Charging the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover EV

Everything drivers need to know about the Cadillac Lyriq

The Lyriq was announced in 2020 to great fanfare as the American luxury brand’s first fully electric vehicle (EV) following the Chevy Volt-based Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Built on GM’s BEV3 platform that will be further shared throughout GM’s brands and with Honda, the American mid-sized crossover EV uses the much-anticipated Ultium battery and motor that boasts 90% less wiring and reduced dependency on cobalt. The Lyriq will be competing against foreign heavyweights such as the Audi Q8 e-tron, BMW iX, Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV and Tesla Model X.

 

The Cadillac Lyric comes in two drivetrains with one battery configuration: a single motor, rear-wheel drive (RWD) powered variant and dual motor all-wheel drive (AWD) powered by a 102 kWh Ultium battery that allows for 100 kWh to be usable. Drivers can expect quick performance with 340 hp in the single-motor configurations and over 500 hp in dual-motor AWD. Road performance isn’t the only quick thing about the Lyriq, as the EV is capable of 190 kW DC fast charging, adding 195 miles of range in 30 minutes.

Federal EV tax credits

Starting in 2022, EVs and PHEVs became eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500  for new clean vehicles and up to $4,000 for used vehicles that met certain battery production and materials requirements. As of early 2024, the Cadillac Lyriq does not qualify but GM expects the Lyriq and other Ultium-platform EVs to qualify once materials sourcing changes are implemented. Once the Cadillac Lyriq regains incentive qualification, customers can obtain the tax credit as a rebate at point-of-sale, reducing their purchase by the full credit amount.

Charging the Cadillac Lyriq

Both the single-motor and dual-motor variants are powered by a 102 kWh Ultium battery with 100 kWh usable, allowing for 312 miles of all electric EPA-certified range in rear wheel drive and an impressive 307 miles of range in the all-wheel drive variation. These ratings make the Lyriq one of the only EVs where adding an additional motor has only a negligible effect on range. On a Level 2 charger, Cadillac offers an optional 19.2 kW onboard charger for even quicker fill-ups.

 

The Lyriq in both single motor and dual motor configurations can charge up to 11.5 kW as standard with a Level 2 charger, making 48-amp home chargers like the JuiceBox 48 the ideal pick for drivers looking to charge at the fastest possible AC speeds. Home charging on the 48 amp home charger should recharge a Lyriq from empty to full in about 9.5 hours.

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Cadillac Lyriq charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
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

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

The Cadillac Lyriq uses a standard CCS Combo connector located on the driver’s side front fender of the vehicle, capable of up to 190 kW charging speed. At the maximum charging speed, the Lyriq can achieve 77 miles of range in 10 minutes. Looking to charge quickly? The Enel X Way JuicePump 180-360 kW DC fast charger can charge your Lyriq at its max rate of 190 kW.

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