Cadillac revealed a new plug-in electric vehicle with a range extender at this year’s Detroit Auto Show in January. Prepared to go on sale in January of 2014, the new 2014 Cadillac ELR starts at $75,995, which is quite the pretty penny for what is more or less a far more attractive Chevrolet Volt with two doors cut off.
Powered by the same 16.5-kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motors, the 2014 Cadillac ELR also receives its range-extending assistance from the same 1.4L gasoline generator. Based on the performance of the near-mechanically identical Chevrolet Volt, the ELR is said to be capable of 35 miles of all-electric driving, or the equivalent of 82 MPGe, depending on varying conditions.
The 2014 Cadillac ELR can drive more than 300 miles on one tank of gas thanks to its setup, though official EPA estimates have not yet been released.
For full details, check out the press release here.
– By: Chris Chin