Cadillac To Build Only Electric Cars By 2030
Cadillac has revealed its first production EV – the Lyriq – and at its unveiling the American brand has pledged for an all-electric future. “The culmination of a century of innovation and the beginning of a great new era,” is how Cadillac describes the shift from ICE cars to EVs.
The production form of the Lyriq looks quite similar to the concept we saw back in August with similar looks, LED highlights and that black crystal grille with inbuilt lighting.
Inside the Lyriq you will find a giant 33-inch LED screen that shows both, the instrument cluster and the infotainment. The whole car sits on 20-inch wheels, with 22-inch wheels available as an option.
The Lyriq is based on General Motor’s ‘Ultium’ platform and has a 100kWh battery pack that is good for over 480Km of range. We expect the Lyriq to offer around 340bhp and 325lb ft of torque.
With 190kW charging you will be able to charge for 122km of range in 10 minutes while 19.2kW charging will be provided by Cadillac for your home. You will be able to add more than 80km of range in around an hour with the latter.
Cadillac’s Global Vice President, Rory Harvey said that they will only unveil battery-powered vehicles from now on. “We will be leaving this decade as an [electric vehicle] brand, as things stand today, which means we will not be selling [internal combustion engine] vehicles by 2030,” he said.