But while I readily concede that in your rarer situations, a Leaf is a better fit, you just constantly ignore my posited more common scenario, in which a Volt is an arguably a better fit. I acknowledge that other situations/viewpoints exist. Why don't you acknowledge my situation, and acknowledge that my scenario is way more common than yours?
I cannot acknowledge that your scenario is way more common because in my experience it's not. I presented my situation (much to SanDust's distaste) simply to show you that this forum, where one can find a number of members doing more than I on the sustainability front, it not like other places in cyberspace. I hoped to shift one of the endpoints - to expand the cone of awareness to include new opportunities.
If I wanted a new vehicle for my daily commute for the next couple of years, I only need 30 miles round trip range. A Leaf would be more efficient and less expensive than a Volt (but down here in the land of drought, the motorcycle has them both beat). If I decide to expand my commute to 80 miles one way, I'd still use a Leaf and recharge at the far end because zero tailpipe is important to me. If I somehow forgot lessons learned earlier in life and opted for an 80+ mile commute, I'd stay with my biodiesel VW due to it's higher fuel economy, roughly zero carbon footprint for fuel, and significantly lower price of admission. Ditto for long trips - like the number I've made in the past coast to coast. Bottom line (in case it's not clear yet) I have yet to see a scenario where a PHEV would be a better fit than my current EV/biodiesel combo.
It simply seems to me that some are going out of their way to present the Volt in as perfect light as possible while also suggesting that others that value a pure EV are somehow deficient in brain matter. And this is a viewpoint with which I simply do not resonate.