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2014 Cadillac ELR vs. Its Competition

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There are no other plug-in electric luxury coupes on the market, so the 2014 Cadillac ELR probably competes with plug-in vehicles in other segments.

The clear leader in luxury electric cars is the Tesla Model S, a tour de force from the Silicon Valley startup carmaker that's stylish, powerful, exclusive, and offers electric range of more than 200 miles in both versions.

It's priced from $70,000 up (before incentives), more expensive than we expect the ELR will be, but it will hold four adults and lots of luggage comfortably--it's simply larger than the compact ELR.

On the other hand, the ELR dispenses with range anxiety--and does so without compromising performance, unlike the tiny 34-hp range extender that will be offered in the BMW i3 five-door hatchback electric car, which goes on sale early next year about the same time as the ELR.

Finally, there's the Volt, which has less onboard technology, less luxurious interior fittings and materials, and slightly less performance.

It does, however, likely offer a few more miles of electric range.

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The 2014 ELR brings extended-range electric-car virtues to the Cadillac lineup, but its Volt-like appeal diminishes as the price balloons.
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The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Volt is one of the best plug-in vehicles on the market, and it costs $5,000 less than it did last year.
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