As many of you know, Jay Leno had the ELR on his show for a complete 15-plus minute video.
His guests to explain the car were none other than Director of Advanced Design,
Frank Saucedo, and Vehicle Chief Engineer Chris Thomason.
Notice Leno says he likes the no range anxiety at around 6:09 compared even to the long-range Tesla Model S electric car. He also likes the liquid cooling over the Leaf.
GM’s people called it an E-REV, despite previous statements that the marketers would not. Jay called it a plug-in hybrid, but one that does not look like a veggie burber” like other hybrids do, in his view.
Nope, the American-made ELR, with its 0.305 cd, and modeled on the Converj, is as real as genuine hamburger … or is this Cadillac a steak, and the Volt is a hamburger?
Not sure, but despite sporty styling cues including 20-inch wheels, Leno emphasizes this a car for high mpg, or MPGe, as the case may be.
He also says this is “the future” given that the ELR is ready for CAFE 2025 and beyond.
When asked what “ELR” stands for, Leno is told it means “absolutely nothing.”
That’s one interpretation. Others may say the ELR stands for GM’s next E-REV.
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