GM Unveils Electric Cadillac


Cadillac Converj Concept

GM was heavily criticized during the “Big 3 Bailout” ordeal for making enormous gas-guzzling vehicles, especially during the time when people were dumping their giant vehicles in favor of fuel-efficient autos.

GM has finally taken note and responded by showing an electric-powered Cadillac concept car at the Detroit Auto Show.

The Cadillac Converj Concept has a thermally managed battery pack containing more than 220 lithium-ion cells that provide the primary power to drive the Converj electrically up to 40 miles without using fuel or producing tailpipe emissions. They are branding their new technology Voltec. The Voltec electric propulsion system is made up of a 16-kWh battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator. When the battery’s energy is low, the vehicle seamlessly switches to extended-range mode. During this secondary level of operation, electricity needed to power the vehicle is created on-board by a flex-fuel-powered engine that operates much like a home generator to create electricity.

Even though this is just a concept, we are very excited by this news. We love the look of this concept and would also be thrilled to see the recently re-designed Cadillac CTS as an electric car. That would be fantastic.

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