But We Gave You a Free Card... ;)
Effective from April, Cadillac ELR buyers get a free ChargePoint card upon purchase of the $75,000 ELR.
"By providing a ChargePoint card with every ELR, drivers can immediately sign up for free and get access to ChargePoint’s network."
But what Cadillac fails to mention is that you only get the card, not free access to charging stations like Nissan offers on its under $30,000 LEAF.
So, for $75,000, Cadillac and ChargePoint are willing to toss in a card worth approximately $5. Thanks Cadillac.
Full press release below:
Cadillac and ChargePoint Bring EV Customer Luxury Driving Experience
World’s largest, most open electric vehicle charging network available to ELR drivers
NEW YORK – Cadillac today (2014-04-16) announced a partnership with ChargePoint, the largest and most open electric vehicle-charging network in the world. The collaboration brings Cadillac ELR drivers immediate access to more than 16,500 charging locations on the ChargePoint network.
The ELR electrified luxury coupe went on sale at the end of 2013. It embodies Cadillac’s Art & Science design philosophy, combining provocative design with progressive technology. All 2014 and 2015 ELRs include a ChargePoint Driver Kit in the owner’s manual, providing access to its 16,500 EV charging stations. Many are located where EV drivers work, eat, shop and play.
“ChargePoint is thrilled that Cadillac, a marquee brand in the luxury car industry, has developed an electric vehicle for its customers,” said Pasquale Romano, ChargePoint CEO. “With the ELR, Cadillac is helping drive the rapid growth of EVs by offering an innovative and premium vehicle. We are confident that as more EV options come out, more people will make the switch to electric.”
By choosing ChargePoint as a partner for the ELR, Cadillac ensures that car buyers know there is a robust charging network to support the growth of electric vehicles. The ELR has a total range of 340 miles and an all-electric range of 37 miles – which more than covers the average daily commute.
By providing a ChargePoint card with every ELR, drivers can immediately sign up for free and get access to ChargePoint’s network.
“We strive to provide Cadillac buyers with the highest level of customer care and ease of use for their vehicles, which is why we chose to partner with ChargePoint for the ELR,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, Global Cadillac chief marketing officer.
“ChargePoint’s large network with advanced technology ensures the smoothest charging and greatest driving experience for ELR drivers,” he said.
ChargePoint users have helped combat global warming by saving over 3.8 million gallons of gas and over 25 million pounds of CO2 emissions.