PHOTO CAPTION: Interior of 2014 Cadillac ELR

Dave Kunz on Cadillac's ELR Luxury Electric Hybrid

KABC Channel 7 news reporter reviews Cadillac's Tesla Model S fighter, the ELR electric hybrid.

Published: 20-Jan-2014

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- America's oldest luxury car brand is getting greener. The new Cadillac ELR combines electric and gasoline, and also has a striking sporty appeal.

The new 2014 Cadillac ELR is very sleek, a two-door that looks like a high-tech sports car. But it's also an electric vehicle, able to get around on a battery charge for about 35 miles.

After that, a gasoline engine kicks in, keeping the juice flowing and allowing you to drive it anywhere you'd like.


Cadillac ELR Pre-production unit #1

Chevrolet IndyCar team drivers got first look of pre-production ELR #1 during tour of GM facility in Detroit.

2014 Cadilla ELR makes use of Extended Range Electric Drive found in Chevrolet Volt.

Todd Woody doesn't see the new Cadillac ELR offering much of a threat to Tesla's Model S, especially in terms of its EV-mode driving range.

Cadillac ELR is an electric hybrid with 35 miles or more of EV-mode driving range.

To improves reliability, shorten production time, and reduce costs, there are nearly 200 ultrasonic between the tabs of individual cells.


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