According to a report by The Detroit News, General Motors Company has decided to put the Cadillac Converj plug-in hybrid into production. Sources told the publication that the production Converj was included in a presentation made to GM’s board of directors on November 2. A date for its debut has not been set.
A Cadillac spokesman declined to comment on the report.
When GM came out of bankruptcy on July 10 with $50 billion in federal aid, executives said that there were no plans to build the Converj plug-in hybrid. However, Bob Lutz, one of the biggest supporters of the Converj project, said that the production model would closely resemble the concept.
Refresher: Cadillac Converj Concept is powered by a Voltec-system along with 4-cylinder engine that produces 161-hp with a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft. The Converj can travel up 40 miles on battery-power alone. Top speed is rated at 100 mph. GM says that it takes less than 3 hours to recharge the battery at 240V and about 8 hours from a 120V outlet.
Cadillac Converj Concept:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Detroit News