Cadillac Starts Shipping ELRs Early (w/video)
Although the Cadillac ELR was not expected to land at select dealerships until January of 2014, General Motors has announced that brand, plug-in Cadillacs are now leaving its Hamtramck, Michigan facility where the Chevrolet Volt is made.
The ELR shares much of the componentry with its sister car the Chevrolet Volt, but features a slightly more aggressive performance portfolio, as 0-60 is a tick quicker in ‘range extender mode’ at 7.8 seconds (the same in EV mode).
The Caddy also has a gaggle of extra interior/luxury features seen no where else…like a heated/cooled front cup holder with motorized cover.
All the specs on the Cadillac ELR, from $75,995 can be found here.
Along with some photos and a promotional video on the event (above), GM notes the following:
“The ELR luxury coupe is the first application of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology by a full-line luxury automotive brand. It blends dramatic design and industry-leading extended-range technology to deliver a driving experience that is sporty and environmentally friendly.
The ELR’s driving range, which combines battery-only electric power with a range-extending gasoline-powered electric generator provides total driving range exceeding 300 miles (480 km). The extended range technology is uniquely tuned for Cadillac in the ELR. Most daily commutes will require no gasoline and emit no tailpipe emissions.”
Cadillac now estimates the ELR will have an all-electric range of 37 miles, up from a previous number of 35 miles.