New York – AP:
The “Cadillac” company, the luxury car manufacturer, unveiled the first fully electric cars on Thursday, hoping to gain a share of the market for these vehicles, which are currently dominated by “Tesla”.
Cadillac, the luxury model from General Motors’s cars, made it clear that the Lyric cars would not be produced before 2022, and promised that most of its cars would be electric by 2030.
General Motors currently produces hybrid or electric cars, including the Chevrolet Volt and the Chevrolet Bolt, but plans to design 20 types of pure electric cars by 2023.
The “Cadillac” explained that the electric energy available in the “Lyric” battery is sufficient to travel 500 kilometers before recharging it.
General Motors intends to use this battery, which it called “Altium”, in all future electric cars that it will produce for all of its models, namely, “Cadillac”, “Chevrolet”, “GMC” and “Buick”.
The Lyric, which will have the option of self-driving, would help Cadillac to compete with Tesla in the field of electric cars, knowing that it was the first major group in the automotive sector to produce an electric vehicle in the nineties of the last century.
Tesla is now equal to the value of the Detroit “Big Trio”, meaning “General Motors”, “Ford” and “Chrysler” combined.
Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds expert on automotive specialist, expected that GM, thanks to Lyric and other electric cars that it would build, would be able to take Tesla a share of the electric car market.