Cadillac will build electric vehicle to be known as ELR
Shown first as a concept at the North American International Auto Show, the striking Cadillac Converj electric car is coming to showrooms.
Powered by technology similar to the Chevrolet Volt’s, the mass-produced luxury coupe will be an extended-range electric vehicle called the ELR. The drivetrain consists of a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. It uses electricity as its primary source to drive the car without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions.
When the battery’s energy is low, the ELR seamlessly switches to extended-range mode to enable driving for hundreds more miles. Production vehicle details and prices are still unannounced, but industry rumors suggest posh appointments, a close approximation to the initial concept design and a price tag in the mid $50,000 range.
No one’s talking yet about when ELR will reach showrooms.
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