Here’s a sexier approach to the Chevrolet Volt.
Cadillac’s Converj concept takes the electric car with a gas back powertrain (now called
Voltec) from the Chevy and wraps it in a sleek body that reminds of a larger version of the CTS coupe. The Converj is a strict four-seater.
While this is used to give this car a sportier image, this is also necessary because a big center section is taken up by the "T" shaped battery used to power the car.
The battery pack contains more than 220 lithium-ion cells that can power the car for up to 40 miles.
After the battery runs out, the electric will be replenished by a gas-powered generator.
Just like the Volt, the car is designed to be fully charged after plugged in for eight hours on a normal household 120-volt outlet (three hours for 240v).