An electric vehicle fit for a Queen?

General Motors plans to build its all-new Cadillac ELR extended-range electric vehicle at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant starting late next year, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The vehicle will be based on the same extended-range electric powertrain as the Chevrolet Volt, and auto buffs are likely to get a peak at a production model of the vehicle at the International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

"The ELR will vault Cadillac into direct competition with other luxury electric vehicles like Fisker Automotive's Karma and Tesla Motors' Model S," according to Free Press reporter Nathan Bomey.

"The ELR will be in a class by itself, further proof of our commitment to electric vehicles and advanced technology," GM president Mark Reuss said. "People will instantly recognize it as a Cadillac by its distinctive, signature look and true-to-concept exterior design. The ELR will contribute mightily to the brand momentum of Cadillac, as it continues a big product push in the global luxury market."

No word yet on what colors would be available, but it would be nice if they could make a pink one for Detroit's own Queen of Soul.