The Cadillac ELR Brings a Concept Car to Life

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Aug 20, 2011 • References: cadillac & gizmag
The recently announced Cadillac ELR will be playing the starring role of every auto enthusiast and car show fan's fantasy -- a concept car headed for production.

The Cadillac ELR is based on the Cadillac Converj, a luxury coupe that first hit in the scene in 2009 and drew attention for its extended range EV technology. The new Cadillac ELR will feature a four-cylinder engine generator, an electric drive unit, and a T-shaped lithium ion battery. The vehicle will be powered by electricity, so when the battery gets low, it turns on a gas powered generator that allows it to travel for a few more miles (also known as "extended range" mode).

As a car fan, it's always exciting to see a concept car make it to production. The Cadillac ELR is in development now and should release its first version to the public sometime in 2012. Stats for Lethal Luxury Coupes Trending: Older & Warm
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