Chris Thomason, Cadillac ELR engineer, on Driving the Nation

Cadillac unveiled the first rendition of the Cadillac ELR at the 2009 Detroit auto show, under the code name Converj concept. The Chief engineer for the Cadillac ELR, Chris Thomason, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the similarities between the two car.

Why didn’t Cadillac put the same Magnetic Ride Control on the ELR that they have on the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac CTS?

The electrified luxury coupe will have an approximate 35-mile electric-only and is an extended range electric vehicle based on the Chevy Volt. How many motors does it have? Thomason talks about the coefficient of drag and the Improved Active Noise Cancelling system.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.