Cadillac’s Electric Crossover Is Three Years Away, But Could Have A Range Of Nearly 400 Miles

Cadillac used the North American International Auto Show to preview their first fully electric vehicle, but the company was tight-lipped on specifics. That’s starting to change as Cadillac President Steve Carlisle has dropped some hints about the upcoming model.

Speaking with GM Inside News, Carlisle suggested the crossover will have one of the longest ranges on the market. As he explained, “We’ll have to push past 300 miles (482 km)” because “internal combustion car[s] can drive 400 miles (643 km), that’s what people are expecting.”

If the company is able to deliver an electric crossover with 400 miles (643 km) of range, that would be a huge accomplishment as the distance would trounce rivals such as the Tesla Model X 100D which has a range of 295 miles (474 km). The electric Cadillac would also be able to best newer competitors such as the Audi E-Tron and Mercedes EQC.

This suggests the crossover will use a relatively large battery pack, but there’s no word on its capacity. Carlisle also declined to mention charging times, but noted they’re an important concern.

Unfortunately, fans have a long wait ahead of them as the electric crossover appears to be at least three years away. That will put Cadillac several years behind the competition, but Carlisle downplayed this by saying “Three years is a nanosecond in the fullness of time.” That’s certainly true, but so is that fact that Cadillac wouldn’t be in such as bad position if they would have launched the XT4 and XT6 three years ago.

While Cadillac will be late to the luxury electric game, Carlisle suggested they’ll be a leader in electric vehicles by building the best ones on the market. He also suggested the brand will eventually offer a full range of electric vehicles.

  • charlotteharry57

    Explain to me how this is an important segment, at the moment. It’s not.

    • RichS

      Well considering by the time this vehicle hits the market there will probably be 5 or 6 vehicles in the segment for a few years. It is shaking up to be an important segment. Midsized SUV’s are hot. And new electric vehicles are ramping up quickly.

      • LeStori

        Over 88 million vehicles are sold each year around the world . Over 1 billion are on the road. EVs make up 3 million of those billion cars. If EVs were rammped up to produce 100 million cars a year immediately , it would take over 10 years to replace the current number of cars on the road. By 2035 there are expected to be 2 billion cars on the road. I do not think 3 years will make or break anything. EVs are still niche produdcts. The smashed Avacado of the car world at the moment.

  • TheBelltower

    “…at least three years away. That will put Cadillac several years behind the competition”

    In three years, they will be more than a decade behind the competition.


  • scjeff

    So if it is available in three years and if it has 400 miles range it will “trounce” the Model X that is being sold right now. I doubt Tesla is too worried by this particular competitor.

  • Dude

    3 years? That’s just funny.

  • Bob White

    3 years is an eternity. You don’t lead by being 3 years + late…

    • Enter Ranting

      Cadillac will still be around in 3 years? That’s optimistic.

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