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Heads up Tesla Motors (TSLA +0.3%): General Motors (GM -0.6%) unveils the Cadillac ELR at the...

Heads up Tesla Motors (TSLA +0.3%): General Motors (GM -0.6%) unveils the Cadillac ELR at the Detroit Auto Show with reviews on the model's aerodynamic design and 207-horsepower engine coming in positive. Though based on the Volt engine, the ELR engine delivers more torque. Production starts in 2013 and the automaker should deliver to dealers sometime in early 2014. (Previous: Big plans for the Cadillac brand)
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  • AlphaCoils
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    Still not a true EV though... just another plug in hybrid. I'd like to see GM jump into EVs with both feet! Why not resurrect the EV1 but with lithium ion batteries? Surely that would be a leaf killer!
    15 Jan 2013, 10:16 AM Reply Like
  • elroy
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    Why would you want to move backwards and limit your driving range?
    15 Jan 2013, 10:31 AM Reply Like
  • tcbracing
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    GM is already killing the Leaf in sales and being an EREV gets the Volt HOV lane access like any EV.
    15 Jan 2013, 10:58 AM Reply Like
  • AlphaCoils
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    If it had a body the size and weight and aerodynamics of an EV1 and a battery more like a Tesla battery, I would wager the range would be well over 300 miles.
    15 Jan 2013, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • jf355
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    Another gas car with a little electric booster. Try to do everything and do nothing well. I'd be amazed if this took a single sale away from Tesla.
    15 Jan 2013, 12:04 PM Reply Like
  • tcbracing
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    Yeah, because Tesla is tearing up the EV Sales (even trying to skew the numbers)...

     

    "By most estimates, Tesla had sold around 700-800 Model S sedans going into December, and Tesla reconfirmed as late as mid-November that it would still deliver at least 2,700-3,225 by year’s end."

     

    "However, by the start of December, it seemed fairly obviously that Tesla would not be able to achieve sales of 2,000-odd units for the month. To improve results, Tesla then sent out emails early in the month to almost all reservation holders expecting delivery of their Model S in January (and some February) to “move up” their paperwork to log sales into December, regardless if the car did not actually get delivered in the month."
    http://bit.ly/Vh2UhD
    15 Jan 2013, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • weekendmoe
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    Heads up Tesla, here comes another hybrid with a tiny battery?
    15 Jan 2013, 01:23 PM Reply Like
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