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Thread: Inside EVs article about new engine in 2014 ELR/Volt

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    Inside EVs article about new engine in 2014 ELR/Volt

    Interesting read...

    http://insideevs.com/insider-1-4l-en...for-next-year/

    Some good info in the comments section too (Crossvolt? Cool!)


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    Re: Inside EVs article about new engine in 2014 ELR/Volt

    Quote Originally Posted by Blastphemy View Post
    This new engine would not only give the Volt and Ampera a more capable engine, but will allow the all new ELR (which will built on the same platform), to perform more inline with its sporty appearance, and the expectations of the Cadillac brand in general.
    This confuses me.

    I thought the performance would be governed by the HP and torque of the electric motor that drives the front wheels, and not so much by the size of the gas engine that drives the generator.

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