Cadillac Reportedly to Build Electric Car

Cadillac is jumping on General Motors' own electric car bandwagon.

According to a report in the Detroit News, the company has green lighted the battery-powered Converj coupe, first shown at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The edgy 2+2 concept features the same extended-range electric powertrain as the upcoming Chevrolet Volt, though details on the supposed production version have not yet been revealed. It's likely, however, that as a member of the Cadillac brand, the Converj will feature more luxury and performance than its mainstream cousin.

In fact, the concept version was designed to use a magnetically-adjustable suspension similar to the one on the Cadillac CTS-V sports sedan and 205 mph Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. Adding to the speculation, in a recent interview with, GM Vice Chairmain Bob Lutz said not to "discount" the possibility of a high performance version of the Volt's powertrain.

A release date for the Converj has not been set, but it isn't expected to hit the road before the Volt goes on sale in late 2010.

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