Drive Electric with the Cadillac ELR Coupe

September 21st, 2015 by

Cadillac ELR CoupeCadillac drivers are used to being behind the wheel of high-performance vehicles with premium features and comforts. It is normal to be concerned that an electric vehicle won’t offer the same performance or amenities as other Cadillacs, but the ELR Coupe proves that there is no need to worry. The athletic chassis gives this coupe an energetic drive, and you can even add a sport package. In other words, it is easy to forget that the ELR Coupe is an electric vehicle until you look at the money you save on fuel.

The Electric Drive

The Cadillac ELR Coupe works with an electric drive system that includes a gas-powered onboard generator. The unique system will respond immediately so you simply have to press the accelerator to appreciate smooth and shiftless acceleration and instant torque.

Charging and Range

Each kilowatt takes you further in a Cadillac, and you can travel a full 40 miles on just one charge when using the electricity that is stored within the battery. When you combine the electric with the extended driving range, you will go 340 miles before having to refuel or recharge. Charging the ELR Coupe with a standard 120V outlet only takes between 12.5 and 18 hours. For even faster charging, have us install the 240-volt charging station and fill the battery in just 5 hours.

Driving Modes

The key to maximizing performance and efficiency in the Cadillac ELR Coupe is understanding the various drive modes. Tour Mode will optimize efficiency and comfort; Sport Mode will give you the best acceleration; Mountain Mode stores electric power for when you really need for inclines; and Hold Mode keeps your battery’s charge for whenever you decide to use it.

The team at Bill DeLord in Lebanon, Ohio, can help you better understand how to use the various modes to take full advantage of the Cadillac ELR Coupe’s performance when driving electric. Visit us to learn more or go on a test drive.

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