The next-, fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade will feature no less than three powertrains, including a high-performance model. That much we’ve already reported. But what the full-size luxury SUV will also offer is a full-on electric variant, which we can refer to Escalade EV – for the sake of clarity.
Sources familiar with future Cadillac product plans speaking to our sister site, Cadillac Society, on the basis of anonymity state that engineers are aiming for a 400-mile range for the upcoming Escalade EV. That will give the future Escalade variant more range than the Tesla Model X, while aligning with plans to position Cadillac as the EV champion of the General Motors Company.
However, the Cadillac Escalade EV won’t launch in conjunction with Cadillac’s next-gen range-topping SUV, which is coming for the 2021 model year. Instead, the electric model will arrive later in the model’s lifecycle.
Besides the obvious benefits of an electric powertrain free of gasoline and associated emissions, the upcoming Escalade EV should also deliver astoundingly low NHV levels when compared to other variants of the next-generation Escalade, which will be offered primarily by eight-cylinder gasoline engines.