Cadillac goes electric with Escalade IQ

Cadillac goes electric with Escalade IQ

The 2025 Escalade IQ EV SUV includes 450 miles of range, a 55-inch diagonal LED display and V2H bidirectional charging.

Cadillac unveiled its first-ever all-electric 2025 Escalade IQ, a re-imagination of its luxury full-size SUV experience. The Escalade IQ offers an estimated 450 miles of range, a curved pillar-to-pillar 55-in. total diagonal LED display, Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance technology, vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging technology and zero tailpipe emissions, the company said.

GM’s first full-size SUV from Cadillac is built on its modular EV propulsion architecture, the Ultium Platform, and incorporates GM’s Ultifi software platform to support and deliver ongoing software updates to its technologies. Escalade IQ also features independent front and rear suspension, with power transferred to 24-inch wheels with 35-inch tires via front and rear drive motors that work in conjunction as an eAWD system.

Cadillac said a 24-module Ultium battery serves as the foundation of the IQ, producing more than 200 kWh of available energy. It also employs a high-voltage architecture that enables 800-volt DC fast charging, providing up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charge time.

Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology is also included, providing customers with the ability to send power directly from the vehicle to a properly equipped home. This capability will be enabled via an over-the-air software update for the 2025 model year.

The electric propulsion configuration — consisting of the battery pack, power electronics and a two-motor eAWD system — offers power on demand and performance, said Cadillac, including:

  • Up to 750 horsepower;
  • Up to 785 lb.-ft. of torque;
  • 0-60 mph in less than 5 seconds;
  • Up to 8,000 pounds of towing capability.

Additionally, IQ offers one-pedal driving and variable regen on demand. Plus, GM said Ultium energy recovery — a heat pump thermal system — allows for energy to transfer between the battery/power electronics and the cabin, using every watt possible to optimize range and minimize the power from the high-voltage battery used for five-zone climate control.

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