Cadillac has confirmed that it will produce an electric car.
The 109-year-old company said it will make the Cadillac Converj Concept, a luxury coupe with extended-range electric technology. It will be sold as the Cadillac ELR.
The ELR will run on an electric propulsion system made of a T-shaped lithium ion battery, an electric drive unit and a four-cylinder engine generator. Electricity will be the primary power source of the car, although when that runs low a gas-powered mode will enable driving for hundreds of additional miles.
Cadillac did not divulge specifics on the car's performance level or how similar it will look to its conceptual predecessor. But Ed Welburn, GM vice president of global design, said the car will be unmistakeably Cadillac.
“There’s no mistaking it for anything but a Cadillac," Welburn said in a press statement. "An aggressive, forward-leaning profile and proportion showcases a uniquely shaped, modern vision of a personal luxury 2+2.”
Pricing and availablility have yet to be announced.
Cadillac will debut another new concept car this Thursday, prior to Sunday's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Carmel, Calif.
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