Cadillac's Golden Girl Getting ELR is Smart Grid Ready

2014 Cadillac ELR Electric Car

You’re reading this blog, so we know you care about the environment. But, have you ever wanted more? Have you ever wanted to apply a geometric, Marcel DuChamp sort of design aesthetic to a $76,000 jellybean and use it to troll Miami Beach for GILF phone numbers? If you have, Cadillac has built their Chevy Volt-based ELR luxo-coupe just for you. As if that wasn’t enough- we have even better news for you: your new ELR will ship smart grid ready!

Smart grid vehicles benefit both EV owners and their local power companies, minimizing the waste of surplus electricity that utility companies produce during off-peak hours while providing EV owners with cheap fuel. You can find out more about the Cadillac ELR’s smart grid benefits in this article, below, which originally appeared on our sister site, Cleantechnica. Enjoy!

 

Cadillac ELR Will Be Smart Grid Ready (via Clean Technica)

Hot topics these days are the benefits and drawbacks that a combination of electric vehicles and smart grid could offer, especially V2G (vehicle-to-grid) projects and time-of-use electricity pricing. Vehicle-to-grid projects involve the use of electric…

 

Source | Photos: Cadillac.

 

Jo Borrás

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