Cadillac President, Johan de Nysschen, says the brand will shy away from pure electric vehicles in the short run, and place focus on developing its plug-in credentials across each of models, according to a report from Automotive News.
“For us, the avenue to ensure that we are able to play in China is going to be through plug-in hybrids,” said de Nysschen. “We think that those cars anyway offer the advantage that they effectively can be a full EV, but they are not subjected to the constraints of a still-immature charging infrastructure.”
This coincides with reports from the 2015 New York Auto Show, where the brand said it would look to offer a plug-in option for each of its vehicles to boost its tech credentials globally.
First up to bat will be the 2016 Cadillac CT6 PHEV, which will utilize the 2.0-liter LTG turbo-four engine paired with two electric motors and an 18.4 kWh lithium ion battery. The combination is said to make for 30 miles of pure electric driving.