Cadillac confirmed this week that the 2023 Lyriq Debut Edition has already started production at the facility, which means the next trim level isn’t far behind. For those looking to switch to an electric vehicle for the first time, Cadillac wants to make it easy for everyone. How long can owners expect it to take when it comes to charging the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq?
How Long Does It Take to Charge the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq?
The length of time it takes to charge the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq depends on how it is being charged. Cadillac says the Lyriq can accept a charge up to 19.2 kW for Level 2 home charging. The Lyriq can charge up to 190 kW with DC Fast-Charging.
Using a Level 2 home charger, drivers can add 52 miles of range per hour. Taking the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq to charge at a DC Fast-Charger will add 76 miles of range in 10 minutes. Drivers can add 195 miles of range in 30 minutes at a DC Fas-Charger.
If you have an 11.5 kW home charger, the Lyriq will add around 31 miles of range per hour. This type of home charger is more common as it has been around for longer. Those planning to use the household outlet can add about three miles of range per hour. This is definitely the slowest charging method but can help in a pinch.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will use GM’s new Ultium Platform
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will utilize GM’s Ultium Platform, which is new technology made for electric vehicles. GM engineered the new battery to charge quickly, fit into a variety of cars, and offer flexibility for drivers. The automaker aims to offer 30 new electric vehicles globally by 2025, including the Cadillac Lyriq. The Ultium Platform includes a modular battery and drive unit. As a result, the battery is flexible enough to fit trucks, SUVs, cars, and commercial vehicles. It will also offer a wireless charging network.
The rear-wheel-drive Lyriq offers an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles when fully charged. Using the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, waste energy from the battery can be captured and repurposed.
“In addition to optimizing range, the system can also help reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed and even contribute to the vehicle’s performance driving dynamics.”Cadillac
Cadillac announced this week that the rear-wheel-drive 2023 LYRIQ has an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles on a full charge and will start at $62,990. The all-wheel drive version will start at $64,990, but no EPA estimates have been public yet.
Tips for first-time electric vehicle buyers
When people first take delivery of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, the battery will be in excellent condition. That means it will charge quickly and last for the EPA-estimated range. As electric vehicle batteries get older, the battery holds a charge less and dies faster. This is similar to a laptop or cell phone battery. There are ways to keep the electric vehicle battery in good shape. Most brands recommend keeping the State of Charge between 10% SoC (State of Charge) to 80% SoC.
Cadillac will probably have an app or navigation system to help find the closest chargers. You can use these to help plot out road trips or find a charger on the go. Some of the most popular EV charging stations are ChargePoint, EVgo, Blink Charging, and Tesla Superchargers.
It might take a few days, but the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq should be fairly user-friendly. The electric SUV has received positive praise so far and is one of many new electric SUVs to hit the market this year. Keep your eyes peeled in the next few months to see if any Lyriq Debut Editions pop up in your town.