Cadillac ELR News

By Brad Berman ·
August 04, 2017

Honda Clarity Electric Goes On Sale in California and Oregon

The all-electric version of the 2017 Honda Clarity started arriving in dealerships in the past few weeks. The full-size sedan, which is only available in California and Oregon, leases for $269 a month for 36 months with $1,999 due at signing. The all-electric Clarity can travel 89 miles on a single charge. That puts Honda in the unfortunate position of introducing an EV with a driving range significantly lower than the new generation of electric cars.

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By Brad Berman ·
December 11, 2015

Cadillac: No More Dedicated Electric Models

“We need to walk away from a dedicated [electric] model,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac’s marketing chief last month. “I think it will end up where all-wheel drive is today. Buyers that want it will tick the box.”

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By Brad Berman ·
April 16, 2015

General Motors Drops Price on Cadillac ELR and Spark EV

General Motors announced this week that it’s dropping the price of the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid by $9,000 and the Chevrolet Spark Electric by $1,500. Cadillac said that the 2016 ELR will sell for $65,995—compared to the previous price of $75,000. The lease pricing for the Spark EV is reduced to $139 a month—for 39 months with no deposit at signing.

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By Brad Berman ·
April 03, 2014

Cadillac Recalls 2014 ELR Luxury Plug-In Hybrid

The 2014 Cadillac ELR is being recalled for an issue with its electronic stability control (ESC) system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, software for the car's electronic stability control system may inhibit certain ESC functions, and fail to alert the driver that ESC is partially or fully disabled.

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By Alysha Webb ·
February 26, 2014

Cadillac ELR Is Selling Nationwide, But At Only About Half of Dealerships

The Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury vehicle is popping up in dealerships nationwide now. But before you head out to your closest Caddy dealer to take a test drive, make sure it is one of the stores that has chosen to carry the electric vehicle.

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By Brad Berman ·
January 20, 2014

Comparing Lease Prices on Luxury Plug-in Cars

The availability of low monthly leases for the most popular electric cars—commonly $199 a month or less—has lowered the price barrier to EV adoption. But based on emerging pricing information about leasing a BMW i3 or Cadillac ELR, leases for luxury plug-in vehicles are unlikely to take much sting out of high sticker prices.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
October 21, 2013

Cadillac Showcases ELR's Noise Cancellation Technology

General Motors wants you to know that it went to great lengths to make sure its Cadillac ELR extended range luxury electric coupe, based on Volt drivetrain technology, doesn’t feel any different when you’re driving on electricity versus gasoline. To make absolutely sure, Cadillac engineers refined the ELR's active noise cancellation system that not only monitors the speed and noise from the gasoline range extender, but uses microphones throughout the car’s cabin to detect and zap unwanted noises from the car and the outside world.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
October 14, 2013

2014 Cadillac ELR Range-Extended Luxury Coupe Priced at $75,995

Cadillac announced on Friday that its upcoming 2014 ELR range-extended luxury coupe will sell for a cool $75,995 when it hits the market in January. The price includes a mandatory destination charge of $995. But the figure does not include taxes, title, license, and dealer fees—or reduction in total cost from federal or state purchase incentives.

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By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield ·
September 24, 2013

Cadillac ELR Is a Luxury Car First, Plug-in Second

While the Cadillac ELR is built on the same gasoline range-extended plug-in electric architecture found in the Chevrolet Volt, the video from an exclusive preview event in West Hollywood last Friday shows that the ELR is all about luxury features and gimmicks. GM hopes to appeal to a new segment of plug-in buyer.

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By Alysha Webb ·
August 19, 2013

Cadillac Wants Plug-in ELR to Enliven Brand, Especially in California

In January, Cadillac will begin selling the ELR extended-range electric vehicle—which utilizes the same drive system used in the Chevy Volt. It will be launched “virtually nationwide,” said David Campbell, a General Motors spokesperson, but California will figure prominently in the marketing plans for the Cadillac ELR. “We see the ELR as part of our strategy for coming back to ascendancy in California,” Melody Lee, director of brand reputation and strategy at Cadillac told PluginCars.com.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.