General Motors have recently announced that the company has finalized the plan for the production of the 2014 Cadillac ELR and that the production of this vehicle will begin in the later parts of 2013.
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a luxury coupe with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. This vehicle is currently considered as the more luxurious sibling of the Chevrolet Volt. Given its proposed setup, this vehicle is expected to provide either similar or more benefits to buyers than what the Volt did.
Although General Motors has decided not to divulge the specs and other information about the upcoming 2014 Cadillac ELR, some of the company’s high ranking officials provided a lot of hints about the vehicle as well as their main reasons why they are planning to produce such.
Mark Reuss who is the current president of GM North America was even quoted stating that the 2014 Cadillac ELR is one of the proofs that the company is committed to provide more electric vehicles and other similar advanced technologies into the market to provide a lot of benefits to consumers.
When asked to provide a short description about the upcoming vehicle, Reuss has refused to provide a detailed set of information. He only assured that the company’s consumers would easily recognize the 2014 Cadillac ELR since the vehicle flaunts Cadillac’s signature and distinctive look.
But aside from the hints provided by Mark Reuss, General Motors has also provided an official statement and this has summarized a few important points about the ELR. Based on the company’s statement, the 2014 Cadillac ELR will most likely be using the design theme that was seen on the Cadillac Converj. This will also feature an electric propulsion system which is composed of an electric drive unit, a 4-cylinder engine that will act as a generator, and a T-shaped lithium-ion battery.
Given the components enumerated earlier, the ELR will most likely be introduced as a vehicle which is powered by electricity. Since the ELR does not consume gasoline when running, the vehicle does not emit harmful gases. In the event that the energy stored on the ELR’s battery goes low, the vehicle’s engine will kick in and serve as its generator and allow the vehicle to cover hundred miles more.
The production of the 2014 Cadillac ELR will be handled by the company’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant. But before that, the facility will be getting an advance investment of $35 million investment to finance the starting production of the ELR.