2024 Cadillac Escalade EV – Detroit News reports that the Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle, will be made available at Factory Zero in Michigan beginning in January 2024. Factory Zero will also be producing the next generation Hummer, Chevrolet Silverado Electric utility cars.
GM applied last year for a trademark to use “Escalade IQ” in multiple countries. It has been approved by Switzerland, one of these countries. Cadillac Escalade IQL could represent the pure electric version of the Escalade LSV (long-wheelbase Escalade). Cadillac Escalade IQ could have the standard-wheelbase version without any emissions. The Cadillac Escalade EV, a luxury SUV, will be also available. The Escalade EV will be visible on roads more than its electric Hummer twins and attract more attention. Image: Cadillac
2024 Cadillac Escalade EV Design
Next year will see the Cadillac Escalade Electric Concept E-V model. Car and Driver reported in March 2020 that Cadillac was working on an electric Escalade. American publication Car and Driver also looked at the concept car. C&D shared their views on the Escalade EV Preview. C&D shared their thoughts from the Escalade EV Preview. Although the Escalade EV version is smaller and has a larger body, it’s still an Escalade. The Escalade’s exterior is not as futuristic and hipster-chic as the EVs emerging from startups. Regardless of whether the Escalade will be an ICE or EV model, its exterior must be sleek and American. We know that Therese Pinazzo (Escalade’s exterior designer manager) and the design team who created the electric version of the vehicle will not change their original work.
This product should be delivered to customers within the next few weeks. General Motors now uses the Ultium platform technology, which allows it to create electric versions of popular nameplates such as the Escalade and Silverado. Its Ultium battery technology is the key to this flexibility. These pouch-style cells are able to be placed horizontally or vertically in a battery pack.
Cadillac Escalade EV may have the strongest of GM’s three new Ultium Drive electric engines. One permanent magnet synchronous motor generates 255 kW (342 horses). The PMSM can power both the front and rear wheels. According to the company, it is designed for all-wheel-drive applications and performance rear-wheel-drives. Three units of the 255-kW motor produce 1,000 horsepower in the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. (GMEst.). Depending on the variant, Cadillac Escalade EV might come with one or three 255 kW motors. Although it won’t sprint to 60 mph in three seconds like the Hummer it should be fast enough for a full-size American SUV.
2024 Cadillac Escalade EV Future
GM has announced that the next generation of EVs will feature silicon carbide as its power electronics. Silicon carbide can increase the range and weight of electric cars, while also reducing space. Wolfspeed was an integral part of the development and sourcing of silicon carbide power devices solutions. Wolfspeed is located in Marcy, New York. It houses the largest facility in the world for the production of silicon carbide. The electric propulsion system is compatible with EVs with 400V-800V system voltages and higher. GM could also use silicon carbide to power the integrated power electronics in the Cadillac Escalade EV’s Ultium Drive unit.
Batteries and range
GM’s third-generation global EV platform can hold Ultium cells of different capacities. These range from 50 kWh to 200 kWh. It has a wide bandwidth. Because it is a flagship vehicle, the Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle will be equipped with the biggest battery. GM claims that the biggest Ultium battery can travel 400+ miles (640 km) in a single charge. The Escalade EV, like all GM trucks, will be able to benefit from DC fast charging at 800V/350 kW. It could travel approximately 100 miles in a matter of minutes.
Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle batteries need to have high levels of local content. Import Lithium is the main material used to make the batteries’ electrolytes, cathodes, and batteries. The Golden Bowtie will source U.S. Lithium for its next generation of an EV battery. These will be used in future Cadillac Escalade EV models.