GM Says New Cadillac ELR is the Only EV with Full LED Exterior Lights [Video Update]

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LEDs or light-emitting diodes are becoming commonplace in more and more vehicles today, but we still have a few years ahead of us for cars from all segments to adopt the energy-saving technology throughout, so when an automaker makes full use of them, it’s something worth bragging about.

Today, GM came out with a release stating that when its luxed-up Volt (those are our words, not GMs…), the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended range luxury coupe arrives in U.S. dealerships this winter, "it will be the first electric vehicle introduced with all-LED exterior lighting".

"LED lights last much longer and use less energy than traditional halogen bulbs used in most vehicles," said Martin Davis, the car's exterior lead designer. "Beyond the beautiful design interpretation, using LED lights fits with the ELR’s environmentally friendly character."

Just so you know, the ultimate bragging rights when it comes to the use of LEDs on cars these days go to Mercedes-Benz and their flashing-new S-Class, which has more than 500 of them, both inside and out, completely eliminating conventional bulbs.

Update: Cadillac released a video on the ELR's LEDs, which you can watch below


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