2024 Cadillac Escalade EV – According to the Detroit News, a Cadillac Escalade (Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle), will be in production at Factory Zero in Michigan as soon as January 2024, according to reports. Factory Zero will also build the next-generation Hummer and Chevrolet Silverado Electric utility cars.
2024 Cadillac Escalade EV Review
GM filed a trademark application last year for the ‘Escalade IQ” in several countries. One of these (Switzerland), has approved it. The Cadillac Escalade IQL could represent the pure electric version of the Escalade LSV (long-wheelbase Escalade). The Cadillac Escalade IQ could also be the standard-wheelbase, zero-emissions version. The Cadillac Escalade EV will be available alongside the luxury SUV’s combustion version. The Escalade EV will have a greater presence on the roads to attract more attention than its electric Hummer twins. Image: Cadillac
2024 Cadillac Escalade EV New Design
A concept Cadillac Escalade EV version of the Cadillac Escalade EV will be available by next year. Car and Driver reported in March 2020 that Cadillac was working on an electric Escalade and American publication Car and Driver took a look at the concept car. C&D shared their observations from the Escalade EV preview. C&D shared their observations of the Escalade EV concept from the secret preview. It states that the electric version of the Escalade has a more aerodynamic windshield and a boxier body but is still an Escalade. However, the exterior cannot look futuristic or funky as the EVs emerging from startups. An Escalade must look elegant and unambiguously American, regardless of whether it is an ICE or EV model. We know that Therese Pinazzo (Escalade’s exterior designer manager) and the design team creating the electric variant won’t stray from the original work.
The Escalade EV will be available in addition to the electric Cadillac Lyriq. This product is expected to reach customers within a few months. General Motors has now developed the Ultium platform technology that allows it to quickly create electric versions of popular nameplates such as the Escalade and Silverado. The core of this flexibility lies in its Ultium battery technology. These are pouch-style cells that can either be stacked vertically or horizontally within the battery pack.
Cadillac Escalade EV may have the strongest unit 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 back wheels. According to the company, it was developed for both performance rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive applications. Three units of the 255 kW motor produce 1,000 horsepower combined in the 2022 GMC Hummer EV (GMEst.). Depending on the variant, the Cadillac Escalade EV will come with either two or three 255 kW motors. Although it won’t sprint to 60 mph in three seconds like the Hummer it should still be fast enough for an American full-size SUV. GM stated that it will use silicon carbide for the integrated power electronics in its next-generation EVs’ Ultium Drives units. Silicon carbide is a great way to increase the range of an electric vehicle, decrease its weight and save space. Wolfspeed has been a partner of the company in the development and sourcing of silicon carbide power devices solutions. Wolfspeed is home to the largest facility for silicon carbide fabrication in the world, located in Marcy (New York). The electric propulsion systems can be used in EVs with 400V-800V system voltages and higher. GM could also use its silicon carbide to power the integrated power electronics in the Cadillac Escalade EV’s Ultium Drive unit.
Batteries & Range
GM’s third-generation global EV platform can hold Ultium cells of different capacities, ranging from 50 to 200 kWh. This gives it great bandwidth. Due to its status as a flagship vehicle, the Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle (EV) will likely have the largest battery. GM claims that the biggest Ultium battery can travel 400+ miles (640 km) in a single charge. The Escalade EV will also benefit from DC fast charging under the 800V/350 kW designation, as it is for GM’s truck platforms vehicles. It would provide approximately 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. Cadillac Escalade Electric Vehicle’s batteries must have high levels of local content. Lithium, which is the key material for the battery’s electrolytes and cathodes, is currently an imported material. The Golden Bowtie will source U.S.-based Lithium for its next-generation EV batteries. These are likely to be used in future Cadillac Escalade EV models.
GM will form an investment and commercial partnership with Controlled Thermal Resources to source Lithium locally and affordably. According to the company, the direct extraction of lithium will be done in a closed-loop. The process is smaller than traditional methods like evaporation or pit mining and produces less carbon dioxide. CTR’s closed-loop, direct extraction process for lithium recovery from geothermal brine will be used. GM could get a large portion of its future lithium carbonate and hydroxide from CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen Lithium and Power Development in the Salton Sea Geothermal Field.
Many features could be found on the Hummer EV and could make their way to the Escalade EV. A large sunroof, or ‘Sky Panels,’ as GMC calls them, could be one of these. The Cadillac Escalade EV is likely to be the most expensive SUV in GM’s lineup. It should also have the most advanced infotainment system for a GM vehicle. It will feature a high-quality display, crisp graphics, lots of connected vehicle solutions, and lightning-fast 5G connectivity. In 2023, Cadillac Celestiq will feature Ultra Cruise, GM’s new advanced driver-assistance technology. Ultra Cruise will enable hands-free driving in 95% of all driving situations and eventually, on every paved road in America and Canada. Ultra Cruise will outperform Super Cruise and be able to identify areas where older systems need to be upgraded. It will make a 3D, precise representation of the environment using cameras, radars, and LiDAR. The Ultra Cruise equipped models will be equipped with a LiDAR behind their windshields and new autonomous driving capabilities. GM will offer AT&T 5G connectivity to vehicles starting in MY2024. For smooth operation of the Ultra Cruise functions, the Escalade EV will get 5G connectivity.