Even in the 21st century, the Cadillac still symbolizes class and status. Heads inevitably turn when these cars drive past. When you see a Cadillac go by, you know the fella behind the wheel has a lot going for him.
What’s even better than a Cadillac? An electric Cadillac. Coming in 2023, the Cadillac electric vehicle promises to be the next big thing on the road.
How Does the Electric Cadillac Perform?
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is the first-ever electric Cadillac to grace the automotive industry. The sleek full-electric vehicle combines the elegance of the Cadillac brand with the raw power and efficiency of the electric car.
Check out this portion of the promotional video from Cadillac to get a glimpse of what the “Cadillac of SUVs” can do. Feel free to start watching from the beginning if you want the full experience.
All expectations point to the electric Cadillac handling just as well as every other Cadillac out in the market.
While Cadillac is known as a leading luxury brand from General Motors (GM), they’re not sacrificing power for aesthetics and comfort. The Cadillac Lyriq promises an all-wheel-drive (AWD) powertrain with 500 horsepower and a rear-wheel-drive version with 340 horsepower delivering 325 lb.-ft. of torque according to the official Cadillac Lyriq’s spec sheet.
How Efficient is the Electric Cadillac?
As the first EV in Cadillac’s long history of car production, the Lyriq promises an exciting change for the brand and the industry.
Cadillac’s estimates show that the Lyriq will have about 312 miles of range on one full battery charge. That’s a bump up compared to leading competitors.
The Audi e-Tron boasts about 222 miles on a single charge, with an all-wheel-drive powertrain generating 355 horsepower. The Jaguar I-Pace has a range of only 253 miles on a single charge.
How Does Charging Work With the Electric Cadillac?
GM promises to create an effortless charging experience for the Cadillac EV drivers.
Operating in conjunction with existing charging networks, GM plans to open app-based charging at 60,000 locations across the United States and Canada.
The innovative charging system should allow drivers more flexibility regarding when and how they charge. According to GM, the Cadillac Lyriq promises to go far at lower costs thanks to its Ultium battery system.
Recharging time depends on the type of charging method you use. You can charge faster at a recharging station than you can at home. Home charging options include a 240-volt Level 2 wall charger which charges the Cadillac Lyriq overnight instead of 3 days on a 120-volt Level 1 outlet.
How Does the Interior of the Electric Cadillac Look?
The Cadillac EV maintains a futuristic appeal with Perforated Noir seats and Dark Ash Cluster trim with open pores. The Lyriq takes a clean approach with a sleek, dark interior with commodious seating, HD instrument clusters, and gear dial control that promotes a spacious cabin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here we answer some burning questions about the Electric Cadillac
Does Cadillac have a fully electric car?
Up until now, Cadillac has not released a fully electric car. The Cadillac Lyriq represents the brand’s first excursion into the world of electric vehicles.
As the first electric vehicle from Cadillac, the Lyriq bears the weight of high expectations. The luxury brand plans to deliver more fully electric cars after the Lyriq debuts.
Does Cadillac have an electric SUV?
Cadillac’s current lineup does not contain any electric SUVs or electric vehicles of any kind, but it’s all about to change with the Cadillac Lyriq.
The Cadillac EV is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2022 and is the first-ever electric vehicle from Cadillac. It’s a midsize SUV fighting to eclipse the competition.
After the release of the Lyriq, Cadillac intends to move to completely electric vehicles. By 2030, they plan to have a lineup of only electric cars.
How much will the Cadillac EV Cost?
When the Cadillac EV was first announced, the price was somewhere around $60,000. That price reflected a special offer to the first customers interested in purchasing the electric vehicle.
After the initial round of purchases by those lucky few who got in on the discounted price, the electric Cadillac will have a starting price of $62,990. The Detroit Free Press reports that the AWD model will start at $64, 990.
Which Cadillac models are electric?
Currently, the only Cadillac model that is electric is the Cadillac Lyriq. The Lyriq is a midsize luxury SUV/crossover.
Cadillac will continue to release electric models in the coming years and eventually, people will only be able to buy electric Cadillacs.
If you want to learn about the basics of electric cars and whether they are worth considering, this informative educational post from the Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Tennessee Chattanooga is a good starting point.