GM to begin production next week brand’s first EV

An undated handout picture exhibits the new Cadillac Lyriq, one particular of the electric powered automobiles that Normal Motors Co reported on Oct 20, 2020, that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, manufacturing unit will start off to develop.

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DETROIT — Common Motors is gearing up to provide Cadillac’s 1st electric vehicle to motorists, announcing Tuesday that it will get started manufacturing up coming 7 days on shopper models of its EV crossover, termed the Lyriq.

Output will start out as planned irrespective of the coronavirus pandemic and the scarcity of semiconductor chips that is been resulting in sporadic plant shutdowns, according to Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac.

“Lyriq has been shielded as we worked our way by it,” Harvey informed reporters Tuesday, signaling how essential the launch is to the business.

The Lyriq, starting up at $59,990, is the 1st of a new lineup of electric powered cars and trucks and SUVs for the manufacturer as it programs to exclusively make all-electrical automobiles by 2030.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

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Production starts off on Monday at a plant in Tennessee, and Harvey said he expects Lyriqs to start out arriving on supplier a lot by Might.

Cadillac unveiled the automobile in August 2020 as a single of the first of GM’s subsequent-generation Ultium EV architecture. The business has known as the vehicle its new “know-how spearhead” to acquire on Tesla and other legacy automakers that are releasing EVs.

Harvey claimed the corporation has witnessed “substantial” fascination in the Lyriq, citing extra than 220,000 “hand raisers,” or people today who have questioned for added info on the motor vehicle. He declined to comment on how many reservations Cadillac has gained.

“With the stage of demand from customers that we assume that we have acquired for the Lyriq, we’re searching to increase ability relatively noticeably from wherever the former strategy of history was,” Harvey explained.

The illuminated Cadillac crest on the Lyriq show auto.

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