2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV Will Have Longer Range and Better Charging
Cadillac now says that its all-new 2023 LYRIQ EV will get an EPA estimated 312 miles of range on a full charge. That 300+ range is huge in the EV marketing world as the range meets most customers’ needs. GM president Mark Reuss shared a map and comment on social media showing that the LYRIQ could get you from Detroit to Toronto, Niagara Falls or Alpena.
Reuss posted, “There’s nothing better than a trip around Michigan in an #EV. With more than 300 miles of range on a full charge, the Cadillac LYRIQ makes these drives easy – and a total blast. Here’s a look at just how far one charge can get you.”
Cadillac also says that the 2023 LYRIQ will start at $62,990 for the rear-wheel-drive version when orders open on May 19, 2022. That model is expected to produce 340 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The AWD model will start at $64,990 and be much more powerful. That version adds a second drive unit, placed at the front of the vehicle to enhance vehicle dynamics and performance. The AWD version is expected to have an estimated 500 horsepower. Cadillac also announced a special charging offer, designed to simplify the charging experience for LYRIQ customers.
“These are important steps for Cadillac, as we make good on our promise to deliver an EV offering more than 300 miles of range and move toward an all-electric portfolio by 2030,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through its range of forthcoming EVs, and it all begins with LYRIQ.”
Special 2023 LYRIQ Charging Offer
Cadillac says all 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ customers will receive the option to choose either two years of unlimited public charging credits at EVgo charging stations or a credit of up to $1,500 toward home charger. Customers who select the home charger installation credit will receive up to $1,500 that can be applied toward an eligible professional installation of a Level 2 (AC) charger or a 240-volt outlet at home through a company called Qmerit.
Every Cadillac LYRIQ comes with a portable dual-level cordset charger, which enables customers to charge their vehicles from both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets. Through Cadillac accessories, customers will be able to purchase faster 11.5 kilowatt or 19.2kW wall-mounted charging stations. By installing a 240-volt outlet or wall charger, customers can reduce the time it takes to charge a depleted battery from 3 days to overnight.
For home installation, Cadillac is working with Qmerit, a nationwide network to help owners find qualified, experienced Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment installers.
“This unique offer will elevate our customers’ experience with the LYRIQ, helping them make a smoother, more transparent transition to all-electric driving,” said Harvey. “Like the LYRIQ itself, the charging experience will set the standard for customers’ EV experiences.”
When the 2023 LYRIQ Will Be Available
Deliveries of the 2023 LYRIQ Debut Edition, which was available through reservation only, will begin this summer. Deliveries of RWD models are expected to start this fall. Deliveries of the AWD models are expected to start in early 2023. The EPA-estimated range for the AWD versions is expected to be announced closer to the start of production.
The Cadillac LYRIQ is being built at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility. It is being built on GM’s new Ultium battery platform that also underpins the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV and the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV.
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