General Motors (GM) recently celebrated another major milestone in its commitment to its all-electric future as Cadillac begins retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ electric car. The latest electric vehicle from GM is being produced at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant in the USA.
GM announced a commitment to invest $2 billion (£1.5 billion/€1.8 billion) in Spring Hill Assembly in October 2020 and the entire Spring Hill team has worked to prepare for production of the Cadillac LYRIQ electric vehicle (EV)
Mark Reuss, GM president, said: “The Cadillac LYRIQ sets the standard for the future of Cadillac and marks another major milestone in GM’s commitment to an all-electric future.
“This is a monumental day for the entire GM team. We retooled Spring Hill Assembly with the best, most advanced technology in the world and the team worked tirelessly to complete the preparations nine months ahead of the original schedule.”
Reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sold out in just over 10 minutes late last summer and demand continues to grow. Cadillac will begin taking additional orders for the 2023 LYRIQ on May 19.
The Cadillac LYRIQ, the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, is built on GM’s Ultium Platform, which encompasses a common electric vehicle architecture and propulsion components like battery cells, modules, packs, Ultium Drive units, electric vehicle motors and integrated power electronics.
GM have announced the company will offer customers 30 all-electric models globally by 2025. Forty percent of the company’s US entries will be battery electric vehicles by the middle of the decade.
GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing complex, which consists of a vehicle assembly plant, metal stamping plant and an engine plant, is the largest GM facility in North America.
The complex opened in 1990 and has built more than 4.5 million vehicles is now taking a new direction ready for an electric future. The vehicle assembly plant and engine plant sit on 2,100 acres with 700 of those acres dedicated to farming.
An additional 100 acres are dedicated to a wildlife habitat, wetlands and native grasses. Spring Hill’s wildlife area has received gold recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council.