PHOTO CAPTION: Cadillace XTX Platinum would be platform for plug-in hybrid version.

Cadillac Said Given Go-Ahead on Plug-In Hybrid XTS

Goal is twenty miles of electric driving range on 8kWh lithium ion battery pack.

Published: 25-Mar-2010

GM has just unveiled a breathtaking luxury sedan concept car powered by the 2-mode plugin hybrid drivetrain. This appears to be the final resting place of the powertrain that was first intended for the Saturn VUE.

The vehicle showcases Cadillac’s new top-of-the line Platinum series, and is considered a luxury sedan of the future.

“The XTS Platinum concept is the next expression of Cadillac’s Art and Science execution philosophy, reflecting our drive to deliver the latest innovations in the most artful manner,” said Bryan Nesbitt, Cadillac general manager. “We envisioned this concept as an automotive personal headquarters, using advanced technology to enable new levels of connectivity and luxury.”


Hyundai BLUE-WILL is plug-in hybrid concept car.

The car's lectric power, stored by a Lithium Ion Polymer battery pack, is neatly bundled with the fuel tank under the rear seat to maximise luggage space.

Pictured is earlier Velozzi concept car intended for Progressive Automotive X-Prize

Velozzi intends to create a new and more efficient, environmentally friendly, way of mass-producing vehicles, using modularity and lightweight materials.

Chevy Volt battery pack cost could be reduced by reducing warranty requirements, argues Plug In America..

Group responds to Obama Administration auto task force conclusions about economic viability of Chevy Volt and comparable plug-in cars.


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