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Cadillac CT5 Will Not Offer 120-Volt Electrical Outlet

Cadillac CT5 Will Not Offer 120-Volt Electrical Outlet

When it launches this fall, the all-new Cadillac CT5 will not offer a 120-volt electrical outlet, Cadillac spokesperson, Tara Kuhnen, confirmed to Cadillac Society.

The move breaks with a long-standing Cadillac tradition of offering a traditional 120-volt household-style outlet in its vehicles. Currently, the ATS, CTS, CT6, XTS and Escalade offer the feature, which serves as a technological differentiator that enables owners to charge their laptop in their Cadillac – a very useful ability in today’s more mobile and dynamic work environment.

For instance, an owner could plug in their laptop and leave it charging in the back seat while driving to his or her next meeting, thereby having the notebook fully charged upon arrival. Alternatively, the 120 volt outlet also allows a passenger to work on their laptop without draining the device’s battery on long trips.

The Cadillac CT5 will offer three USB ports (one USB Type A and two USB Type C), one SD Card Reader and two 12V Accessory Power Outlets (otherwise known as cigarette lighter outlets).

It’s unclear what’s behind the decision to discontinue the electrical outlet, and we will update you if we hear more. In the meantime, stay tuned to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac news and join to discuss the all-new CT5 in our Cadillac CT5 forums.

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Alex is the founder of Cadillac Society. He has a deep passion for automotive business strategy and enjoys driving his ATS sedan on twisty mountain roads.


  1. How much is that option? New 12 VDC to 120 VAC converters are cheap and can be added if the owners does need it. Or else, get a Ford hybrid which always has a 120 VAC power outlet.

    • I would argue that a question about an adapter is not a solution worthy of a luxurious car like a Cadillac.

      Ford who?

  2. ……and the disappointment and underwhelming from future Cadillac product just keeps on coming……

    • And so does your blinded negativity, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Easy enough to charge using USB

    • You’re not going to adequately charge a tablet or laptop with a USB port. In fact, we have confirmed that this is a low-power port, so the battery of a tablet or laptop plugged into USB will drain faster than it will charge.


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