GM announces the Cadillac Celestiq, a handcrafted electric car

GM announces the Cadillac Celestiq, a handcrafted electric car


General Motors has revealed that it will launch a new all-electric Cadillac sedan. The Cadillac Celestiq is a luxury model that will be hand-built in limited numbers.

GM did not provide further details of the Celestiq, but confirmed that production of the electric vehicle will be concentrated at a plant in Michigan (USA) and will use the brand’s new battery design, called Ultium. “Our team has taken on the challenge of transforming product development at GM and positioning our company for an electric future,” said Mary Barra, president and CEO of GM.

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Ultium is a modern modular and scalable battery architecture that could allow GM to reduce costs below $100 per kilowatt hour. It will be used not only in the Celestiq, but also in the next generation Chevy Bolt and GMC Hummer truck. GM said Ultium allows a distance of 643 km on a single charge and can go from 0 to 100 km / h in three seconds.

In addition to the Celestiq, the automaker has announced that it intends to launch 20 different electric vehicles by 2023, and will release three of them publicly in the coming months: the Cadillac “Lyriq” EV crossover in April and two electric versions of GMC’s Hummer. May. Soon, will come the Origin of Cruise, a hybrid, electric and autonomous car, produced by Cruise and Honda.

Via: Business Inside/Motor Vehicle Authority

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