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Cadillac Electric Vehicle Announcement Coming On March 21st

Cadillac Electric Vehicle Announcement Coming On March 21st

A Cadillac electric vehicle announcement is coming on March 21st, 2022.

According to a press release by Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, the automaker will “share details about its commitment to Cadillac’s all-electric future in Tennessee on Monday, March 21st.”  The announcement will be made at the Cadillac Spring Hill plant, where the luxury marque’s first battery electric vehicle, the Lyriq, will begin production the same day. The announcement will be attended by GM President Mark Reuss, Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, along with union representatives and plant employees.

As we mentioned above, the timing of Cadillac’s upcoming announcement aligns with the start of production for the Lyriq, which is also scheduled to begin on March 21st. The battery electric luxury crossover will officially launch the marque into its chapter of an all-electric future.

Initially, Cadillac intended to produce just 3,200 units of the Lyriq throughout the 2022 calendar year, but then changed that plan, substantially increasing that number to 25,000 units to meet customer demand. Reservations for the initial units, which are dubbed Lyriq Debut Edition models, sold out in just over 10 minutes. The number of pre-orders placed hasn’t been made public, but Cadillac indicated that it has at least 216,000 “hand raisers” interested in the electric luxury crossover. 

Soon after the Debut Edition lands at dealerships, order books for subsequent Lyriq models will open on May 19th. Cadillac originally planned to have a reservation process in place as it had for Debut Edition models, but instead decided to make the Lyriq immediately available for ordering to streamline the process and satisfy the high levels of demand.

Riding on the new BEV3 platform, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition features a 100.4 kWh lithium-ion Ultium battery pack and a single Ultium Drive motor mounted on the rear axle. The electric driveline is rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, and Cadillac estimates the Lyriq will have 300 miles of range on a full charge. Although the Debut Edition is only available with rear-wheel-drive, a more powerful model with all-wheel-drive, known as the Lyriq Performance AWD, will launch in early 2023.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. All I have to say to the buyers is “You will be sorry”.

  2. I truly don’t think most Americans are not ready for electric cars I know I’m not

  3. I think that many Americans ARE ready for electric vehicles. The impending supply-chain issues with petroleum are accelerating the movement toward electric. The real “issue” is range. When the range is 500 miles and the winter weather range is over 400 miles, the shift toward electric may be significant.

  4. Re range, the sweet spot for me is 300 mi. And as more & more fast charges are built along our highways, my anxiety lessens.
    Re article above, with Cadillac opening its order books eff 19 May, does than include AWD Lyriqs?

  5. It will be a great car for Cadillac as long as everyone who purchases it can be smart and adjust their driving habits in colder weather. Don’t get stuck in winter weather an now have a dead battery. In addition, you have to plan out your routes to make sure you have a charging station available where you plan to drive. Electric is only a part of the solution, not the entire one. Wait til they ship the electric Corvettes. Then you will see a dramatic drop off in production number. Bottom line. Remember who your customer really is or they will just change brands.


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