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Everything drivers need to know about Cadillac electric vehicles

The introduction of the Cadillac Lyrics in 2020 heralded the American luxury automaker’s race towards electrification spurred by parent group GM’s new BEV3 platform, set to be shared with brands Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and commercial vehicle maker BrightDrop. Utilizing the group’s Ultium battery and motor combination, Cadillac and its sister brands will be taking advantage of excellent range, efficient powertrains and environmentally conscious chemistries, with a reduced need for cobalt and 90% less wiring required.  

Cadillac’s push towards EVs will bring the brand back to its storied history as the “standard of the world” with its first models being a midsized crossover to compete with the likes of the Tesla Model X and the ultra-premium Celestiq, bringing Cadillac toe-to-toe with Rolls Royce and Bentley. Learn more about Cadillacs EVs and what they bring to the luxury EV space below.

Cadillac's electric vehicle lineup

Cadillac Lyriq

Introduced in 2020, the Cadillac Lyriq is the American luxury brand’s first foray into EVs. EV drivers get the choice of either single motor rear-wheel drive or dual motor all-wheel drive variants that each deliver over 300 miles of range from their 102 kWh Ultium battery packs. With regard to Level 2 home charging, owners start with a competitive 11.5 kW in standard packages with the option to upgrade to a 19.2 kWh charger, giving the Lyriq one of the fastest Level 2 charging speeds on the market.

Cadillac Celestiq

Targeting the ultra-premium crowd, the Celestiq is coming in 2024 promising a hand-built, 3D printed body and top of the line luxury. Created to compete with Bentley and Rolls Royce, the large notchback sedan will be made to order starting at $300,000. Powering this land yacht will be a 111 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be DC fast charged at 200 kW, expect the same top-of-the-line 19.2 kW AC charger that can be upgraded on the Lyriq.

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Charging Cadillac electric vehicles

Cadillacs utilize the industry standard J1772 port for Level 2 charging and CCS1 Combo port for DC fast charging as standard in North America. These ports can be found on the driver’s side front fender behind the wheel- well, with a large door that can be opened using the vehicle’s center console. For Cadillac’s first two EVs, Level 2 charging can be done at maximum speeds between 11.5 kW and 19.2 kW while DC fast charging is anywhere from 190 kW to 200 kW. 


For home charging, the JuiceBox 48 provides the perfect balance of power and price, easily able to charge any Cadillac EV from 0-100% overnight so you’re ready for the day ahead. For fastest charging taking advantage of your Cadillac’s CCS Combo charging port, the Enel X Way JuicePump 180-360kW can provide the fastest charging speeds at any charger rated 200 kW and above adding over 77 miles of range per 10 minutes charged.

Model year
Charge rate
Charge rate
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2023 Cadillac Lyriq
19.2 kW
102 kWh
69.5 hours
9.5 hours
307-312 miles
2024 Cadillac Celestiq
19.2 kW
111 kWh
77 hours
10.75 hours
300 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

Cadillac EVs utilize the standard CCS combo port located in the driver’s side front fender. The panel protecting the charging port is motorized as it slides out and back to reveal the CCS combo fast charging port. The Lyriq and Celestiq’s fast charging rate ranges from 190-200 kW which adds around 195 miles of range in just 30 minutes.

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