GM considering Cadillac version of the plug-in Volt hybrid

We reported yesterday that GM is working on a small 4-cylinder Cadillac sedan for the U.S. by 2010. But that’s not the only ‘green’ model coming from Cadillac.

According sources that spoke with Automotive News, GM is considering a Cadillac model that will share Chevrolet Volt’s plug-in hybrid technology. There is no confirmation whether Volt’s plug-in hybrid system will find its way into an existing Cadillac model or a brand-new dedicated model.

Either way GM will try to extract 40 miles on electric power alone just like the Volt. GM insiders say that Cadillac buyers are more likely to accept a steeper price, seeing as the Volt is expected to come in around $40,000 anyway. The car is expected to hit the market in late 2010 as a 2011 model year.

Cadillac’s Provoq Concept was capable of 280 miles on hydrogen and 20 miles on pure electricity for a total 300 miles.


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