It was solely a matter of time earlier than the Escalade acquired an all-electric model; in any case, GM has been upfront about its imaginative and prescient for a completely electrified vary throughout all its manufacturers. Cadillac itself has dedicated to revealing three new EVs in 2023. Nonetheless, electrifying the Escalade is a critical enterprise.
The complete-sized luxurious SUV could have loads of competitors, nevertheless it nonetheless comfortably out-sold each different Cadillac mannequin in 2022. In truth, extra Escalades had been offered than any Buick mannequin individually, too. In brief, it is Caddy’s perennial money cow, and the automaker is aware of that its clients like its measurement, its standing, and its brash expression of energy.
Distilling all that into an electrical automobile could possibly be a fraught course of, however the Cadillac Escalade IQ does have some broader household expertise to construct upon. GMC’s Hummer EV has already demonstrated that the Ultium platform is able to some frankly ridiculous efficiency — a 3.0 second 0-60 mph time from a 9,000-pound pickup is as spectacular as it’s terrifying — so the Escalade IQ needn’t fear about being sluggish.