Montreal, Quebec – Unveiled for the first time in Canada, the Cadillac Converj Concept has appeared at the Montreal Auto Show. The concept was originally shown at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2009, and provides a further glimpse at the potential of electric propulsion in luxury transportation.
The four-passenger Converj uses GM’s Voltec electric propulsion to enable between 40 and 80 kilometres of gas- and emissions-free electric driving, with extended-range capability of hundreds of kilometres from a small gasoline engine to generate additional electric power.
A thermally-managed battery pack contains more than 220 lithium-ion cells and is integrated into the Converj’s chassis, storing electricity from the grid when the vehicle is plugged in.
The Converj’s styling includes an aggressive, forward-leaning profile that hints at a new, progressive theme and proportion in Cadillac’s design evolution, showcasing a modern version of a personal luxury 2+2. An all-glass sunroof incorporates solar panels that help offset power drain from the vehicle’s accessories, and several aerodynamic and design efficiencies were incorporated to enhance the driving range.