Chevrolet has opened the order book on its Volt range-extender hybrid - and confirmed a price for the car: $41,000 (£26,400) minus tax credits.
The Volt will be initially available to Chevrolet customers in California, New York, Michigan, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey and Washington DC, with initial deliveries due to start before the end of this year.
GM says the $41,000 price will come down to as little as $33,500 (£21,500) once a federal income tax credit is applied - although the credit does vary between $0 and £7500 (£4500).
The firm is also to offer the car on a three-year lease scheme from $350 (£225) per month, after an initial $2500 (£1600) payment. Again, though, these figures will rise if the is not eligible for the full $7500 tax credit.
GM claims the Volt has a range of around 340 miles, and is offering an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on its battery pack. It is also including five years of OnStar vehicle connectivity as standard.
The European version of the car, the Ampera, is not due on sale until 2012. Sources say that GM Europe is likely to keep its price under £30,000 in the UK - but not by much.