The North American International Auto Show is where you should be at if you are a motorhead, and this is the platform where the 2014 Cadillac ELR was unveiled. The 2014 Cadillac ELR is a sleek luxury coupe that will boast of Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology, where it is said that the driving range exceeds 300 miles, thanks to merging pure electric driving and an efficient, range-extending generator. Cadillac also claims that majority of your daily commutes will not require any gasoline, and also pump out, well, zero emissions to keep the earth happy.
The energy stored in its 16.5 kWh lithium-ion battery is said to offer up to 35 miles (56 km) of pure electric driving, depending on terrain, driving techniques and temperature. You can opt to juice up the ELR’s battery via a 120V electrical outlet or a dedicated 240V charging station, either way would work, and the 2014 Cadillac ELR requires around 4.5 hours to juice up to its maximum via a 240V outlet. Needless to say, like all electric cars, the time required also depends on the outside temperature. [Press Release]