Cadillac ELR Goes Through Chinese Patent Office

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Cadillac is growing fast in China and with Tesla dominating the headlines with a Chinese launch is clearly time to bring a flagship electric Cadillac to the Chinese market, hence the introduction of the forthcoming ELR to the Chinese patent office.

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As we always mention, the ELR’s Chinese registration could be a way to cover GM’s legal rear in case a local upstart decides to knock off the model for their own range. However, a debut in the patent office usually indicates that the car is China bound at some point in the near future.

The Cadillac ELR will be packing a 1.4L engine mated to an electric system to give it an impressive 207bhp and 400Nm of torque and a 0-100km/h time of 8 seconds and to continue on the good news theme – a range of 480km on a single charge and a full tank.

GM currently offers the Chevrolet Volt in China, but as an imported vehicle prices are high and sales are extremely low owing to a lack of subsidies available to imported new energy models.

About the author  ⁄ FrankF

Frank entered the automotive industry via his father's instructions. He grew up with cars around him, especially as his father was a major auto restorer, Frank's childhood was spent passing beers, tools and coffee to his father whilst he explained the ins and outs of engines. Frank now works in the Chinese car industry at a specific manufacturer.

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