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Cadillac offers a glimpse of its first fully electric car

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Cadillac has announced its first fully electric EV at the Detroit Auto Show
Cadillac has announced its first fully electric EV at the Detroit Auto Show
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There is currently little technical detail available on the car, Cadillac’s first fully electric EV
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There is currently little technical detail available on the car, Cadillac’s first fully electric EV
Cadillac has announced its first fully electric EV at the Detroit Auto Show
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Cadillac has announced its first fully electric EV at the Detroit Auto Show

Though it has dabbled in hybrids and concepts before, a fully electric production car is yet to bear the celebrated Cadillac badge. But that is set to soon change. Parent company GM says the brand will spearhead its move into the EV space, and we've now gotten our first glimpse of what that will look like with the design for an as yet unnamed Cadillac crossover EV revealed in Detroit.

There is next to no technical detail available on the car, Cadillac's first fully electric EV, but we do know it will be the first to use GM's new EV architecture. This will allow for vehicles to be built in front, rear and all-wheel drive configurations with the battery systems tuned accordingly.

GM says this platform will offer it the flexibility needed to adapt its approach as customer feedback rolls in and shiny new EVs roll off the production line. Unsurprisingly, the first of which will be very much aimed at Cadillac's well-heeled clientele.

There is currently little technical detail available on the car, Cadillac’s first fully electric EV
There is currently little technical detail available on the car, Cadillac’s first fully electric EV

"Cadillac's EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world," said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. "It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility."

Announced at an event at this week's Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac says it will reveal name of the anonymous EV, along with further technical details, closer to launch.

Source: Cadillac

6 comments
CAVUMark
Looks like my pinewood derby car I raced in 1964. Guess I was ahead of my time.
Madlyb
That is a sweet ride, doubt the styling will survive to production, but looks really nice.
Rusty Harris
If it gets less than 400-500 mile range (My V6 Mustang gets 400), and takes longer than 20-30 minutes to "recharge", I don't see people using these to "go see grandma/trips". The EV needs a quick recharge that can be done say, while eating lunch while on the road, not overnight.
michael_dowling
EVs are well and good,but how many ads do you see for them at Superbowl halftimes ? All I see is ads for dinosaur juice burning models. If you want a test drive in one,the dealer never seems to have any on the lot. Dealerships hate EVs with a passion. After sales service is almost non-existent,so they don't generate any revenue for the dealer.
Mr T
Rusty, pretty much all modern EVs have fast charging capability, at least 50kW, and the new chargers of up to 350kW charging (150kW max for most existing EVs, new models with 800V DC charging can use the 350kW chargers) will mean even a large EV will be fully charged (well, to 80%) in 30 mins or less.
zr2s10
It is absurd that GM killed the Volt, and has never spread that architecture to other vehicles. Electric is still the "future", but exactly that, not ready for "now". It does not fit my needs, and I will likely NEVER buy a straight up electric. I want to buy a Volt, and if GM had actually made a Voltec SUV with AWD, I'd buy that too. The reason the Volt didn't sell is that most people thought it was a pure electric that only went less than 50 miles. Because GM didn't advertise it right! Volt's "failure" is entirely on GM marketing. Everyone I know that has one loves it.