Buick’s Luxury Behemoth, the Electra, Is Coming Back as a 583 HP EV

94cruiser

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I had several 89-96 GM B-body cars (full body on frame). They came equipped with 15" 70 sidewall tires.
Back then cops referred to their cars as curb-jumping-height.
Meaning in pursuit they could hit a curb and not bend the rim and continue, while as a civilian or a tech could somewhat get underneath the car.

I miss those days of full size cars looking good with 15" wheels with the 17" being the sporty version.

I had plenty of Caprice cars with 15" rims, one with 17" Impala SS factory rims, then moved to the Dodge Magnum with 18" and now I'm here with the T-Rex with 18".

Next time you see a 94-96 Fleetwood with the LT1 admire their 15" factory wheels and the curb height.
 
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I take it back on the GM poor concept design as I just saw this BMW in person, so the new ugly award goes to.........

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The only thing that I liked are the wheel valve caps as they didn't design them LOL.
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Yeah it's a little hard that the same company that made the i8 came out with the i3, but I had never seen one in the wild and unfortunately it's ugly at any angle lol.
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Okay, groovy (as we used to say back in the Electra 225's heyday). So they're talking about 400+ miles on a charge for this "Ultium" battery, but what they never talk about is how long it takes to fully recharge the battery when you're on a long trip. Who wants to spend an hour or more waiting at a charge station -- assuming that you don't have to spend time hunting around to find one -- on an already exhausting 10 hour trip from NY to NC, for example?
 

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You would have a hour of quality time while charging to read Buickforums, text, email, FB, Instagram and bond with the family LOL.
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Not sure what all the hoopla is about, Buick Lucerne all electric vehicles have been out for years LOL
 

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GM's Ultium battery tech will allow the futuristic EV to go 404 miles on a single charge​

Buick knows it has an image problem. When most people think of the brand, their first thought tends to be of the hulking boat-like cars their grandparents drove. But the marque hopes its new concept will go a long way towards changing that.

On Monday, SAIC General Motors, which manufactures and sells Buicks in China, announced the resurrection of one of the brand’s oldest nameplates, the Electra. No, the company isn’t bringing back the full-sized luxury cars of yesteryear; instead, it’s using the name for a sleek, fully electric prototype designed to presage its future. Read more...
 

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Interesting, I wonder if they will have a 225 model or maybe it's to hard to pronounce and just call it a Deuce and a Quarter LOL
Just like the marketing police latched onto the name LaCrosse in Quebec in the 2000s and the Canadians went with the nameplate Allure, the PC police would be all over Deuce and a Quarter like a cheap suit. Even the last very Parks evoked some old school air of the Deuce and a Quarters, considering they now had six bangers and their engines turned sideways.
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As a volt owner since 2013, I can’t wait…but EVs from GM cave been coming at a glacial pace. At the moment I;m saving my pennies for a Lyriq but if the Electra becomes a reality, I reserve the right to change my mind. That said, Ultium is unproven, so I don’t want to be a guinea pig. I will either wait for the second year model and scour the forums for any big degredation issues, or lease it (which is against my Greenback trollish nature of paying cash for cars) to leave the burden on the leasing company if it turns out to be a dud.
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As a volt owner since 2013, I can’t wait…but EVs from GM cave been coming at a glacial pace. At the moment I;m saving my pennies for a Lyriq but if the Electra becomes a reality, I reserve the right to change my mind. That said, Ultium is unproven, so I don’t want to be a guinea pig. I will either wait for the second year model and scour the forums for any big degredation issues, or lease it (which is against my Greenback trollish nature of paying cash for cars) to leave the burden on the leasing company if it turns out to be a dud.
If its made in China I won't being buying one.
 

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Agreed, though I was tempted to get a CT6 plugin… yeah, made in China is a big turn-off, except nearly all cellphones and laptops are made there. But as we still have US made choices… on wait the TourX is made in Germany
Agree. It would of been better if the TourX was made in the USA
 
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