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2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac wowed crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009 when it unveiled the Converj concept. At a time when hybrid vehicles were boring and electric vehicles induced range anxiety, the luxury brand's exciting new concept was a plug-in, extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) that promised sexy sheetmetal, a luxurious interior and a worry free range in excess of 300 miles. It was, as GM's Bob Lutz said at the show, the "Cadillac of electric vehicles." Unfortunately, GM's financial turmoil at the time left little hope the Converj would ever see production. But this industry is full of sur... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L I4, 154 kW Motor
Power:
207 HP / 295 LB-FT
Transmission:
Single Speed
Base Price:
$75,995
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    Cadillac ad boss is happy controversial Poolside TV ad created debate
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    Remember Cadillac's controversial commercial for it ELR plug-in hybrid? Did you find it provocative? If so, that's a good thing according to the brand's advertising director, Craig Bierley. First aired during NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony, the minute-long spot returned to the tele again this weekend, bookending the Academy Awards on ...

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    Almost half of US Cadillac dealers say no to ELR plug-in hybrid
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    If you've got $75,995 (or so) burning a hole in your pocket and a hankering for the new Cadillac ELR, you'd better call your local dealer before you burn up shoe leather and gasoline to head down there. According to a report on Edmunds, only about 56 percent of the brand's 940 dealers have signed up to carry the premium plug-in hybrid. As much as we'd ...

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    Cadillac confident attitude will attract the elite to ELR plug-in hybrid [w/video]
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    Cadillac is not going to pull any punches when it comes to promoting its plug-in hybrid ELR. In the real world, the company is showing off the Wreath And Crest's coupe with Chevy Volt technology at exclusive events with "groups whose members are affluent, green-minded and have an appreciation for design and innovation," says Automotive News. That ...

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    Expensive Cadillac ELR at least comes with free Level 2 home charger
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    "But wait, there's more!" Anyone who's watched late-night television is familiar with the telltale phrase of a spokesman looking to reel in a potential customer who may otherwise be disinterested in what's being advertised. Now, General Motors, faced with selling the first Cadillac extended-range plug-in vehicle to a public that may find it rather ...

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    Cadillac ELR regen on demand brakes win 2014 Green Car Technology award
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    Just like the Oscars, Green Car Journal decided a few years ago to up the number of nominees for its annual award. For the annual "Green Car of the Year" award, given out at the Los Angeles Auto Show each year, there are five finalists. For the "Green Car Technology" award, there are a fantastic ten. At the 2014 Washington Auto Show today, the Cadillac ...

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    2014 Cadillac ELR leases for $699 a month
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    Most Autoblog readers thought the $75,000 price tag on the 2014 Cadillac ELR was too high. If you can't swing the MSRP all in one go, how does a lease price of $699 a month sound? That's the amount that Cadillac is offering on the official ELR website, with some caveats, of course. First off, it appears that this lease price is for just for "current ...

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    Cadillac starts shipping 2014 ELR plug-in hybrid to dealers
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    Cadillac dealers will soon receive deliveries of the all-new 2014 ELR extended range electric luxury coupe. Shipments started from General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck facility this week, and initial deliveries will take place after the first of the year. As with the Chevy Volt before it, all dealers receiving the 2014 ELR have been specially trained and ...

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    Cadillac ELR vs. BMW i3
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    A day before the Los Angeles Auto Show press days, I enjoyed the rare opportunity to drive both the Cadillac ELR luxury EREV and the futuristic BMW i3 EV (with optional extended range). Both are distinctive looking, technically fascinating and fun to drive, and both are clearly aimed at upscale EV intenders. Yet they are totally different. Think of ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Cadillac ELR
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    Cadillac wowed crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in 2009 when it unveiled the Converj concept. At a time when hybrid vehicles were boring and electric vehicles induced range anxiety, the luxury brand's exciting new concept was a plug-in, extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) that promised sexy sheetmetal, a luxurious interior and a worry free range in ...

