Why have so many people been talking about electric cars lately?
The number of exciting new electric vehicles and historically high gasoline prices have been driving a surge in EV sales.
o Sales of electric vehicles are expected to total about 670,000 in 2022.
o That is a 37% increase from 2021.
o EV sales nationally are set to top the one million mark sometime in 2024 and hit two million by 2026.
There’s been double-digit annual growth in EV intent among consumers in the past two years, with 11% of new-vehicle shoppers now saying they will consider an EV for their next purchase.
Driving the increase in sales is the sheer number of new EV models hitting the market now.
o Electric pickups have caught consumers’ attention.
o Ford had so many reservations for its F-150 Lightning that it stopped taking orders and has only recently reopened its reservation system. GM had the same issue with its upcoming Hummer EV.
o The introduction of more EV models, like the LYRIQ, makes electric cars more visible to shoppers and increases consumer interest.
All the more reason to order your electric car soon.
Over 300 Miles Range 1 Cadillac-estimated with a full charge
340 hp (255 kW)2 Cadillac-estimated
325 lb.-ft (440 Nm) 2 Cadillac-estimated
100 kWh estimated useable energy
1. Based on GM testing. EPA estimates not yet available. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance. 2. Based on GM testing.
Motor torque: 325 lb.-ft. (440 Nm) Cadillac-estimated
CAPACITIES & WEIGHTS
Seating capacity: 5 passenger
Passenger volume: 105.1 cu. Ft.
Cargo volume 3 - with rear seat up: 28.0 cu. ft. - with rear seats folded: 60.8 cu. ft.
Max. trailering 4 capacity: 3,500 lbs. (Trailering Prep option included with All-Wheel Drive. Late availability starting in early 2023.)
GM-estimated driving range on a full charge 300-plus miles 5
190 kW DC approximate max charge rate - Up to 76 miles of range in 10 minutes of charge time 6
At-home Level 2 (AC) charge rates up to 19.2 kW 7 - Up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge time 7
Wheelbase: 121.8 in.
Overall length: 196.7 in.
Overall width with mirrors: 86.9 in.
Overall height: 63.9 in.
Head room - Front: 38.6 in. - Rear: 37.7 in.
Leg room - Front: 41.4 in. - Max: 44.3 in. - Rear: 39.6 in.
Shoulder room - Front: 58.9 in. - Rear: 58.6 in.
Hip room - Front: 56.5 in. - Rear: 54.0 in.
3. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. 4. Maximum trailering ratings are intended for comparison purposes only. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the trailering section of the vehicle’s Owner's Manual. The trailering capacity of your specific vehicle may vary. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can trailer. 5. Based on GM testing. EPA estimates not yet available. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance. 6. Actual charge times will vary based on battery starting state of charge, battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature. See the vehicle's Owner’s Manual for additional limitations. 7. Requires professionally installed 19.2 KW AC / 100A dedicated charge station, sold separately. Actual times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.
How does the new 2023 Cadillac Lyriq compare to the competition?
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: Super Cruise™ the first true hands-free driver assistance technology including automatic lane change and will automatically activate the turn signal and steer to perform a single lane change
2022 GMC Hummer EV: Super Cruise™ standard. Lane Chance on Demand not available while trailering.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E Driver Assist Technology optional
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: Choreographed Lighting. When you approach or leave your LYRIQ, the vehicle will perform an intricately choreographed lighting display across the front and rear of the vehicle. LED Slimline headlamps and LED taillamps.
2022 GMC Hummer EV: Expressive lighting upon approach or departure.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Auto High-Bean Headlamps available
2023 LYRIQ: Up to 52 miles of range per one hour of charge on standard charging, up to 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes with accelerated public charging stations. With a full charge, the LYRIQ offers a 300-plus estimated miles of driving range with varying conditions.
2022 GMC Hummer EV: 300-plus estimated miles of driving range with varying conditions on SUV model.
2022 Ford Mach-E: Premium trim EPA-Estimated 230 miles (RWD) Standard Range. Range varies by trim and drivetrain.
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: 33" Diagonal Advanced LED Display
2022 GMC Hummer EV: 12.3 Diagonal Driver Information Center
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 15.5" touchscreen standard
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: premium upgraded interior. No transmission tunnel means more room for legs, seating and storage. A lined "Jewelry Box" sliding drawer and generous bins offer protection for handbags, electronics and other valuables.
2022 GMC Hummer EV: Under the Pedestal Center Console and Standard Armrest storage.
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: Under the Pedestal Center Console and Standard Armrest storage.
2023 Cadillac LYRIQ: AKG Studio 19-Speaker Audio System includes adaptive volume and surround technology, creating an immersive listening experience.
2022 GMC Hummer EV: Bose 14-Speaker Audio System
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: 6 Speakers standard with 9 speakers option, optional Subwoofer, MediaBin, Speed-Compensated Volume
Active Noise-Cancelation intelligently measures road vibration and uses the AKG speaker system to actively cancel road-induced noise
The All-New Lyriq offers a 33" diagonal Advanced LED display, luxurious adornments, and ambient lighting using a 26-color LED spectrum dashboard.
The Lyriq takes a note from history with its iconic furniture design. Lyriq elevates the driver and front seat experience with heating, ventilation, lumbar support and lumbar massage.
ULTIUM BATTERIES AND PROPULSION SYSTEM
GM’s all-new global EV platform powered by the proprietary Ultium battery system will allow Cadillac to compete for customers across the luxury vehicle spectrum.
The ability to stack batteries vertically is unique in the industry and allows for a flat cabin floor and more interior room than comparable EVs that use cylindrical battery packs. As a result, the same platform and propulsion system can power a variety of vehicle types from crossovers and SUVs to trucks and high-performance vehicles.
Vehicles built on this modular platform will be designed to offer driving ranges well beyond currently available EVs and 0-to-60 mph acceleration that, in certain configurations, approach supercar levels.
Near-instantaneous torque presses you into your seat. Taut, responsive steering bonds you with the pavement. True Cadillac performance DNA stands every hair on end. LYRIQ will deliver a Rear-Wheel-Drive variant and will offer a Performance All-Wheel-Drive variant, allowing you to choose your fully electric rush.
CHARGE INTO A NEW ERA
Greet the day with 300 miles of expected range on a full charge based on Cadillac testing.† LYRIQ will offer at-home Level 2 (AC) charge rates up to 19kW† and public DC fast-charging rates of up to 150 kW,† freeing you to revel in the moment—and to let go of range anxiety.
REFRESH YOUR BATTERY
Performance is part of Cadillac’s DNA and the new Ultium propulsion system takes performance to the next level on the Cadillac LYRIQ. As a structural element of the body chassis system, Ultium enables a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower center of gravity, which together result in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving.