R.I.P. Cadillac ELR: what went wrong with luxury electric coupe?

Green Car Reports

After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe. Plug-In Hybrids Cadillac Converj plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric VehicleThe derivative of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was intended to sell at a higher price, to help recoup some of the development costs of the Voltec plug-in hybrid technology. But the small two-door.

Review: 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

One phrase sums up Cadillac’s 2013 Escalade Hybrid: No compromise. And you get the standard luxury of a Cadillac. Being a Cadillac, the Escalade Hybrid includes many luxury features as standard gear. View Cadillac’s exterior photo gallery of the 2013 Escalade Hybrid here.

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Cadillac Confirms It Will Bring Diesels Back To The U.S.

Green Car Reports

But except for one disastrous experiment decades ago, Cadillac has shied away from diesels in domestically-sold models. Currently, several German luxury automakers--including Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche--offer diesel models in the U.S. That attitude seems to be changing though. DON'T MISS: Diesel Car Guide: Every 2015-2016 Car & Fuel Economy

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Big Battery, More Electric Range

Green Car Reports

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM''s second-generation Voltec hybrid system. What wasn''t predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. That means. China Plug-In Hybrids battery pack Shanghai Auto Show Chevy Volt

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In: first drive of hybrid luxury sedan

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In will be a rare beast in the U.S.; fewer than 1,000 are likely to be sold each year. In many ways, that's a shame. This version of the CT6 large sedan is a worthy competitor among plug-in hybrid luxury cars, the rest of which will come from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. Its rated electric range of 31 miles is roughly. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Cadillac ELR A 'Disappointment,' Plug-In Hybrids For Most Models: Marketing Chief

Green Car Reports

When it was unveiled at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, the Cadillac Converj concept was widely lauded for its looks. That was likely the last time the car that became the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe won any praise. After an on-again, off-again, on-again history and a launch at the breathtaking price of $75,000, the ELR. sales Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

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$75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was 'Overestimate', Chief Marketer Says

Green Car Reports

The Cadillac Converj concept, a range-extended electric coupe design, debuted to favorable reviews in January 2009. That was pretty much the last time much went right for the car, which went on sale in December 2013 as the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Now Cadillac's head marketer has admitted that pricing the compact-sized coupe at $75,000 was. Pricing plug-in cars Prices Range-Extended Electric Vehicle

New Cadillac to introduce sensor fusion

Green Cars News

Keep your eyes peeled for the new 2013 Cadillac XTS – which will include the first application of a Driver Assistance Package from General Motors, using sensor fusion. general motors Green cars Latest news Cadillac Cadillac XTS General Motors green cars safetyThe new system uses heterogeneous sensors and positioning technologies to aid drivers in their efforts to avoid crashes by pinpointing road hazards. It is seen as a [.].

Ford Parodies Divisive Cadillac ELR Ad With 'Upside' C-Max Video

Green Car Reports

At least, that''s the answer if Cadillac''s "Poolside" ad for its ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe was to be believed. In an excellent parody of that very polarizing Cadillac Why do we work so hard?

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid To Be Imported From China To U.S.

Green Car Reports

Of the three vehicles using GM's newest hybrid system, we know rather less about the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid than we do about either the Chevrolet Volt or the Chevy Malibu Hybrid. But with first media drives of the conventional CT6 now published, we know a bit more than we did before. For one thing, while the various gasoline versions of. China Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars New Energy Vehicle

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: technical details revealed

Green Car Reports

The second-generation Chevrolet Volt is important not only as a high-volume plug-in hybrid, but also because components from its Voltec powertrain are designed to be used in other GM models. Last year, General Motors unveiled the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, with a powertrain very similar to the Volt's. Around the same time, it also unveiled the. Plug-In Hybrids Voltec Chevy Volt plug-in cars Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

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GM: Buyers Will Compare Cadillac ELR To BMW 6-Series

Green Car Reports

GM has offered one reason the Chevy Volt-based Cadillac ELR is so expensive, but it''s not the reason you might have been expecting. Priced similarly to Tesla''s Model S sedan, it''s logical to think that Cadillac may be angling for undecided cross-shoppers in the "green luxury" market. Instead, reports Wards Auto, GM thinks most consumers will

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2016 Cadillac ELR: More Performance, More Range, Lower Price

Green Car Reports

The specifications of the updated 2016 Cadillac ELR range-extended electric car were released this morning, and one big question has been answered. The luxury coupe will not use the revised Voltec powertrain that propels the new second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt on sale later this year. But it boasts better performance, slightly higher. Green Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Voltec plug-in cars

Tesla 'D' AWD Cars, Cadillac Electric Sedan, Audi R8 Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

See how the dual-motor Tesla Model S "D" can be quicker than its rear-wheel-drive counterpart and offer more range, learn about plans for a battery-electric Cadillac, and read about a possible plug-in hybrid version of the Audi R8 supercar. Today''s news is all about improvement.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Coupe: Free Home Charging Station Included

Green Car Reports

When the price of the 2014 Cadillac ELR range-extended luxury coupe was announced last October--it''s $75,995--the gasps and shrieking could be heard throughout the plug-in electric car world.