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    Official: Cadillac partners with Saks Fifth Avenue for limited-edition ELR
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    There's no softening the blow with this one – this is the limited edition 2014 Cadillac ELR Saks Fifth Avenue Edition, and it costs $89,500, including $995 for destination. The special model, limited to just 100 units, is part of a holiday season collaboration between Cadillac and luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue. In addition to the ELR, there will ...

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    Report: Cadillac considering more electric cars, Elmiraj business case gaining popularity
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    Cadillac's electrification isn't likely to stop at the $76,000 ELR coupe, according a report from TheDetroitBureau.com. Speaking to Cadillac's global sales boss, Bob Ferguson, a successful ELR will likely lead to a larger, even more upscale offering than the Volt-based two-door. "I could certainly see a larger vehicle, something even more luxurious," ...

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    2014 Cadillac ELR priced from $75,000* [w/poll]
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    Anyone who thinks the Chevy Volt is expensive is not going to like this news. In fact, anyone who wants plug-in vehicles to succeed is probably not going to like how the just-announced base price for the 2014 Cadillac ELR electric luxury coupe will give ammunition to anyone who says these kinds of cars are too expensive. We'll cut to the chase: the ELR ...

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    Report: GM CEO Akerson calls out Tesla, says Cadillac will compete on EVs
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    Cadillac will be taking on Tesla Motors, the underdog EV manufacturer that's seen heaps of critical acclaim and stock market buzz with its most recent sedan, the Model S. "If you want to compete head-to-head with Tesla, and we ultimately will, you want to do it with a Cadillac," Dan Akerson, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, told media in ...

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    Cadillac ELR could be GM's true halo car, especially among the young
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    In a state where many residents are known to do anything to appear younger, General Motors' Cadillac division will also look for the veritable fountain of youth for its ELR extended-range plug-in. Cadillac is counting on California, the state with easily the most cars in the US, on helping to push the brand's reputation away from its cushy-riding, ...

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    GM employs advanced welding technology to keep Cadillac ELR's battery together
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    General Motors' Cadillac division has always prided itself on its super-quiet cars, so the General's promotion of its "ultrasonic" welding technique for the upcoming ELR extended-range plug-in may or may not make sense, depending on how you define the term. In this case, GM says the ultrasonic welding allows machines to put together metal electrode tabs ...

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    Cadillac emphasizes sportiness, 'engaging driving dynamics' of upcoming ELR
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    Cadillac is mounting big-old 20-inch wheels on its 2014 ELR extended-range plug-in that is debuting early next year, but the General Motors division is doing a lot more than that to make sure the 4,000-pound car stays steady on the road. Cadillac says the ELR's suspension will adjust 500 times per second to minimize body roll and maximize vehicle ...

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    Video: 2014 Cadillac ELR whirs into Jay Leno's Garage
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    While Jerry Seinfeld was gallivanting around LA with Sarah Silverman in a Jaguar XKE, our favorite car-loving comedian, Jay Leno, was checking out the all-new 2014 Cadillac ELR. Set to go on sale later this year, Cadillac brought its ELR to Jay Leno's Garage to show off some of its styling and technology as well as give Leno some seat time in the ...

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    Official: First Cadillac ELR rolls off the line
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    Gearing up for the Belle Isle Grand Prix this weekend, General Motors invited some of the Chevrolet and Cadillac racecar drivers out to its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. While there, the racers – including IndyCar Driver and Chevrolet Volt owner, Simona De Silvestro – witnessed the very first 2014 Cadillac ELR to roll off the assembly ...

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    Chevy Volt, Cadillac ELR could get downsized three-cylinder range extender
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    Three may be the magic number for General Motors and its effort to cut both fuel use and weight in its next-generation extended-range plug-ins, both the new Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR. GM, along with its China-based vehicle-development partners, may build a three-cylinder gas-powered range extender for the two plug-ins, Edmunds says, citing industry ...

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    Q&A: Larry Nitz says GM "committed to electrification as a long-term journey"
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    Anyone who still doesn't believe that General Motors is serious about advanced technology in general, and vehicle electrification in particular, hasn't yet learned that post-bankruptcy GM is a very different company run by different people with a different set of priorities, most of which we would all applaud. One clear sign of this was the company's ...

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