In both ads, the man has to explain to the aliens that the Volt is electric, but when it has to go further, it uses gas. That is, in effect, the way a plug-in hybrid works. Plug-in hybrids differ from a regular hybrid in that they are charged overnight via an outlet to enable them to run a significant distance (more or less) without any gasoline at all.
When that battery power is discharged, they turn into a regular hybrid, until they are recharged via an AC outlet again at night.
Ad #1 can be seen in the sidebar and is titled, "Come on," as it ends when the man's wife emerges and the aliens act --- suddenly --- more interested in her than in the car. "Come on!" Ad #1 is called "Who told?" as at the end the man tells them not to tell any other aliens about the Volt technology, when another alien craft lands. "Who told?"
Hopefully, for those wanting back into the HOV lane, GM will make no mistakes --- and get new Volts into California ASAP.