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Cadillac ELR Is Walking Dead (But May Be Great, Rare Used Car)

Green Car Reports

You almost have to pity the Cadillac ELR range-extended electric coupe: It's a very pretty car with luxurious appointments, but no one wants to buy it. And if the rumors that now-departed General Motors CEO Dan Akerson personally set its initial price at $75,000 are true, you have to wonder how it might have done if launched at a considerably. Green Converj Dan Akerson GM General Motors Range-Extended Electric Vehicle plug-in cars

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2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times

Green Car Reports

That's the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid, a version of the CT6 large luxury sedan from GM's luxury brand. While the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and the Chevy Malibu Hybrid rack up four-figure sales in most months, the third vehicle to use elements of that same drivetrain remains all but invisible in the U.S. The plug-in CT6 is the sole. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

2016 Cadillac CT6 Large Luxury Car To Offer Plug-In Hybrid Option

Green Car Reports

Cadillac continues on its decade-long quest to build and sell cars that will be viewed as equivalent to the best of the German prestige brands. To that end, it will introduce a new and larger rear-wheel-drive sedan next year, to be called the CT6. Now the company has confirmed that the CT6 range will include a plug-in hybrid model, supplementing

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2014 Cadillac ELR Software Gives Hints To Future Voltec Uses

Green Car Reports

General Motors'' Voltec drivetrain, the range-extended plug-in setup used on the Chevrolet Volt and the new 2014 Cadillac ELR, is among the most advanced drivetrains on the roads. That''s not to say there isn''t room for greater improvement though, and that''s exactly what GM is doing. In fact, as Charged EVs reports, there are far more differences

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2016 Honda Civic, Tesla Model X Range, Cadillac Start-Stop: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have details on the 2016 Honda Civic sedan, a range estimate for the Tesla Model X, and details on a new engine start-stop system that will appear on certain 2016 Cadillac models. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We updated our article on a 2016 Nissan Leaf appearing at a National Drive Electric Week event to clarify the updated. Today in Car News

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Ominous Sign For 2014 Cadillac ELR: Half Of Dealers Turn It Down

Green Car Reports

Sales of Cadillac''s ELR range-extended luxury coupe are. But that''s okay, since Cadillac hasn''t set itself huge targets for the Volt-based coupe. well, they''re not high right now. It''s a niche product, not a volume model.

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2014 Cadillac ELR: $75K Electric Coupe Gets Five-Figure Discounts, Already

Green Car Reports

Ask anyone interested in the Cadillac ELR to name their biggest bone of contention and they''ll say one thing: The price. At a shade under $75,000, it''s a good $40,000 more expensive than the car it''s heavily based on--the Chevrolet Volt. But if you walk into a dealer today and play hard ball, you could shave a five-figure sum off the ELR''s lofty

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Electric Car Price Guide, 'Greenest' Cars, 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have our updated electric car price guide, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's annual rankings of the "greenest" and "meanest" cars, and news that the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will be imported to the U.S. from China. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla says its autonomous-driving features will. Today in Car News

BMW i3 Lease Terms Emerge, Cadillac ELR Too, Both Pricey

Green Car Reports

For two of the newest kids on the block, the 2014 BMW i3 and 2014 Cadillac ELR, those price-gouging tactics haven''t arrived just yet. We''ve got used to seeing electric cars with temptingly low lease prices, in a generally successful effort to draw in buyers otherwise deterred by high purchase costs. Lease prices for each have surfaced in the last

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Cadillac's Volt-Based Converj Electric Car Gets Green Light: Exclusive

Green Car Reports

We've learned from an inside source at General Motors, a person close to the project, that the electric Cadillac Converj luxury coupe is now back in the GM product plan. Sometimes, like Lazarus, dead cars rise again. The Converj was recently approved for production by GM product executives. It will likely launch in 2013 as a 2014 model, though it

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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid: 30 miles of electric range, $76,000 base price

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first announced last year, but it won't go on sale until early in 2017. As that launch date draws nearer, we've learned more important details about the plug-in hybrid luxury sedan. When it arrives in the U.S. in Spring 2017, the CT6 Plug-In Hybrid will start at $76,090 (including destination). DON'T MISS. General Motors Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Consumer Reports Verdict: 2014 Cadillac ELR 'Priced Out Of Its League'

