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First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

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    General Motors gives a glimpse at the potential of electric propulsion in the form of luxury transportation, with the Cadillac Converj Concept. The four-passenger Converj extended-range electric vehicle (E-REV) has an aggressive, forward-leaning arc profile, and revolutionary electric propulsion technology called Voltec. Voltec system is made up of a 16-kWh, T-shaped battery, an electric drive unit, and a four-cylinder engine-generator, which enables up to 40 miles of gas, and emissions-free electric driving with extended-range capability of hundreds of miles. An all-glass roof incorporates solar panels that help offset power drain from the vehicle’s accessories. Other design cues include a full under-vehicle cover (belly pan), low-profile rearview cameras that replace conventional outside mirrors, and vertical headlamp and taillights elements, with light pipe technology.