Cadillac Teases EV Based on GM’s Platform

Cadillac has previewed an electric vehicle, the first based on the platform for EVs being developed by General Motors.

Cadillac says further details about the car, along with its name, will be disclosed closer to its official launch date. It says it plans to launch one new car approximately every six months between now and 2021. The move follows Cadillac’s previews of a sedan, XT6 crossover, and Escalade last week.

The parent company claims the platform “will be flexible”, enabling its divisions to design and develop EVs in response to customer requirements in “a relatively short” span of time. GM says its “most advanced components” will be drivetrains and battery cells, with configurable battery outputs and the choice between rear, front, and all-wheel drive.

Cadillac president Steve Carlisle boasts his company’s EV will “hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world”. The move follows GM’s announcement in November of plans to focus on EVs and AVs and make 14,000 employees redundant.


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