Green Car Reports

A Cadillac badge is only worth so much. The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is based on the Voltec system used in the Chevrolet Volt, but costs more than twice as much. And Consumer Reports thinks it''s just not worth it. In its first assessment of the car, magazine''s testers wrote that they suffered from sticker shock. Consumer

Cadillac increases use of structural adhesives and aluminum for lightweighting, performance and quietness

Green Car Congress

Cadillac is making greater use of structural adhesives and aluminum to reduce overall weight of the ATS and CTS sedans, contributing to better ride and handling and reduced cabin noise in both models. Cadillac use of structural adhesive and aluminum.

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What Do Tesla, Cadillac, Hyundai Have In Common? Owner Love!

Green Car Reports

And, surprising to some, not only luxury brand Cadillac and but Korean upstart Hyundai joined Tesla Motors Valentine''s Day may be over, but Americans are still in love. with their cars. According to market research firm Strategic Vision (via The Car Connection), the Tesla Model S electric luxury sedan is the single "most-loved car" in the U.S.

2016 Toyota Prius, Cadillac Diesels, Mitsubishi i-MiEV Vs VW e-Golf: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, the 2016 Toyota Prius is confirmed for a September reveal, Cadillac says it will sell diesels in the U.S. again, and we compare two electric cars: the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Volkswagen e-Golf. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2016 Toyota Prius will debut next month at a standalone event ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show, the. Today in Car News

Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes in two trims, standard and a Platinum Edition. All versions include innovative Cadillac technology to make the ride smoother. Cadillac Escalade

GM CEO: Cadillac To Take On Tesla, One Day--With Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, Perhaps?

Green Car Reports

CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News that General Motors will compete with Tesla Motors--"ultimately"--through its Cadillac luxury brand. It looks like the success of the Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan may be starting to get under GM''s skin. But, Akerson said, he remained unconvinced that battery-electric vehicles were "the panacea that

'Tree Huggers Don't Buy Luxury Cars,' Says Cadillac Exec On Electric Cars

Green Car Reports

According to a Cadillac executive quoted in The Detroit News a week ago, it''s someone who never buys luxury cars. So what IS a "tree hugger," anyway? That phrase leaped out at us from an otherwise pro forma article in which General Motors executives said the company''s sales hadn''t been affected by the ongoing ignition-key safety recall.

Cadillac prepares for launch of ELR range-extended hybrid

Green Cars News

Luxury carmaker Cadillac is to launch its first ‘range-extended’ plug-in hybrid, the ELR which will launch in selected US cities from January.

2014 Cadillac ELR Ad: What Does It Say About Who Buys Electric Cars? (Video)

Green Car Reports

Well, if this is the guy who''s actually going to buy a 2014 Cadillac ELR, there may be some interesting conversations to come with Nissan Leaf owners.

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2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Luxury Coupe To Arrive Late 2013

Green Car Reports

You may remember that last August, we broke the story that what is now called the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric coupe got the green light for production by GM's overlords. An abashed GM confirmed the story a few days later and released the name of the new model, known until then as the Converj concept car. Now, we learn via GMInsideNews that another

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Bentley Electric Car, Cadillac ELR Axed, California Electric-Car Sales: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, Bentley considers an electric car, General Motors admits the Cadillac ELR has no future, and California continues to lead the nation in electric-car sales. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature and video. Volkswagen now says it will postpone its annual shareholder's meeting. Today in Car News

2014 Cadillac ELR: Gorgeous, Too-Pricey Electric Luxury Coupe

Green Car Reports

Let''s get one thing out of the way up front: The 2014 Cadillac ELR is rather more than a "tarted-up Volt," in the words of more than one commentator. It''s a quiet, smooth, adequately powerful and very stylish coupe with a luxurious interior, and GM''s most advanced range-extended electric powertrain. On the other hand, it''s effectively a two-person

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Cadillac targets driving dynamics with plug-in hybrid

Green Cars News

It has been described as an upscale version of the Chevrolet Volt, and now more details have been revealed about the Cadillac ELR (pictured). The extended range electric luxury car will be placing a firm emphasis on driving dynamics, according to the company.

2014 Cadillac ELR Live Images: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Looking considerably more futuristic than the Chevrolet Volt on which its based, Cadillac unveiled its 2014 ELR plug-in hybrid at this week’s Detroit Auto Show. Borrowing heavily from Cadillac’s “French curve be damned” school of design. the ELR manages to progress angular design to the next level. It may be styled like the

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