Cadillac Electric Vehicles

Cadillac is GM’s luxury brand and aims to produce a plug-in hybrid for almost all its models. The Cadillac electric car strategy is set by its parent, GM.

GM is placing a huge focus on mobility by executing a plan to capitalize on the future of personal mobility using tools such as connectivity, ridesharing, car sharing, and autonomous driving. In January 2016, GM started its personal mobility brand called Maven, which combines and expands the company’s multiple car-sharing programs, including the EN-V 2.0 pilot program with Shanghai Jiao Tong University. GM recently announced a long-term strategic alliance with Lyft to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the United States. GM will invest $500 million to help the company continue the rapid growth of its successful ridesharing service. GM acquired Cruise Automation in early 2016 to further accelerate GM’s development of autonomous vehicle technology.

Cadillac Plug-in Hybrid Electric Models

Future Cadillac Electric vehicles

Cadillac Electric Car Strategy in the news

2020 Week 34 Cadillac Lyriq Unveiled

GM’s luxury car brand, Cadillac unveiled its first EV on Friday (Cover Image). I will try not to be critical, but the Lyriq is yet another example way Tesla is valued at what it is currently. Legacy automakers, such as Cadillac, are putting forward cars that will be launched in three years’ time but with EV technology that competes with Tesla models of three years ago.

Not a lot of data was made available of the Lyriq Crossover EV since it is unveiled as a show car, which is 85% of what the final model will be. Cadillac announced that the Lyriq would go into production by the end of 2022 and available early 2023. The Lyriq is aiming for a range of 300miles (480km) with a 100kWh battery pack. The Tesla Model X currently achieves 325 miles (520km).

The Lyriq’s battery pack is the new GM Ultium battery with NCMA (nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum) cells that use 70% less cobalt than current GM batteries. The charging system of the Lyriq consists of a 19kW onboard charger and has a 150kW fast charging capability. The current Tesla Model X is equipped with a 250kW fast-charging system.

What the Lyriq will not have in EV technology in 2023, it tries and makes up in bling. The Cadillac Lyriq EV has a new road noise-canceling technology and a 33 inch-diagonal advanced LED display. In terms of Advanced Driver Assistance, the Lyriq has GMs Super Cruise autonomous system.

Week 3 2019 Images of New Cadillac EV unveilled

Week 38 2018 Cadillac ditch diesel

The president of GM’s Cadillac unit told Automotive News that the company decided on electrification as it re-evaluates its diesel program. To date, Cadillac has only produced the discontinued ELR plug-in hybrid vehicle and the CT6 PHEV currently in circulation. The decision by Cadillac will snowball the demise of the diesel engine as it joins other automakers such as Volvo, BMW, VW and Mercedes who all announced the end of their diesel programs. Porsche also announced this week that it will drop diesel propelled vehicles.


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