You may have noticed that the 2016 Cadillac CT6 PHEV battery shares the same 18.4 kWh power output as the Cadillac ELR (and the Chevrolet Volt) EREV models. But their configurations differ greatly, as does the way the batteries are used.
To learn how, Autoblog decided to ask Cadillac to set things straight.
Unfortunately Cadillac is keeping things quiet for now on the technical schematics, but the battery pack does consist of the new, 192 prismatic pouch cell battery pack as seen in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. That said, the battery will behave differently than what’s seen in the Volt and ELR, thanks to a two-motor Electric Variable Transmission, which uses three planetary gears, and is mated to a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine — sending power to the rear wheels, with the combined output between the engine and battery coming in at 335 hp and a 432 lb-ft of torque — which is more twisting force than the current range-topping 400 hp, 400 lb-ft twin-turbo 3.0L V6 model coming out, as well. But for more details, it looks like we’re going to have to wait and see. Now, about a CT6-V-Series model…