Cadillac has announced the ELR will go into production at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in 2013. It will be built alongside the Chevrolet / Holden Volt and Opel / Vauxhall Ampera.

Cadillac has revealed new details about the 2014 ELR.

Set to go into production at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in 2013, the ELR will be built alongside the Chevrolet / Holden Volt and Opel / Vauxhall Ampera. It will be the first two-door Cadillac to be assembled at the plant since the 1999 Eldorado.

According to GM North America President Mark Reuss, "The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology. People will instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its distinctive, signature look and true-to-concept exterior design."

Cadillac also revealed the model will "advance the design theme" of the Converj concept and feature an electric propulsion system with a lithium-ion battery, an electric drive unit and a four-cylinder engine-generator. It will run primarily on electricity, but the petrol engine-generator will activate to recharge the batteries when they are low.

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