says it will badge Cadillacâ€™s version of the Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle the ELR.
The auto maker says development of the model, based on the Cadillac Converj Concept car, is â€śmoving forwardâ€ť but that it wonâ€™t have details on performance, price and market timing until later.
Unlike the Volt, the ELR is a 2-door coupe, not a 4-door sedan. The name was selected to indicate the carâ€™s electric propulsion technology, while remaining within Cadillacâ€™s 3-letter â€śinternational naming convention,â€ť GM says.
â€śThe concept generated instant enthusiasm,â€ť Don Butler, vice president-Cadillac marketing, says in a statement. â€śLike other milestone Cadillac models of the past, the ELR will offer something not otherwise present â€“ the combination of electric propulsion with striking design and the fun of luxury coupe driving.â€ť