Well maybe if so many of them weren't so smug about driving one, people wouldn't get pissed at them. Nobody gives a crap how many MPGs you get or how much better you are since your car doesn't emit as much exhaust. Quit acting as if you're better than me because we have two trucks. It just so happens that I love both of them, and there will always be a place for a truck or SUV in my garage no matter how high gas prices go up.
And this goes for all future Volt drivers as well. Don't be smug about it. Don't show off your cars. Don't tell people how awesome you are because you don't use gas. No matter how awesome the Volt is, we do NOT want the same thing that's happening to priuses to happen to Volts.
However, if a prius driver decides to argue that his or her prius is better than your Volt, then go ahead and rub the "no gas" thing in their face.