General Motors wants us all to know that when the 2014 Cadillac ELR arrives at dealerships "this winter," it'll be the world's first electrified vehicle to feature full LED exterior lighting.

Why the focus on LEDs?  Well, here's what Martin Davis, ELR exterior lead designer, says:

"LED lights last much longer and use less energy than traditional halogen bulbs used in most vehicles.  Beyond the beautiful design interpretation, using LED lights fits with the ELR’s environmentally friendly character."

While the ELR will be the first electrified vehicle to boast full LED exterior lighting, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class actually beats it to the overall punch.  The completely redesigned S-Class features 500 LED lights and absolutely zero conventional bulbs (inside and out).

But the S Class isn't electric, so perhaps Cadillac still retains some bragging rights.


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