This year’s Detroit Motor Show has proven to be an exciting affair, with many major auto manufacturers unveiling plug-in electric and fuel-efficient vehicles. Not willing to be showed up by the Chrysler 200c, General Motors unveiled the Cadillac Converj, a CTS Coupe concept based on the same platform as that of the Chevy Volt. A fully-electric Cadillac? You bet!
The Cadillac Converj is an extended range vehicle that is based upon the Volt platform, which means that it is capable of driving for 40 miles on a single charge without using a drop of fuel. If required, a small gas engine will power the electric motor to extend the range up to 400 miles. The exact details of the production vehicle are unknown, so the finalized battery packs and engine capacity will likely vary.
It doesn’t surprise us to see the Volt’s platform being used in pretty much everything that GM makes these days – it is their great green hope and you can expect to see other vehicles being adapted to use it. The Converj will not be available anytime soon, but you can expect something similar within the next 5 years.