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General Motors is trying to find more buyers for the Chevrolet Volt s electric technology. So it s putting it inside a new Cadillac.

The company on Tuesday introduced the Cadillac ELR, which has the same battery and gas-powered generator as the Chevy version.

GM promises that the car will have an aerodynamic, forward-leaning design and an all-new interior that sets the tone for future Cadillacs.

Production starts late this year, and the car will hit showrooms early in 2014 in North America. GM promises to produce a limited number to make the car unique on the roads, although it wouldn t say how many. The car also will be exported to China and Europe:

UNDER THE HOOD: The ELR has a 5.5-foot-long, 435-pound T-shaped battery that can take the car about 35 miles on electricity. A 1.4-Liter onboard gasoline generator kicks in after the battery runs down, so owners don t have to worry about getting stranded when the juice runs out. The system has the equivalent of a gasoline engine s 207 horsepower. Just like the Volt, GM is putting an 8-year warranty on the battery. The generator runs on premium gas.

HOW IT ROLLS: The ELR will have 20-inch wheels pushed to the edge of the body, with tires designed For performance and fuel-efficient low-rolling-resistance.

BRAKES: Like the Volt, designed to use braking energy to help recharge the battery, especially in city driving.

FUEL ECONOMY: Not released, but the Volt gets an estimated 98 miles per gallon if it ran on gasoline alone.

SEATS: Four.

PRICE: Not released. Volt starts at $31,645 including a $7,500 federal tax credit. It also can be leased for under $300 per month.

WHERE IT S MADE: Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant.
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