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9. Cadillac ELR

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The 2014 Cadillac ELR has so far appeared only at the Detroit Auto Show, but it was included on this list for its stunning design. "Expect the ELR to go on sale in the next 12 months and offer performance similar to the Chevrolet Volt (with which it shares much of its drivetrain technology)," said Brauer. That will mean an electric range of about 35 miles, plus an internal combustion range of more than 300 miles. One way it will top the Chevy Volt and line up with premium autos is with its suite of luxury and technology gadgets, he said.

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