As chosen by you, the readers and fans, AutoGuide.com is pleased to announce that the Cadillac ELR has been chosen as our Reader’s Choice Green Car of the Year.
“Polling AutoGuide.com readers, as well as the over 30 million members on the over 400 automotive forums that make up the AutoGuide.com forum network, the Reader’s Choice Awards are about letting consumers pick their favorite new vehicles,” said AutoGuide.com Editorial Director Colum Wood.
As General Motors second range extending electric vehicle, the two-door Cadillac ELR hits the market offering style, luxury and efficiency. Featuring an electric drive-train attached to a range extending gasoline engine, the ELR is expected to have a 300 mile total range with 35 miles of that being on pure electric power.
“Bringing a premium electric vehicle to market is an important move for Cadillac as many other luxury manufacturers are moving into this market segment and it is important for Cadillac to remain competitive.”
The Cadillac ELR beat out the Honda Fit EV, smart fortwo ED, Chevrolet Spark EV and Fiat 500e to take home the award.
“I’m excited at the response this year, from AutoGuide readers and from our vast forum community,” Wood continued. “Social media also played a bigger roll than ever in encouraging interaction, resulting in three times as many responses for this year’s awards poll.”