An electric Cadillac Escalade is rumored to be in the works for the model’s upcoming fifth-generation refresh, and it is planning to pack quiet a punch.
According to the Cadillac Society, the upcoming fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade will be offered in no less than three different powerplant options, with the most exciting of which being a fully electric powertrain. The most intriguing part is that the new electric Escalade will have a range of upwards of 400 miles according to certain sources.
The Cadillac Escalade has never been a bastion of fuel economy during its over two decades long existence, so for Cadillac to be aiming for a range that has yet to be crossed with such a humongous car is pretty ambitious. Whether they are resorting to cramming in as many batteries as possible or making the upcoming electric Cadillac as light-weight as possible has yet to be seen.
General Motors has announced that Cadillac would act as its leading brand in terms of the company’s transition towards electric cars. To be able to succeed in having such a huge range in such a prominent car would certainly be a huge achievement.
However, the electric version of the Escalade will not make its debut alongside the gasoline-powered fifth-generation Escalade in 2021. Instead, it is rumored to come later on in the lifecycle of the car, but hopefully it won’t take too long.
The current leader in range among electric SUVs would be the Long Range Model X which has a range of 325 miles, and it would be very possible for the Model X to achieve a 400-mile range by the time the electric Escalade would hit the road. Along with the Model X, the only other competition that the electric Escalade would have would be the upcoming Rivian R1S electric SUV. In its highest 180 kWh configuration, the R1S is said to have a range of 410 miles. The R1S will be released in 2021, so it would be in Cadillac’s best interest to not wait too long before releasing the electric Escalade.
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