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Get Ready: LA Auto Show and SEMA Coming


The LA Auto Show is getting ready to open its doors to the media on Nov. 18, and to the public on Nov. 21. Having built a reputation as the “greenest” of all major auto events, this year’s show is set to present no fewer than 30 world debuts during Press and Trade days Nov. [...]

‘Refreshed’ Cadillac ELR Will Debut in LA


Officials at Cadillac announced this week that an updated version of the range-extended EV would be unveiled at the 2014 LA Auto Show, which is open to the public from Nov. 21 to Nov. 30. In addition to exterior and interior changes, the 2016 ELR will offer new engineering as well. Industry insiders say the [...]

2016 Volt Update: GM Breaks Silence


GM executives revealed more details about the upcoming, second-generation Chevy Volt this week, noting that the new model will feature upgrades all around, which presumably includes more electric range. Larry Nitz, GM’s director for powertrain development, said that Volt drivers have historically driven about 66 percent of their miles in electric mode, while a full [...]

Huge End-of-Year Discounts on Cadillac ELR


Dealerships that sell the electric Cadillac ELR are offering discounts that exceed $13,000 before state and federal tax incentives. Most of the price-cutting sellers are on the East Coast, and the major discounts began showing up in June. Combined with other incentives, it is now possible for buyers to acquire GM’s elite EV for about [...]

Cadillac ELR: “Ready to Rumble” With Tesla?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]

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