Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cadillac ELR

Cadillac has confirmed the development and production of the new ELR, an extended-range electric vehicle based on the prototype Converj Concept. At first, it uses a technology similar to those already known Ampera and Chevrolet Volt. What do you think? Leave your comments, the most interesting magazine published in the Highway.

If you prefer, debate the news in our forums. General Motors Group continues to develop its technology for extended range electric vehicles. The Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera have been the first, but after they will come many more. One of them is the Cadillac ELR, the production and development have recently been confirmed by the U.S. firm.

The Cadillac ELR is the final name of new vehicle. Its prototype origin lies in the Converj Concept, presented at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Thus, Cadillac car poses aggressive lines, with a coupe style marked the final fall of the roof and the interior is configured for four occupants in the 2 +2 layout.

Early reports indicate that electricity is the main source of energy that drives the Cadillac ELR. An electric motor 'drink' of the electrical energy stored in a lithium-ion battery in the shape of T. When this energy reaches a limit, remember that, for safety and durability, the battery can never fully discharged-into operation a gasoline four-cylinder that acts as a generator.

Thus, autonomy is extended to a handful of mile ... logically to exhaust the available amount of fuel in the tank. For now, have not announced specific details and technical specifications of ELR Cadillac, but will certainly not differ much from those anticipated in the Converj Concept.

In this prototype featured a pack of batteries with liquid cooling that could be loaded into any 240V outlet. After some three hours, these batteries would be charged. As the electric motor, it had an output of 120 kW (around 163 hp) and a constant torque of 37.8 mkg. In one hundred percent as power, autonomy is estimated at about 65 km, while the extended range or total should be around 600 km if we turn to the data being considered at present the Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera.

A system for recovering energy when braking and deceleration also contribute their bit in the important chapter of efficiency.

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