According to the official statements, the new ELR luxury coupe will be the production version of the Converj show car presented at the Detroit Show in 2009, and will feature a “true-to-concept exterior design”.
The ELR will advance the design theme of the Converj while featuring an electric propulsion system made up of a T-shaped lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator.
It will use electricity as its primary power source to drive the car without using gasoline or producing tailpipe emissions.
When the battery’s energy is low, the ELR seamlessly switches to a gasoline-powered electric generator to allow hundreds of additional driving miles. The lithium-ion battery will be built at GM’s Brownstown Battery Assembly plant in Brownstown, Mich.