DETROIT — General Motors confirmed that it has halted production of its plug-in hybrid Cadillac ELR.
"A very small quantity of ELR units remain available at dealers today," Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell told Edmunds on Thursday.
He could not provide a specific number, but said it's "roughly 100."
The ELR is a compact coupe that utilizes the same plug-in hybrid powertrain technology as the first-generation Chevrolet Volt (the current 2016 Volt represents the second generation). The ELR was designed to boost Cadillac's green credentials with luxury shoppers, but its high price limited its appeal — especially compared to its Chevrolet cousin.
The 2016 ELR is priced at $65,995, including a $995 destination charge, compared to the $33,995 sticker price for the 2016 Volt. The ELR's price tag was originally even higher.
Despite pulling the plug, so to speak, Cadillac defended its electrified coupe and the purpose it served.
"(The ELR) marked an important step in Cadillac's ongoing expansion," GM said in a statement. "Cadillac remains committed to delivering new technology, including advanced propulsion."
A new plug-in hybrid version of the Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan will launch soon.
Edmunds says: Luxury buyers who want to get their hands on one of the last remaining Cadillac ELR coupes should contact their dealer before they're all gone.