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First Dedicated Cadillac EV Planned For 2022

First Dedicated Cadillac EV Planned For 2022

Cadillac has big plans for the future. As announced by Cadillac executives over the past year, the luxury automaker is planning to become a leader in the luxury electric vehicle space in just a few years’ time, and we now have the inside scoop about when that might begin to take shape. 

According to sources familiar with Cadillac’s product strategy, the very first dedicated Cadillac EV will arrive for the 2022 calendar year, with more all-electric models following thereafter.

That means that, when the first all-electric Cadillac model goes on sale, it will join the brand’s three sedans and four utilities:


  • CT4
  • CT5
  • CT6


  • XT4
  • XT5
  • XT6
  • Escalade / Escalade ESV

This means that the new Cadillac EV will quickly follow the automaker’s current product offensive, wherein Cadillac launches a new model every six months through 2021.

When it comes to the upcoming Cadillac EV, we’ve already seen a hint of things to come this past January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, when the luxury automotive brand showed a rendering of an unnamed electric crossover during its presentation of the new Cadillac XT6. Notably, Cadillac didn’t bring an actual concept vehicle to the show, but only showed the above renderings.

We also know that  Cadillac has been busy testing a slew of competitive all-electric crossover models for the past few months, including the Audi e-Tron and Tesla Model X. It is believed that the first dedicated Cadillac EV will take a similar approach as those midsize electric crossovers.

The upcoming Cadillac EV models are expected to be built on an all-new, next-generation EV platform expected to launch around 2021. Known as BEV3, or Battery Electric Vehicle 3 (for third generation), the new EV architecture will be highly scalable and highly flexible, so much so that it will be able to underpin front-, rear-, and all-wheel-drive vehicles.

A prototype of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade undergoing testing in August 2019

We should also note that the next-generation Cadillac Escalade will offer an all-electric variant at some point during its lifecycle, and engineers target an all-electric driving range upwards of 400 miles of range per charge. Versions of the next-gen Escalade with internal combustion engines are expected to roll out in early 2020 for the 2021 model year, and the all-electric version will follow thereafter.

The electric Escalade, however, will not be a dedicated electric model, and is therefore not the same vehicle as the dedicated Cadillac EV being planned for 2022.

All told, big things are just over the horizon when it comes to the Cadillac EV rollout, so stay tuned. And don’t forget to subscribe to Cadillac Society for around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.


  1. Four hundred range is probably optimistic. Mountain driving out west will probably drop it to three hundred. Further exacerbating the issue, again out west, is that we tend travel longer distances in one day, to at least six hundred per day, impossible for this car. Gotta get to eight hundred or even a thousand *claimed* range until EVs are practical highway vehicles, at least in my opinion.

    Montana Bob

    • Only an idiot will buy an EV just to travel over 400 miles. It is smarter and cheaper to rent a regular hybrid for long distances, or take a train, bus, or plane. For the really intelligent drivers, an EV is for city and short distances, which over 70% of the drivers do.

      • I don’t think it’s about long-distance travel… but rather the ability to drive around – wherever that may be – without having to worry about plugging in… and plugging in less often than you would in a car with a shorter ev range.

      • Raymond has obviously never owned an EV. I find my Tesla to be remarkable in giving my all the range I need to make trips to Tucson from Minneapolis twice a year. We take 3 days and enjoy it with the autopilot allowing us to feel rested.

        • With all due respect, I think Montana has a point. And not everyone has the luxury of time as you apparently do.
          400 miles is about what a large vehicle can go on a tank full of gas. But it takes far more than 5 minutes to “re fuel” an EV.
          But we may not see an EV with charging times of less than hours in our lifetimes. It may be as the memeber above suggests. An EV for most day driving and renting an ICE vehicle for road trips. In the case of large, sparsley populated areas of our Nation, EVs may never find many buyers.

  2. This is the new eV series. No reason to have a BEV that is slower than an ICE – it’s just too easy to make them FAST!!

    0-60 in 3.0 sec (no battery overheat on track unlike Tesla MS)
    Duel motor AWD
    350 miles of range
    Selectable Drive Modes: Comfort/Eco (quick, quite, and soft), Performance (quick, quite, and firm), Sport (fastest acceleration), and Track (minimal nannies, optimized acceleration, stiff steering
    Fast charge capable
    OTA updates
    Fully integrated dedicated App for each model (not a shared app platform like the current app)
    Sophisticated charge management capabilities
    L3 self driving with advanced Super Cruise
    Full leather interior (unlike Tesla)
    Full set of next level tech (advanced dash and Infotainment and 120V 15A outlet in trunk and rear seat)
    Base price = $60,000

  3. Greg, I am really surprised at your response about recharging EVs. You should google this and you will find that the latest Superchargers being installed right now are capable of charging at 1,000 miles per hour. You don’t wait for hours on the road as you imagine but significantly less than an hour, usually half that. The ICE is on its way to becoming obsolete. Sorry about that. I should mention that I also drive a Corvette, which I LOVE, but which I only for SHORT pleasure trips.

  4. Thank you. I did not know that. I think 30 minutes +/- is more doable for recharges.

  5. And………where the hell are you going to charge it? The cars, or EV’s will be here in 2022 and there will be NO charging stations. Tesla has made a significant investment in Charging stations in places, GM has said “no way” to building nationwide charging stations. Who the hell wants to drive around here and there looking for a charging station. What happens when you use AC, run the heater in the winter, and all the other elec accessories? how does this effect your range?

  6. Gm has a charging partner/ partner company to work with for, there electric car’s going forward, they have said that from these started.

  7. When you think Cadillac,” you d be forgiven for imagining big V powering giant highway-cruising sedans. But GM s luxury division is out to change that – not just with smaller internal-combustion vehicles, but with its first dedicated electric vehicle as well.


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