GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant will get a $35 million investment to build the Cadillac ELR, a luxury coupe that uses the Chevrolet Volt’s gasoline-electric drivetrain.
Automotive News reports that the announcement was made by GM North America President Mark Reuss at an SAE Conference in Detroit. The ELR will bow at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show resemble the Cadillac Converj concept. With the Voltec powertrain in use, performance and range statistics should be similar to the Volt, while providing Cadillac with a reasonable facsimile of a Tesla Model S or Fisker Karma competitor. But hey, plug-in cars count for more than regular cars under CAFE (but not as much as a pure EV) so why the hell not?