Early ELR Adopters Receive Free Charging Stations

TTAC Staff
by TTAC Staff
early elr adopters receive free charging stations

If you should become one of the early adopters who purchase a Cadillac ELR soon, the brand has announced that they will throw in a free charging station as a gift for paying $75,000 over the next 36 to 72 months for the luxury plug-in hybrid.

Normally, the 240-volt charging station would be installed at an owner’s home starting at $1,000, with financing available for installations between $1,000 and $3,499 spread over 24 months at 0 percent and $0 down, and 2.99 percent over 84 months with $0 down for installations above $3,500. The price range is determined after Bosch Certified Contractors look over factors affecting installation, including age of the home, location of installation, permits et al.

On top of the incentive, ELR owners will also acquire the services of their own ELR Concierge Representative, who will help their owner with information on battery care, home charging, service scheduling and other concerns regarding their purchase.

No word on when Cadillac will cease offering free stations, though the $699/month lease incentive for well-qualified consumers currently on offer will end on January 31 of this year.

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  • Mikein08 Mikein08 on Jan 29, 2014

    This thing is uglier than the north end of a southbound mule. And for $75k +/-, I'm buying a Lexus.

  • Alex Mackinnon Alex Mackinnon on Jan 30, 2014

    I'm a little disappointed they didn't change the drive train a little more, but I've been more than satisfied with how quick the Volt is so far. Coming from having a reasonably fast Mk2 GTI to a Volt was quite a large speed bump in the city. Not so much on the highway though... People have started hacking the systems though. Apparently you can force all the drive motors to engage simultaneously, which brings 0-100km/h down to 5.5 seconds. Sounds like there may be some interesting potential hidden in these cars.

  • Rudiger Rudiger on Jan 30, 2014

    This is a miserable deal. Quibbles about the price of the ELR aside, the Voltec 'charger' (EVSE is the proper term and it's the one with the coiled cord, not the Bosch) is widely regarded as a colossal POS. They're cheaply made (internal fuses are not replaceable) and there are lots of stories of them failing shortly after the warranty expires. Units made by other manufacturers, while slightly more expensive, have no such issues. On top of the that, the home installation 'deal' is a huge scam. The companies that contract with GM exponentially overcharge for installation. It's most definitely not 'free'.

  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Jan 30, 2014

    After reading so much trash talk about electric cars, I can hardly wait for the hydrogen debate to start. The fuel cell debate can wait. Meanwhile the only thing that will threaten the ICE is di-lithium crystals.