Volvo recently made headlines after it announced every single one of its cars will soon feature some form of electrification, whether it be a dedicated battery-electric vehicle, or a plug-in hybrid variant. Apparently, Cadillac has similar plans as the brand’s president, Johan de Nysschen, told Reuters that Cadillac has plans “not dissimilar to what Volvo has announced.”
It echoes former statements by Cadillac’s chief marketing officer, Uwe Ellinghaus, who said Tesla’s competitive advantage will soon become standard across the industry, that advantage being a range of electric and plug-in cars from nearly all automakers.
Cadillac axed the slow-selling ELR plug-in car from its lineup and now offers the 2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In as its sole electrified vehicle. The car features an EPA-estimated 26 MPG combined rating, but a combined battery range of 31 miles on pure electric power. Its MPGe rating sits at 62 MPGe.
de Nysschen didn’t provide specifics about the brand’s electric car plans, but did state more electrified vehicles will launch in the second half of the next decade.