It’s an electric concept that uses a development of the drivetrain found in the Chevrolet Volt. Bob Lutz , GM vice chairman for global product improvement, wouldn’t detailed on only how powerful the electric motor/petrol engine combination was, but said that the Converj can run exclusively on electricity for 40miles, just like the Volt. It can then go an extra 200 miles thanks to the petrol engine.
The Converj was the last of 16 GM vehicles to appear in the GM hall, which included the latest Volt, the Vauxhall Insignia, the Chevrolet Beat concept and the Cadillac SRX, and every got a big cheer from the assembled GM employees.
The Converj will share the Volt’s powertrain, now called Voltec. It consists of an electric motor, a 16-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack with further than 220 cells, and a range-extending, flex-fuel-capable four-cylinder engine that take action as a generator.
Currently in its development, Voltec gives 120 kilowatts of power and 273 lb-ft of torque. GM quotes a highest speed of 100 mph for the Converj.
If it does go into manufacture, the Converj won’t be accessible no less than 2012.
CONVERJ: THE “CADILLAC” OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Luxury coupe concept continues GM’s leadership in the electrification of the automobile
DETROIT – General Motors unveiled a further glimpse at the potential of electric propulsion today, this time in the form of luxury transportation, with the Cadillac Converj Concept. The Cadillac Converj was developed as a well-appointed grand touring coupe with a bold design and a host of interactive technology.