Just when it seemed the production of the Cadillac Converj was guaranteed, GM pulled the plug on the Voltec-based Plug-in Hybrid, claiming that in it’s current state, the Voltec technology with which it would share with the Chevrolet Volt was not developed enough to deliver the desired level of performance (especially as it pertains to electric range) expected from a Cadillac. Fortunately, GM seems to have found some good solution to the hurdles hindering its new technology.
According to insider sources at GM, the Converj has been approved for production and is expected to launch in 2013 as a 2014 model. To achieve the desired performance results, it will get a “Generation 1.5 Voltec” powertrain, and will most likely get a three-letter name change to fit the Cadillac lineup. While details on the updated powertrain remain unknown, it will likely produce more horsepower than the Chevy Volt while obtaining a similar all-electric range — 40 miles.
Source: Green Car Reports