All-new Cadillac ELR arrives at Bill Jacobs Cadillac Cadillac ELR blends progressive engineering and supreme luxury

JOLIET, Ill., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the recent news that only half the Cadillac dealers throughout the U.S would immediately receive the all-new Cadillac ELR due to infrastructure and training costs, many Chicagoland luxury car shoppers wondered whether they would be able to find the ELR in the area.


Those concerns were laid to rest when Bill Jacobs Cadillac received its first shipment of the luxury plug-in hybrid last month. With four models currently on the lot in four different paint colors, the electrically powered coupe caters to a niche segment of automotive industry as Cadilac found a unique blend of progressive engineering and premier luxury.

Bill Jacobs Cadillac was one of approximately 400 Cadillac dealers throughout the country immediately ready for the Cadillac ELR, as the dealership shares some resources with the Chevy branch of the auto group, which carries the Chevy Volt. Although the Joliet dealer added some equipment, it already had electric vehicle (EV) charging ports, technicians with EV expertise and the necessary parts and equipment to service plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR Coupe typically gets its power from a 157-horsepower electric motor that also generates 295 pound-feet of torque. That motor gets its power from a 16.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. When the battery loses charge, a 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine feeds power to the electric motor.

With charging times between four and five hours on a 240-volt source, the ELR provides approximately 37 miles of pure electric range on a full charge before it turns over to the gas engine to power the motor.

As the all-new ELR garners attention from most luxury car shoppers that step on the lot, Bill Jacobs Joliet is also showcasing other top models like the 2014 Cadillac SRX and award-winning Cadillac CTS in its recently remodeled showroom.

Interested parties can visit Bill Jacobs Cadillac online at or call the dealership directly at 815-741-6975.

Media Contact: Max Jacobs, Bill Jacobs Auto Group, 815-741-6975,

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