Cadillac ELR

The Cadillac ELR is a range-extended electric luxury coupe, and the smallest car in the Cadillac lineup. It’s also one of the priciest, with a base price recently lowered to about $65,000. The ELR was launched for the 2014 model year to unimpressive sales, with fewer than half of the brand’s dealers opting to even carry the plug-in electric coupe. 

The ELR took a brief hiatus for the 2015 model year, but has returned with mechanical improvements for 2016, as well as that lower price. For those interested, dealers may still have leftover stock of the 2014 model, which will likely carry considerable discounts.

It’s unclear if the model will live on past 2016. The automaker has signaled that the ELR would not continue for a second generation, and it’s possible that executives pull the plug on the ELR faster than that.

MORE: Read our 2016 Cadillac ELR review

2014 ELR

At its launch, the ELR

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2016 Cadillac ELR Review

With the ELR, Cadillac attempted to redefine the idea of the personal luxury coupe—around plug-in capability, and an all-electric range that’s longer than most Americans’ daily commutes, plus chiseled good looks and one very plush cabin. The only thing missing, arguably, was a price tag set within the realm of sanity. At more than $75k, it was hard to make an argument for the ELR, even if you did your best to ignore the cachet of the Tesla Model S, or could see past the CLA45 AMG that would perform above and beyond and get better mileage on longer highway trips.

The brand may have sent a foul ball spinning into the bleachers, but it’s not yet willing to say that it struck out with the ELR. After sitting out the 2015 model year completely, Cadillac’s extended-range electric coupe (or plug-in hybrid) enters the 2016 model year with $10k price discount,

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Cadillac ELR Coupe

As with the Volt, a fully charged battery propels the car on electricity alone for about 30-55 miles depending on driving style and conditions. Once that all-electric range has been depleted, the ELR essentially turns into a variation of a regular hybrid. A four-cylinder gasoline engine works in concert with a reserve of battery electricity to power the twin electric drive motors. On rare occasions, the engine can directly power the wheels.

Like other Cadillacs, the ELR features an attractive cabin decorated in rich materials and dominated by the frustrating but sharp-looking CUE electronics interface. The cabin technically seats four people (as a Volt does), but the cramped rear seats are largely vestigial. Trunk space is also compromised. On the upside, the ELR looks like it just materialized out of the fanciful mind of a car designer, as its

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After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe.

The derivative of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was intended to sell at a higher price, to help recoup some of the development

... read more at: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1104021_r-i-p-cadillac-elr-what-went-wrong-with-luxury-electric-coupe

R.I.P. Cadillac ELR: what went wrong with luxury electric coupe?

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After a long and tortured development process and a short life, GM has quietly euthanized its Cadillac ELR range-extended electric luxury coupe.

The derivative of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was intended to sell at a higher price, to help recoup some of the development

... read more at: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1104021_r-i-p-cadillac-elr-what-went-wrong-with-luxury-electric-coupe

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