I've been somewhat surprised at the number of Volt 2's I see here, despite the loss of the stickers. There's been a few that got in under the wire and had them, but the vast majority I see don't. I think people realize it's a pretty good, flexible car even without the perk, although it's still too expensive. I concur with your <sigh>, but at least there's a much higher percentage of small CUVs rather than hulking truck-based SUVs (those you call BROD-class) in the mix these days.
Yeah. BRoD aka Battering Ram of Death to me == full-sized guzzler SUV that weigh over 5000+ lbs and are usually sub-20 mpg combined. Most of them also have terrible accident avoidance capability via terrible handling and brakes.
I just shake my head and am disgusted when I see so many of those running around driven solo and/or w/minimal passengers and cargo. It blows my mind further when I see brand new ones running around, like the solo-driven Yukon XL I saw today w/dealer placards still.
From http://media.gm.com/dld/content/Pages/n ... l-2016.pdf
, in the month that 787 Leafs were sold in the US, these GM BRoD were sold in the US.
Escalade ESV 1,199
Yukon XL: 2,518
The ESV, Suburban and Yukon XL are extended length versions, so they're even longer and heavier.
That's over 16K units! Then there are BRoDs from other automakers. Disgusting.