29 Nov '11, 7pm

No, The Electric Cadillac ELR Will NOT Have Rear-Wheel Drive via @GreenCarReports

No, The Electric Cadillac ELR Will NOT Have Rear-Wheel Drive via @GreenCarReports

A rear-wheel drive extended-range electric platform would require far more engineering resources than GM has available right now GM wants to keep the pack as low and as central in the car as possible to achieve NHTSA five-star crash ratings for its plug-in vehicles Mounting the battery pack above the axle would raise the center of gravity so high that any rear-drive handling advantages would disappear The Voltec unit (including drive motor, generator, clutches, planetary gear set, and final drive) would need to be heavily reworked to allow a power takeoff for a driveshaft

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1069984_no-the-electr...

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