Only three more weeks after today, then it's onto a new schtick. I'm open to ideas on what cars to showcase...
2014 Cadillac ELR (introduced in 2013). I honestly don't know what to make of this. On the one hand, it's a Government Motors. Additionally, while it's considered an "electric" car, it has a range under 50 miles - that's not a range, that's a novelty. Once depleted, there's a 1.4L I-4 that keeps it going (as an on-board generator). For nearly $60K.
Is it surprising GM is killing it in 2017?
The single biggest problem I have with these types of vehicles is expressly that they make the entire genre look bad. The stated electric-only mileage on the Cadillac page is a whopping 40 miles. Adding in the generator brings the range to 340 - less than my RAV4 gets. At more than twice the MSRP of the RAV4. Oh, and charging time is 5 hours if you have a 240V service - and from 12 - 18 hours if it's standard 120. So, basically, you can drive to and from work - providing you're close - then spend all night charging back up.
File under "not ready for prime time," please.
That is all.