Days after GM announced that Cadillac would become its leading brand for electric vehicles, the automaker announced a few pictures of its first planned electric vehicle.
Cadillac gives no other details than the pictures – no name, no specifications, nothing. This information will be announced shortly before launch, says the company. Cadillac, however, is positioning itself as an aggressive player in the emerging EV market as it tends to move from mass-market electric vehicles to the luxury end of the spectrum.
In addition to releasing the all-new XT6 crossover at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the company indicated both a future Escalade and an upcoming one this week performance sedan. "Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models approximately every six months by 2021
The images suggest that Cadillac's first electric vehicle will be a crossover. The vehicle will use the next generation of GM's new generation of BEV3 electric vehicles, which is flexibly designed for use in many different vehicle types and offers configurations for front, rear and four-wheel drive. GM plans to create a set of battery configurations for different vehicles. This could mean a shorter development cycle that will help GM respond to consumer demand and competitors' actions.
GM recently exceeded the 200,000th threshold for electric vehicles, triggering a slow $ 7,500 tax credit for the next 15 years. The parent company of Chevrolet and GMC is the second automaker to exceed this mark. Tesla had sold the 200,000th vehicle in the US last summer.