When it comes to electric vehicles, the first thing the general public wants to know is what kind of driving range a particular automobile is capable of. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has an estimated range of 312 miles, that much we’ve already known. But now, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the all-new electric luxury crossover’s efficiency ratings, including the MPG equivalent (MPGe).
According to the EPA, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq RWD has an MPGe estimate of an impressive 82 MPGe highway, 97 MPGe city for a combined 89 MPGe overall. This is equivalent to 38 kWh of energy consumed per 100 miles. The EPA estimates that one gallon of gasoline is equivalent to 33.7 kWh of energy. In total, the Lyriq has an estimated annual fuel cost of $750, which is equivalent to roughly $7,500 in savings over five years when compared to a gasoline-powered vehicle in the same size range.
|2023 Cadillac Lyriq||2022 Audi e-tron||2022 Jaguar I-Pace||2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor||2022 Tesla Model Y LR|
|Energy Consumption (kWh/100 miles)||38||36||44||31||28|
|Driving Range (miles)||312||241||234||270||330|
|Time To Recharge On 240V Outlet (hours)||6.5||9||13||8||11.5|
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq takes approximately six and a half hours to fully charge from a 240-volt Level 2 electrical outlet. This charging speed is notably faster than several of its key rivals, as indicated in the table above. However, while the Lyriq has a driving range of 312 miles, it is slightly less efficient in terms of energy consumption than the Tesla Model Y LR and the Polestar 2. However, it greatly outperforms the Jaguar I-Pace when it comes to energy consumption.
It should be noting that the aforementioned EPA MPGe ratings are only applicable to the Lyriq RWD, which features a single Ultium Drive motor driving the rear wheels. This configuration is rated at 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. At this time, the EPA has not released the estimates for the forthcoming Lyriq AWD variant, which adds a second motor and approach 500 horses.
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