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Cadillac ELR: “Ready to Rumble” With Tesla?

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General Motors announced this week that the company would offer its dealers $5,000 to vigorously promote Cadillac ELR test-drives. In addition to the dealer incentive, GM will be handing dealers discount certificates for prospective buyers of the extended-range electric car that would mean $3,000 off the sticker price or lease deal. The Demonstrator Allowance Program, [...]

Cadillac ELR, ChargePoint Join Forces

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Cadillac and ChargePoint announced this week that the carmaker and electric charging station company would join forces. The fresh partnership will allow owners of the Cadillac ELR extended-range EV to use any charging station in the vast ChargePoint network. The network boasts 16,500 locations where ELR owners can replenish their lithium-ion batteries on 2014-‘15 models. [...]

EV Sales Growing Exponentially

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According to the latest data, global sales of electric cars have doubled each of the last three years, with more than 400,000 of the vehicles on roadways around the world. Scholars at a German think tank predict that the total could surpass the 1 million mark within two years. The Center for Solar Energy and [...]

Update: Cadillac ELR Facts, Raves, and Myths

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Reviews from experts and owners about the new Cadillac ELR are nearly unanimous in several areas; everyone agrees that GM “got it right” when producing an elegant, comfortable and drop-dead gorgeous range-extended EV. In fact, it is difficult to find a serious review, from amateur or pro, that has anything negative to say about the [...]

Cadillac Spices Up Offers on ELR Leases and Purchases

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Cadillac has rolled out more financial incentives on its new ELR range-extended EV for 2014. Now, even non-GM customers can avail themselves of upfront cash on lease arrangements and outright purchases of the car. There is now a $1,500 cash allowance for non-GM owners/lessees. Those funds can go toward the purchase or lease of any [...]

Cadillac ELR Update: Lease Info & Viral Ad

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Cadillac is keeping its ELR in the news with fresh lease information as well as a clever, quirky new advertisement. The carmaker is sweetening the deal for early buyers with a major perk, a free home-charging, 240-volt unit installed for free. For consumers who are more comfortable with a lease arrangement than a flat out [...]

Solar Concept Stuns Chicago Media

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Ford, Toyota and Cadillac concept cars are already drawing huge crowds at the ongoing Chicago Auto Show, which opened its doors to the public today. Green car enthusiasts, lovers of big vehicles, and sports car buffs are among the happiest attendees, gaggles of whom are packed around the hot new rides to get a peek [...]

Cadillac ELR: 2014 ‘Green Car Technology’ Award Winner

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Cadillac ELR’s “Regen on Demand” earned Green Car Journal’s ‘Green Car Technology Award’ for 2014. The regenerative braking system is used on the extended-range, electric Cadillac ELR. One unique aspect of the system involves steering-wheel paddles that allow a driver to create instant electricity without having to engage the brake pedal at all. ELR: Video [...]

Santa Goes Electric: Cadillac ELR Ready for Christmas

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GM has started shipping the Cadillac ELR electric range-extender car to dealers this week, in preparation for early 2014 sales to the public. The car features the same powertrain as GM’s Chevy Volt, with slightly different specs than its diminutive electric cousin. ELR offers 207 horsepower and a 16.5 kWh lithium battery. The 1.4-liter gas [...]

Green Superstars of LA Auto Show

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Several green cars were the subject of heavy media coverage this week at the LA Auto Show. The BMW i8 showed off its first-ever production model of the $135,000 super plug-in. Featuring a hybrid-electric powertrain, gullwing doors, and styling to die for, the i8 has lived up to its pre-show hype, and then some. Other [...]

Cadillac Reveals ELR Specs

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In conjunction with its appearance at this week’s LA Auto Show, the Cadillac ELR has some brand new specs, issued today by General Motors. The plug-in coupe can reach 106 mph, and zips from zero to 60 mph in just 7.8 seconds (using the range-extender engine). The newest Cadillac also offers 37 miles of all-electric [...]

Cadillac ELR Rolls Out in Jan. 2014

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GM announced pricing for its upcoming Cadillac ELR plug-in. Before a $7,500 federal tax incentive, the car will carry a sticker price of $75,995. Not yet rated for mileage by the EPA, Cadillac’s first-ever electric car can travel 35 miles on electricity alone. With its Volt-like backup engine, the ELR is able to traverse about [...]

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