Cadillac ELR gets price cut, faster 0-60 time

Today Cadillac announced they are decreasing the price of the 2016 Cadillac ELR by $9,000 bringing the price down to $65,995 before any tax incentives. Cadillac also made mention of other improvements over the previous model year ELR. For the 2016 Cadillac ELR, a revised electric drive system increases power and torque by more than… Continue reading Cadillac ELR gets price cut, faster 0-60 time

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Cadillac ELR saled expected to be around 3000/year

General Motors isn’t, and hasn’t in the past anytime, set a sales target for the Cadillac ELR. However, according to Automotive News, IHS Automotive analysts place ELR sales somewhere around 2,200 units in 2014 and closer to 3,000 units in 2015. Gm does insist sales will be higher than those estimates, but still isn’t willing… Continue reading Cadillac ELR saled expected to be around 3000/year

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Cadillac ELR is priced over $75,000

Today GM announced the base Cadillac ELR will be priced at $75,995. After the $7500 tax credit in the US, that brings the price down to somewhere around $67,500. Cadillac is also accepting reservations for the ELR. Original estimates from around the internet put the Cadillac ELR at around $50-$60 thousand, with wishful thinking at… Continue reading Cadillac ELR is priced over $75,000

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GM still convinced of premium pricing on the Cadillac ELR

It’s no secret that prices on electric vehicles have been falling lately. Earlier this month, GM lowered the MSRP of the Chevy Volt by $5,000, and BMW announced the i3 electric vehicle will start at $42,275 including shipping. Partly due to increased competition and lower battery tech costs, and partly to spur sales, manufacturers across… Continue reading GM still convinced of premium pricing on the Cadillac ELR

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2014 Cadillac ELR at Jay Leno’s Garage for a test drive

Jay Leno’s garage has received a 2014 Cadillac ELR – and he gets to drive it on the open road and test it out. Leno owns a Chevy Volt so he is more than aware of the inner workings of the ELR since it shares the same (but slightly modified) drivetrain. Check out the 15… Continue reading 2014 Cadillac ELR at Jay Leno’s Garage for a test drive

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First 2014 Cadillac ELR rolls off assembly line

Simona De Silvestro, IndyCar Driver, christened the first 2014 Cadillac ELR to roll off the assembly line at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant on Wednesday. The ELR is sceduled to go on sale early next year. The Cadillac ELR is based on the Chevy Volt extended range electric vehicle and uses a 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack… Continue reading First 2014 Cadillac ELR rolls off assembly line

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Cadillac ELR will be for sale at select dealerships

Similar to the Chevy Volt, Cadillac does not expect all 956 of its US dealers to sell the extended range ELR plug-in vehicle. General Motors will require Cadillac dealers to undergo specific ELR training and to purchase special equipment if the dealership wishes to sell and service the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Cadillac’s global marketing head,… Continue reading Cadillac ELR will be for sale at select dealerships

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Cadillac ELR will have paddle shifter regen selectors

The 2014 Cadillac ELR range extended electric vehicle will feature something GM is calling ‘Regen-on-demand’. By using paddle shifter style paddles mounted on the back of the steering wheel, drivers will be able to temporarily regenerate electricity and store it in the battery pack simply by pulling back on either the left or right paddle.… Continue reading Cadillac ELR will have paddle shifter regen selectors

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Cadillac ELR Preliminary Specifications

GM has released preliminary specifications for the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Following the ELR’s unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show in January, GM has released a comprehensive list of specifications on the extended range electric vehicle. The 2014 Cadillac ELR will enter production in late 2013, and will be available in early 2014. It is a… Continue reading Cadillac ELR Preliminary Specifications

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Cadillac ELR performance boosted compared to Volt

At the Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR received much of the buzz and was awarded the Eyes on Design award as Best Production Vehicle. The original concept was unveiled in 2009 and dubbed the Converj – that means it’s been a near 4 year process to get to this point. Tim Kozub is the… Continue reading Cadillac ELR performance boosted compared to Volt

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Cadillac ELR wins Eyes on Design award from Detroit Auto Show

Every year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Eyes on Design organization presents awards for the best concept design and the best production design. Vehicles are chosen based on the votes of an esteemed panel of actual car designers, and this year the best production vehicle design award went to the Cadillac ELR. The award… Continue reading Cadillac ELR wins Eyes on Design award from Detroit Auto Show

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2014 Cadillac ELR unveiled in Detroit

Cadillac has unveiled the Voltec powered extended range hybrid coupe called the ELR. The eye-catching car uses the same drivetrain as the Chevy Volt, but has more refined design, technology and performance to ensure it offers the additional quality of the Cadillac Brand. Originally presented in 2009 as the Cadillac Converj, many were concerned Cadillac… Continue reading 2014 Cadillac ELR unveiled in Detroit

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Cadillac ELR on a testing run in Southern California

Cadillac ELR in full camouflage, release is next week

The Cadillac ELR will be revelead January 15th at the North American International Auto Show, and to get the press buzzing, Cadillac has released an image of it in full camouflage driving through the mountains of Southern California during development testing. Cadillac ELR Chief engineer Chris Thomason says “Cadillac customers are going to enjoy the… Continue reading Cadillac ELR in full camouflage, release is next week

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Interior shot of 2013 Chevy Spark EV

GM Plans 500,000 electric vehicles by 2017, denies Spark EV is a compliance EV

General Motors will have up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 – that’s the word from GM’s top product development executive. Mary Barra also stated that the electric vehicles will focus on plug-in technology. “The plug-in offers a unique opportunity to change the way people commute,” Barra says.… Continue reading GM Plans 500,000 electric vehicles by 2017, denies Spark EV is a compliance EV

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Austin community works with GM on Volt testing project

A 700 acre community in Austin is taking part in a Chevy Volt test in an effort to consume less energy. The community, called Pecan Street, is also working with Sony, Whirlpool and Intel. 100 Chevy Volt range extended electric vehicles were offered to Pecan Street residents on a priority basis last September before the… Continue reading Austin community works with GM on Volt testing project

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