Cadillac plans to go all-electric by 2030. It’s pretty clear now, how humans are ruining the ecosystem by burning fossil fuels and chopping down forests. So, the automotive industry is changing the ways of the past and reducing emissions. Incentives such as legislative combustion engine bans are also raising awareness and prompting car manufacturers to go electric.
In the last couple of years, there are many new electric cars and electric-only startups come to the market. Now the main competition is to become green-only before others. Jaguar has announced the big change to take place in 2025, Alfa Romeo in 2027, Lotus in 2028, and Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Mini, and many others in 2030.
Steve Carlisle, the President of Cadillac, said “We’re going to enter that decade as an internal combustion engine brand. That’s where we are. We’ve never been better positioned as an internal combustion brand. It’s a decade since we’re also going to exit as a battery-electric brand. There’s a lot that’s going to be going on for Cadillac in the ’20s.” In 2022, we would be taking big steps to achieve this plan. The all-electric Lyriq crossover ends the era of ICE production at Cadillac. For now, the Lyriq is to be followed by the Celestiq, a sedan. Also, three new EVs will come and bear the names “Escalade IQL” “Vistiq” and “Lumistiq”.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is expected to be delivered in the fall of this year, and there are no specifics about the other EVs. But the irony is, not everyone at the brand is up for going electric. About 150 dealerships in the US (if not more so far) have decided to close up shops rather than run an upgrade for a greener future.
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