2014 Cadillac ELR First Review Green Envy Kelley Blue Book

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2014 Cadillac ELR First Green Envy

Based on Cadillac’s 2009 Converj the ELR is a plug-in hybrid sports designed to compete with the of Tesla’s all-electric Model S, the Panamera S E-Hybrid, and to a lesser the conventionally-powered BMW 6 Series. From the gasoline engine, to the 16.5 kWh battery pack, to the 154 kW electric the ELR shares the bulk of its powertrain GM’s mainstream plug-in, the Volt, though major and chassis components have specially tuned for the luxury-oriented


Green charms aside, the essence of the 2014 Cadillac ELR down to its interior and exterior In keeping with the theme by the Converj Concept, the ELR incorporates signature vertical lighting into angular-yet-aerodynamically sound where aggressively raked and rear glass are complemented by drag-reducing touches like a front grille with shutters and concealed door Together they yield a 0.30 coefficient of drag.

the ELR’s contemporary 2+2 cabin can be had alternative materials that from ultra-premium Opus leather to carbon fiber. If the of a 2+2 interior escapes you, know it takes the expertise of a contortionist to climb into and out of the rear seats.

Does it drive like a Volt?

Despite the fact Cadillac engineers managed to an additional 22 lb-ft of torque out of the EREV propulsion system, power increase is largely by the ELR’s extra weight. So performance is nearly identical the Volt and ELR, but that’s the similarities end.

For starters, developed a number of unique components for the ELR, including a strut front suspension to lessen the effects of torque (front-drive cars have a to pull left or right hard acceleration), a semi-independent suspension with a Watts for better stability in corners, and Damping Control that shock dampening every two according to the current driving Combined with proprietary low rolling resistance tires and a of active noise cancelling the ELR delivers a driving experience on par with other high-end coupes.

Cadillac ELR Electric Cars

Seeing as the EREV propulsion employs a gearless continuously transmission (CVT), the ELR’s wheel-mounted paddle shifters as the regenerative braking controls. Regen On Demand, the system the driver to supplement (or in some bypass) the brakes by converting momentum into stored During a 23-mile drive the California coast, we called the into action a mere times. This liberal use of On Demand also enabled us to an impressive 39 miles of pure driving range, exceeding estimate by three miles. times range from 4.5 using a 240V charging to 10.5 hours on a standard outlet.

With a charged battery and a tank of gas, the ELR delivers a driving range of around 300

Therein lies the potential breaker. If you don’t think of the ELR as more than an upscale Volt (we certainly don’t), its $75,995 starting price send you running for hills. because the ELR is essentially the amalgamation of two vehicles, its exclusivity factor rationalize its sticker price.

at the competitive set, the all-electric but limiting Tesla Model S in the low-$70,000 range, but, with the Cadillac, qualifies for up to in Federal tax credits on top of state and handouts. On the high end of the eco-minded the $100,000-plus Porsche Panamera S is eligible for up to $4,750 in federal plus any applicable state

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