First Pre-Production Cadillac ELR Rolls Off The Line

The first extended-range electric 2014 Cadillac ELR has rolled off the line at General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

As pre-production models, these will reportedly be used for testing purposes by engineers, with consumer models slated for later this year.

News of this occasion was released as GM prepared for this weekend’s Belle Isle Grand Prix, and racers including Chevrolet-sponsored IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro were in attendance.

De Silvestro drives a Volt, and has said she genuinely likes the car, and sees it as a viable bridge technology toward future automotive electrification.

The photo the young racer took above was posted to Facebook, and is being circulated around the Web.

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