mitigate, meaning less crude, meaning less means to mitigate, etc etc.
There's no "peak oil playbook." Possibility is not the same as widespread use. Peak oil was not "supposed to stop mankind's ability to mitigate against it." There's no "catch-22," just a "catch".
So when peak oil happened, and a company like GM was still able to complete the testing of the Volt, and its construction, distribution and sale, and it turns out to be quite a decent, non crude powered car? Add it to one of the 7 reasons.
Testing, construction, and distribution is not the same as mitigation. And we'll have to wait for sales to see what happens.
Of course it was. It is funny in hindsight, that people would often confuse peak oil with die off, but it was once quite common. Of course, some of the authors of those sorts of silly ideas are no longer in the peak oil sales business, and it is obvious why when long timers such as yourself think their ideas are now funny. Nothing worse for someone who thinks of themselves as being a serious thinker to be laughed at by those who once worshipped at their feet.
Of course, it wasn't. You just want to make it appear that way. Even Hubbert referred to nuclear energy at the end of his report, and only because he did not experience significant resource demand from BRIC, etc.
The "authors of those sorts of silly ideas" were never in the "peak oil sales business." Look up reports from the U.S. military, Lloyd's of London, Deutsche Bank, the German military, BP, Shell, and others for details, if not comments made by officials of Toyota, economists of HSBC, etc.
Finally, given that you are only interested in giving melodramatic views of those who question the use of EVs in light of peak oil, I see no more reason in discussing this issue with you. So off you go in my "ignore"