For those that can afford to buy a Cadillac ELR, you’ll find it packed with technology and latest in environmental efficiency. The ELR better be a home run since it cost $5000 more than the Tesla Model S
If General Motors do decide to purchase Tesla in 2014, it will only in hanse the advanced technology that exists in the ELR. The Cadillac ELR started with the basic ideas behind the Vault and the electric engine that drives the car and once the battery is a depleted a generator on board recharges the cars batteries so you can continue to drive without any range anxiety for over 300 miles.[su_pullquote align=”right”]For those that can afford to buy a Cadillac ELR, you’ll find it packed with technology and latest in environmental efficiency.[/su_pullquote]
Underneath that sculptured brilliance and the $75,000 base price lies over 20 years of general motors engineering. The advanced mechanics in this vehicle like the Vault qualify it for a $7500 government tax credit. Depending on where you live you could see considerably more taken off of the price, when you add in state and local tax credits.
The 2014 Cadillac ELR is front-wheel-drive and has the equivalent to 157 hp in ev mode and 181 hp in extended range mode. The large t-shaped battery array that runs down the cars spine and across its rump will power the vehicle somewhere around 30 miles on electricity alone.
The 0 to 60 time is a .2 seconds and although the ride is a little noisy the interior is flushed with leather. Roof seats and the latest in technology include vibrating seats to warn you of driving errors and the Cadillac queue system is built to interface with all modern technology.