Following the untimely news that the development of the upcoming Cadillac SRX plug-in hybrid was brought to a halt entirely, questions began rising almost immediately as to why the project was canned. As it turns out, a recent report has revealed that the program’s engineers and managers were not satisfied with the results coming from the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack.
Apparently, the all-electric range couldn’t even touch the minimum target of ten miles. That being the case, the decision to cancel the project in its entirety seems to make perfect sense. Additionally, The General’s engineers are currently developing a replacement to the stillborn two-mode hybrid system — one that will utilize several cues from the Chevy Volt — but we probably won’t see it until the middle of the decade in 2015.
Source: Green Car Reports