Cadillac ELR’s Regen on Demand System Up for Award
The Cadillac ELR has hardly left the production line, and already it is battling some tough competition for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award, put out by Green Car Journal. It was the Cadillac ELR’s Regen on Demand system that merited the extended-range electric luxury coupe a nomination for the prestigious award. Regen on Demand allows drivers to create energy to power the ELR when braking and accelerating.
But the fight for the award won’t be easy. The Cadillac ELR’s Regen on Demand system is up against a number of noteworthy competitors. Ford’s 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, which powers the 2014 Ford Fiesta, is a standout in the competition. Other nominees include Ram’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, Porsche’s Plug-In Hybrid powertrain, the Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell, the Honda Accord Plug-In powertrain, the Mazda i-ELOOP Brake Energy Regeneration System, Audi’s 3.0-liter Turbo Direct Injection diesel engine, the powertrain for the Acura Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, and BMW’s i3 CFRP Passenger Cell.
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All of these technologies are tremendous feats of engineering and exceptional examples of the types of green car technology we should all come to embrace. But with that said, here’s to hoping the Regen on Demand system comes out on top.
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