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Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:01 pm

As announced last Spring:

As predicted, the plug-in hybrid version of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 large luxury sedan was released today at the Shanghai Motor Show, using an adaptation of GM's second-generation Voltec hybrid system.

What wasn't predicted was the startling size of its battery pack: 18.4 kilowatt-hours, identical to that used in the 2016 Chevrolet Volt...

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... tric-range

Reccently announced that it will be available in the US this year, with models imported from China sold alongside those assembled in the USA:

General Motors plans to export the plug-in hybrid version of its Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan from China to the U.S. when the car goes on sale this year.

The plug-in hybrid version will be built only in a plant in China, which is one of two factories assembling the CT6, said Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac’s chief marketing officer.

The plug-in hybrid sedan will be the second car that General Motors will import to the U.S. from China...

http://www.autonews.com/article/2016011 ... ina-to-u-s

As a (mostly) Asian company, GM is certainly in a good position to exploit the rise of the Dollar, by selling (mostly) Korean BEVs (Sparks/Bolts) and mostly Chinese PHEVs (CT6's) to US consumers.
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Re: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Interesting story of how GM is being absorbed by it's Chinese partner, and how the CT6 shows how far the process has come.

The secret history of GM’s Chinese bailout

...At a time when rising emissions regulations around the world were making fuel-efficient and electrified vehicle technology critical to the future of every automaker, GM was tying that future to its Chinese partner. With GM now importing its top-of-the-line Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid from its Chinese joint-venture plant, that future has already begun to arrive...

http://qz.com/594984/the-secret-history ... e-bailout/

I hadn't realized the actual quote was already in the past tense...

...What was good for our country was good for General Motors...

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Charles_Erwin_Wilson
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Re: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:26 pm

Via IEVS:
Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $76,090, Will Go On Sale In Spring 2017 With 30 Miles Of Electric Range
http://insideevs.com/cadillac-ct6-plug- ... ric-range/

Cadillac has just announced that its CT6 Plug In Hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. in Spring 2017 from a starting price-point of $76, 090 (including dst)

With its launch just months away, Cadillac decided to spill most all of the details now at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Those details include price, range, horsepower, torque and more.

Total range: More than 400 miles
Battery: 18.4 kWh
Electric range: 30 miles
Horsepower: 335
Torque: 432 pound-feet
MPGe: 65 . . . .
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Re: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:47 pm

Via GCR:
2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid sedan reviewed by LA Times
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/110 ... y-la-times

Direct link to full LA times article: http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-cadillac-plug-in-20170404-story.html
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Re: Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Via IEVS, official EPA AER, MPG and MPGe ratings:
Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Gets Official EPA Ratings
http://insideevs.com/cadillac-ct6-plugo ... a-ratings/

. . . We’ll start first with the bright spots. The CT6 plug-in impresses us with its electric range. Here’s the breakdown:

    City range – 27.76 miles
    Highway range – 33.94 miles
    Combined range – 31 miles. . . .

The MPG rating are as follows:

    City MPG – 23
    Highway MPG – 29
    Combined MPG – 26. . . .

Here’s some additional info via the EPA. Note the MPGe figure is officially 62, a disappointing number too. . . .
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