In every sense of the term, the Cadillac ELR1 is an unprecedented work of technology. Under the hood, an advanced electric-drive propulsion system features an onboard, range-extending, gas-powered generator. This affords the driver the instant torque and smooth, shiftless acceleration of electric drive, while keeping gas power on reserve for extended journeys. In addition, dual-side paddle controls provide regeneration on demand, putting energy back into your battery while slowing you down. Simply get in, press the Start button, and the first 35 miles2 of your trip will run fully on electric power. If you need to go farther, the range-extending, gas-powered generator will seamlessly extend your range up to 300+3 miles. With this advanced propulsion system, the ELR definitively asserts its status as a bold leap forward for Cadillac, both inside and out.
The propulsion system aboard the Cadillac ELR uses advanced technology to combine electric and gas power.