In December of last year, General Motors stated that it expects Cadillac to shift most or even all of its vehicles from gas power to electric by 2030. Cadillac president Steve Carlisle agreed, saying that Cadillac will “enter the decade as an internal combustion engine brand” and “exit as a battery-electric brand.”
This falls in line with the plan for General Motors to release 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023 around the world, including the recently announced Cadillac Lyriq. The Lyriq is a crossover SUV, and is expected to be fully unveiled within the next few months.
Electric Cadillac vehicles will need a range of at least 300 miles, and eventually closer to 400 miles, to remain competitive in the segment, Carlisle said. Finding ways to boost battery life and make charging faster will be key to the brand’s EV development.
As part of GM’s plan to launch the Cadillac brand into the future, many upcoming vehicles will incorporate the innovative Cadillac Super Cruise self-driving technology. The first to receive the upgrade is the 2021 Escalade, with many more to follow in the coming years.
While we all wait to see what the Lyriq looks like and what it will mean for Cadillac’s plan to be all electric by 2030, there’s still plenty to be excited about in the current lineup. Stop by Coleman Buick GMC Cadillac today to see everything Cadillac has to offer.