Advanced Plug-In Hybrid technology enables the luxury sedan to emit zero tailpipe emissions and travel at least 35 miles on a full electric charge, after which an on-board engine generates electric power to ensure peace of mind about the location of charging stations.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid is estimated to have fuel economy exceeding 65 MPGe. Miles per gallon equivalence – MPGe – compares energy consumption of plug-in electric vehicles and other advanced technology vehicles with the fuel economy of conventional internal combustion vehicles in miles per U.S. gallon.
The CT6 PHEV will be introduced in China in the Fall of 2016, with U.S. availability scheduled for early-2017 in very exclusive quantities. Cadillac is experiencing impressive growth in China, widely expected to become the world’s largest luxury auto market overall.
“The first-ever CT6 is a technological showcase, making it an ideal platform for Cadillac to offer its first plug-in hybrid,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen. “In the CT6, Cadillac presents a new formula for prestige luxury. The advanced Plug-In Hybrid system is a key addition, providing exceptional efficiency as well as the strong acceleration and responsiveness of a true driver’s car.”
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid system is designed to provide responsive, 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.
The CT6 Plug-In Hybrid combines an all-new rear wheel drive electric variable transmission to provide the smooth, spirited acceleration expected from a driver’s car. The two-motor EVT system combines with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four- cylinder gas engine to produce an estimated total system power of 335 hp (250 kW) and 432 lb-ft (586 Nm) of torque. This helps propel the vehicle from a zero to 60 mph in an estimated 5.3 seconds.
Each electric motor produces 100 hp (74.5 kW) of power. On electric power only, the car is capable of approximately 30 miles of driving range and 75 mph, with the additional power of the engine adding hundreds of miles of total range and a top speed of 150 mph on a track.