Cadillac is officially entering the EV market with its Lyriq SUV. We first heard about this EV when Cadillac revealed it in April 2020 amidst the company’s plans to shift to fully electric by 2030.
Several publications have already taken the Lyriq for a test drive, but deliveries of the Debut Edition are expected in the summer and the RWD model is expected in the fall.
That range is pretty impressive for Cadillac’s first crack at an EV, rivaling some of Tesla’s long range models. According to Cadillac, it was able to achieve that long range capability through GM’s Ultium Platform that has an energy recovery system capable of capturing and repurposing waste energy.
With public fast charging stations, the Lyriq gets 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes. That makes longer distance drives more tolerable since you won’t be stuck at a rest stop for that long. You can also charge the Lyriq at home on a 19.2 kW charger; that method gives drivers a rate of 52 miles per hour of charging.