GM Planning to Build another Vehicle with Electric Powertrain

GMGeneral Motors, a leading automaker, has been planning to use its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant for the development of an electric Cadillac ELR, reveals a latest report. The announcement regarding the same was made today at the Detroit’s SAE Convergence conference by Mark Reuss.

Reuss is the GM North America President, who has informed that the new vehicle is based on the same electric powertrain of extended-range, which was used by Chevrolet Volt. Also, the Cadillac Converj concept has been used, which was used in the vehicle launched at the North American International Auto Show in 2009.

The plant is already responsible for the production of the Volt and is ready for the manufacture of the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala as well. Now, almost $35 million is being planned to be spent on the luxury coupe.

The same has been thought to be put for production in late 2013, as per the report. However, the company is not planning for any additional jobs to 160 salary employees and 1,400 hourly workers at the 27-year-old plant. The new vehicle would be known for its signature look as well as true-to-concept exterior design.

Reuss adds, “The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology”.