Going green is the big trend these days and car manufacturers are jumping onboard however they can. Chevrolet, smart, Tesla – they all want to capitalize on the next major revolution in automotive technology after hybrids – but Cadillac is taking the idea of saving the earth to beautiful new heights.

The ELR is a sleek new coupe from Cadillac built on the same Voltec platform as the Chevy Volt and features a 4 cylinder, 1.4L generator, pushing the car from 0-to-60 in eight seconds. The T-shaped lithium ion battery will get you from point A to point B, but in the event energy levels drop too low, the ELR will switch over to “extended-range mode”. That should get you an extra few hundred miles to the nearest gas station — er…power outlet.

Originally announced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, Cadillac has started production on the ELR recently and will announce more information, including release date and pricing, at a later time.

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