No need to look in the latest Cadillac model, called Lyriq (photo) , a kinship with the legendary cars of the General Motors brand. It's been a long time since Cadillac ditched the wings of its ice cream-colored cars.
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Lyriq is Cadillac's first electric car. And General Motors hopes to seduce many motorists with this high-end model, equipped with the Ultium battery developed with LG Chem. This type of battery, based on an alloy of nickel, cobalt, manganese, aluminum which consumes less cobalt, must make it possible to travel 485 km with a single recharge.
The Detroit group has decided to step up in the electric market by developing twenty models by 2023.
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Some describe the Lyriq as an SUV, although it doesn't quite match the image Europeans have of it. High, lying down, the Lyriq will have an autonomous driving aid. It is supposed to respond to the success of Tesla, the unmistakable Californian manufacturer in the segment of high-end electric vehicles. However, it will be necessary to be patient: this car, whose price should be less than 75,000 dollars, will not be produced until 2022. By then, General Motors will have launched other models. Two Hummers equipped with its Ultium battery: an SUV and a van including a bunk. Their production is scheduled for the end of 2021. Ford is also preparing an electric pick-up in 2022 while Tesla has opened orders for its Cybertruck, whose production is due to start at the end of 2021.