Cadillac announces price of allnew ELR plugin coupe Los Angeles Times

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Cadillac ELR Electric Cars

Cadillac announces price of ELR plug-in coupe

Cadillac s ELR — based largely on the Volt — will go (GM )

had announced just how much you’ll need to buy its upcoming ELR

The all-new, two-door coupe start at $75,995 when it on sale in January. The front-wheel-drive is largely based on the four-door Volt, which General put on sale in 2011.


Like the Volt, the ELR uses an motor powered by a lithium-ion The Cadillac has an electric-only range of 35 which is three less the Volt. Once the battery is a 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine in to act as a generator for the battery.

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Cadillac disclose the ELR’s total saying only that it be more than 300 miles, and an 82 mpge (miles per gallon rating. The Chevy Volt has a range of about 382 miles, a 98 mpge rating, the automaker

The ELR’s battery will in about 12 hours using a outlet, or 4.5 hours using a connection.

The ELR has 207 total horsepower and 295 of torque. That’s a bump of 58 and 22 pound-feet of torque over the

Though the ELR’s nearly asking price is steep compared with the Volt’s entry fee, Cadillac to great lengths to stock its car the latest luxury gadgets.

Cadillac ELR Electric Cars

Standard equipment on the ELR includes CUE touchscreen infotainment and navigation LED front and rear lighting, departure warning, forward alert, and the brand’s “Safety Seat,” which warns the with vibrations of collision

ELR drivers will also be to select one of four driving touring, sport, mountain, and one lets drivers manually when to use the battery or the gas engine to the battery.

The ELR will also come paddle shifters similar to defunct automaker Fisker on its Karma. The paddles on the Cadillac allow drivers to use the car’s regeneration as a brake for the car, to downshifting in a normal gas-powered

Despite these high-dollar the $41,000 price difference the Volt and this new ELR may be a difficult for Cadillac, though a base Model S starts around

Many automakers are finding hybrids and electric cars a sell, forcing them to prices. Chevy had to do just with the Volt, cutting the starting price by $5,000 for the model year. Toyota the price of its plug-in Prius by at $2,000 for 2014, as competition the new Ford Fusion Energi and Accord plug-in hybrid up competition.

Nissan, Fiat, Ford and have all dramatically cut the prices of electric cars this to make them more to a car-buyer population that seems reluctant to make the to electric power.

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