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After announcing its intent to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama.

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After announcing its intent to go forward with a production version of the fetching Converj concept more than a year ago, all has been pretty quiet on the Cadillac ELR front – until now. We burn for this kind of drama.

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2010 Cadillac SRX 2.8T – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevrolet Orlando concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevrolet Voltec CUV design patent – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevrolet Voltec CUV design patent – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Vauxhall / Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery

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General Motors realizes that it will need to get the cost of its Voltec drivetrain down in order to stay competitive and allow it to more easily be integrated into other, differently-sized vehicles. Since the battery is the most expensive part of the system, that's where the focus on cost-cutting will go. Among the approaches GM will take for the third generation of the pack, according to the head of its Opel/Vauxhall operations Nick Reilly, is the use of a smaller battery that will not have the

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Opel Flextreme GT/E Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Opel Flextreme GT/E concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevy Volt going through a shake test as part of its durability evaluation - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Chevrolet Orlando concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

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