Electric Cadillac Converj Wins Concept Car of Year Award

The Converj utilizes GM's Voltec extended-range electric drive system.

Published: 24-Jun-2009

Cadillac won the award for the most significant concept vehicle for the second year in a row as its Converj extended-range electric car took the top honor at the 2009 North American Vehicle of the Year ceremony Tuesday.

See also EV World's Cadillac Converj slideshow

The Converj, which uses the same powertrain layout as the Chevrolet Volt that goes into production next year, also won the Best Specialty Concept award as the vehicle with the best use of significant and advanced new technology.

GM created the Converj to show environmentally friendly electric vehicles can also provide the style and features luxury buyers want, said Dave Rand, General Motors’ executive director of advanced global design.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

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