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Cadillac Converj Plug-In EV Gets Green Light for Production in 2013

Posted By Molly Cotter On August 16, 2011 @ 10:30 pm In Green Transportation,News,TransportationTuesday | 2 Comments

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Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj [1]luxury coupe has been approved for production – again. After wowing the crowds at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2009, and enduring an on-again off-again release deal [2]with General Motors, the sleek sports coupe will be Cadillac’s first plug-in electric sedan [3], and on top of that, the fastest!


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Inside sources are optimistic that the coupe is back in the GM production plan for good and will most likely be launched as a 2013 and a 2014 model. Based on the same platform as the Chevy Volt [4], the Converj will feature an updated version of the extended-range electric powertrain that allows it to travel 40 miles on a single charge without fuel. This update will also include faster acceleration.

Many say it’s about time Cadillac steps up their plug-in game. The brand’s sole electric vehicle [3] is still the 2011 Escalade Hybrid, not exactly the paradigm of green transportation, nor the ideal gateway vehicle for those looking to transition. With the Chevy Volt, the most fuel-efficient compact car in the US almost completely sold out this year, and other luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi preparing to carry multiple plug-in options [5], Cadillac has the opportunity with the Converj Coupe, to find its place amongst the innovative electric vehicles while still remaining the classic luxury brand.

Via Green Car Report [6]


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[1] Rumor has it, the Cadillac Converj : http://inhabitat.com/?attachment_id=288792

[2] release deal : http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/03/cadillac-converj-killed/

[3] plug-in electric sedan: http://www.inhabitat.com/transportation

[4] Chevy Volt : http://inhabitat.com/gm-reveals-the-chevrolet-volt/

[5] plug-in options: http://inhabitat.com/mercedes-benz-introduces-ultra-sleek-f800-plug-in-hybrid/

[6] Green Car Report: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1064793_cadillacs-volt-based-converj-electric-car-gets-green-light-exclusive

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