Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro2
$75,995 Cadillac ELR Gets Free Home Charger
Both the 240-volt Level 2 charging station and installation of said system are free to buyers of the 2014 Cadillac ELR, though Cadillac doesn’t say whether takers of the $699 a month lease (plus $5,999 down!) also get a free charging station. Such stations normally cost between $1,000 and $2,000, plus installation costs, and GM claims the station can recharge the Cadillac ELR in just 4.5 hours, compared to 12 hours on a standard outlet.
Boasting more horsepower and “Regen on Demand” paddle shifters, the Cadillac ELR is a decidedly sportier take on the Chevy Volt. Volt sales have definitely gained some momentum, though it remains to be seen if there are enough buyers among the 1% ready to splurge on the luxury-minded ELR. So far early Cadillac ELR reviews have been good, if not overwhelmingly positive, though I doubt a free home charger is going to do much to sway the minds of buyers one way or another.
Still, it’s a nice perk, and one that should be more common if you ask me.