Vehicle Described as ‘Ideal Platform’ for First Cadillac Plug-In Hybrid
General Motors said in China this week that it would offer a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle version of its new CT6 sedan – a vehicle that was itself unveiled just this month in New York.
“The new PHEV system is expected to more than double the fuel economy of the conventional powertrain offerings,” GM says.
“The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase throughout, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac to offer its first plug-in hybrid,” Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen said in a release.
“In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury,” he said. “The advanced plug-in hybrid system is a key addition, providing a combination of exceptional fuel economy, crisp acceleration and strong electric-driving range.”
The CT6 PHEV is designed to provide all-electric driving for most daily commutes, “while maximizing fuel efficiency by providing blended power from the engine and battery at higher speeds and higher loads, even when energy is stored in the battery.”
18.4-kilowatt-Hour Lithium Ion Pack
The five-passenger vehicle will have an 18.4-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack, is located between the rear seat and the trunk, comprised of 192 prismatic pouch cells.
The car will have all-new, two-motor rear-wheel electric variable transmission with exclusively designed motors to provide smooth, spirited acceleration.
The two-motor EVT will have three planetary gears and be mated to a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with spark-ignited direct injection and variable valve technology..
The combination will yield total system power of 335 horsepower and 432 foot-pounds of torque.
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