On Monday, Cadillac announced plans to construct a fully electric driven incarnation of its most important SUV, the Escalade, along with a tease of the timeline: the electric powered edition, which will be known as the Escalade IQ, will make its debut later this year.

Cadillac asserts that the Escalade IQ “promises the exact motivation to craftsmanship, technological innovation, and overall performance that has helped the Escalade nameplate dominate the massive luxury SUV section for the previous 20 a long time.” This assertion was made in reference to the fact that the Escalade has dominated the market for large luxury SUVs for the past 20 years.

With a unique spin, the brand’s EV name is carried on by the all-electric Escalade IQ, which follows in the footsteps of the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq crossover and the soon-to-be-released Cadillac Celestiq. “The IQ naming strategy celebrates Cadillac introducing a diverse type of EV to the market—one that will work in tandem with people’s daily life and environments,” noted Cadillac. “The IQ will work in tandem with people’s daily life and environments.”

A preview of the Cadillac Escalade IQ, which will make its premiere in 2023

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll find yourself in a setting like that, when the parking spots are cramped and the roads are clogged with traffic. To give you an idea of its dimensions, the gasoline (or diesel) Escalade ESV steps just about 19 feet extended, has a width of 81.1 inches, and a height that can easily fit through a garage entry. Which is neither as excellent nor as comprehensive as the GMC Hummer EV, while the electric Escalade is likely to weigh substantially more than the nearly 6,000 lbs. that the gasoline models weigh.

The EPA gas economy ratings for the 2023 Escalade range from 23 mpg combined with rear-wheel generate and the turbo-diesel to barely 13 mpg combined for the effectiveness-oriented Escalade V. The turbo-diesel version of the Escalade delivers the greatest overall economy. According to the company, the GMC Hummer EV SUV will have a range of 314 miles on a battery pack that is 170 kilowatt hours when tested using the EPA cycle.

Cadillac has said that the first of its new electric vehicles (EVs) would debut in 2023, with the remainder of the lineup scheduled to enter production in 2024.

There is now an extended version of an Escalade EV in the will work. Steve Carlisle, who was serving as president of the company at the time, confirmed the production of an electric Escalade in late 2019, but the company has not provided any updates since then.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

The transition for Cadillac to become an electric car manufacturer exclusively by the year 2030 is currently well under progress. When General Motors announced in January 2019 that Cadillac would become the “lead electric vehicle brand” for GM, the strategy was effectively put into motion and put into action. Cadillac was the initial GM model to introduce a car or truck that was constructed on the so-called BEV3 platform, which later became known as Ultium.

Cadillac did not release its first electric vehicle (EV) until just this past year, with the Lyriq. However, throughout the past ten years, the company has also sold the plug-in hybrid Cadillac ELR. The ELR was a well-conceived but weakly promoted premium coupe that was constructed on Chevy Volt bones.