After surmounting amounts of evidence that the Cadillac Converj plug-in vehicle program was making a comeback, Cadillac’s media team has proceeded to officially announce and confirm that Caddy is indeed once again working on such a vehicle. Only difference is that it will not be called the Converj; instead, the wreath-and-crest brand opted for the name ELR in order to keep with their ongoing three-letter naming scheme.
Officially, the ELR will utilize a T-shaped lithium ion battery that will be used to electrically propel the vehicle until it runs out of a substantial charge, at which point a four-cylinder gasoline generator engine will provide the energy onward. Sound familiar?
Details on what kind of performance we will see, pricing, place of assembly or official launch time frame is currently being kept under wraps. However, reports have indicated that the ELR will most likely be launching in 2013.