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Cadillac combines plug-in power
with American luxury in ELR

Detroit Free Press, by Nathan Bomey

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/15/2013 10:57:22 AM

Plug-in power meets traditional American luxury today as General Motors reveals its Cadillac ELR, a battery-driven coupe based on the same technology in the Chevrolet Volt. GM´s investment in the Volt, estimated at more than $1 billion, will now include the iconic luxury brand. The unveiling is scheduled for 10:05 a.m. at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center. The ELR catapults GM into direct competition with luxury electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model S and Fisker Karma. It could also lure environmentally conscious luxury buyers who have previously favored Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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Bare-bones Volt is a complete bust, apart from purchases made by the government. GM solution? Build a luxury version for use by higher-level government functionaries looking to "make a statement."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: arcady, 1/15/2013 11:07:11 AM     (No. 9117616)

Great news!... for the government workers and their union cronies that get them...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Calico Al, 1/15/2013 11:08:46 AM     (No. 9117620)

Complete with tow bar to tow deisel generater for charging Battery every 35 miles.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/15/2013 11:49:21 AM     (No. 9117728)

Oh, what a pack of lies. GM did not invest a single dime in that fiasco called the Volt- the American treasury was robbed point blank by the union thugs supporting the socialist Democrat and that money piled into the junk science of the Volt! The car is such a disaster they can hardly give them away. But, profit is meaningless to a company that gets a free grab any time it wants from the American tax payer´s pockets. I would not buy a GM product now if they were the last vehicles anywhere. I´d rather take a bus- only if it was not a GM product!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/15/2013 11:54:47 AM     (No. 9117740)

The Tesla Taxpayer 500 and the Karma Green Subsidy 525 will be dust collecting reminders of Obama waste in 12-18 months. In just 2 months, Energy Secretary Chu will be back on some California campus, still proclaiming that the $94 billion he gave to Obama´s cronies for green failures was a success. His successor, an environmental justice type, will hopefully be stripped of such funding by the debt ceiling negotiations. But not before she purchases 2,000 to 3,000 of these expensive, chauffeur driven Cadillacs for every Obama appointee.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rosewater, 1/15/2013 12:27:04 PM     (No. 9117811)

Cool, a coal powered Cadillac

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Reply 6 - Posted by: hot coffee, 1/15/2013 12:55:40 PM     (No. 9117878)

We´ll see more Cadillacs bursting into flames than in a mob movie.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: realrep, 1/15/2013 12:57:19 PM     (No. 9117882)

Any ideas as to what ´ELR´ stands for?
Electric Lousy Rutfinder

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Reply 8 - Posted by: schnapps, 1/15/2013 3:39:31 PM     (No. 9118252)

Let me explain. GM invested $1 billion in the Volt, and the American taxpayer "invested" $40 billion in GM.
Feel better now?

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