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DETROIT, MI- GM decided that the Cadillac ELR was no longer a suitable car for them to have on the market. With declining sales, the Cadillac is comparable to a Chevy Volt in a different shell, with a higher price tag. From my experience, the Chevy Volt is a great car- especially if you live in a city with a lot of charging stations available. I find it quite easy to drive all over Chicago and not use a drop of gas with the Chevy Volt.
One benefit I see coming out of GM discontinuing the Cadillac ELR, is that people will be able to buy one of these rare cars for a very good price in the future. If you are looking for a luxury car that is fun, fancy, and electric, you might find a great deal on a used Cadillac ELR. If you are looking for a new vehicle like the ELR, but larger, Cadillac had made announcements to equip one of their high end luxury sedans with volt like technology. According to Gardner from the Detroit Free Press, in May 2016, GM acquired Cruise Automation, a startup company based in San Francisco "that may provide a critical piece of technology in the quest to bring a fully autonomous car to the market soon". Not only are they working to get an autonomous vehicle on the market, but they are also partnering with Lyft to test a "small fleet of fully autonomous vehicles" by using the new Chevy Volt (Gardner, 2016). The discontinuance of the ELR has not appeared to stop the company from investing in electric vehicles.
Gardner, G. (2016 May 13). GM finishes buying self-driving car tech firm. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2016/05/13/gm-finishes-buying-s....