Tuesday, November 10, 2009
General Motors Co. will expand its electric vehicle lineup by building the Cadillac Converj, a luxury car some feared would never move beyond the concept stage because of GM's financial troubles. I have to say this is one extended-range electric car that is spared from design faux pas committed by most 'Green Vehicles' out there.
The concept which won accolades at the 2009 North American International Auto Show features solar panels on a glass roof, rear view cameras instead of exterior mirrors, 21-inch tires in the front and 22-inch in the rear. The Converj will have the technology developed for the Chevrolet Volt being assimilated into it. This move will help GM meet consumer demands appetite for electric vehicles & at the same time cut production cost through the spread of EV technology. The converj is also aimed at strengthening GM financially as The Caddy badge carries a premium over Chevrolet.
"Cadillac needs as much excitement in its portfolio as possible, so I think it's a good strategy for them," said Rebecca Lindland, director of auto industry research at IHS Global Insight in Lexington, Mass. Those of you that has already planned to have on in your garage have to wait for 2 years after the Volt is launched.
Source : Detnews