Is GM planning an electric Cadillac Escalade?

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As part of that, the company could be working on an electric version of its flagship Escalade SUV, the vehicle most often seen operating as high-end limo services, and popular among the glitterati from Hollywood to the Cadillac is poised to become the lead brand from General Motors for some of its most advanced electric vehicle technology.

Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. That’s about a 5 mpg improvement over the gasoline Escalade. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes in two trims, standard and a Platinum Edition.

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Review: 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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Review: 2013 Escalade Hybrid. One phrase sums up Cadillac’s 2013 Escalade Hybrid: No compromise. The Escalade offers everything you would expect from a large SUV. The 2013 Escalade Hybrid leverages other technologies to help improve fuel efficiency. Cadillac says its 2-Mode Hybrid system, automatic transmission, and these additional technologies help the Escalade Hybrid realize what the company claims is the best fuel economy in its class. Cadillac Escalade

New Review: 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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If that’s what you’re looking for, the 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid fits the bill. US News says the Escalade Hybrid is in a class of its own. The 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets 20 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. That’s about a 5 mpg improvement over the gasoline Escalade. Additionally, the 2012 Escalade is one of the top five best hybrid SUVs on the market today ( U.S. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes in two trims, standard and a Platinum Edition.

2010 Escalade Hybrid Updates

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Starting at a mere $73,425 the 2010 Cadillac Escalade hybrid takes the same gasoline / electric architecture used to underpin both the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid and provides it with a full-on luxury spin. Unsurprisingly, the ‘10 Cadillac Escalade hybrid doesn’t alter the excellent two-mode hybrid game plan that GM has rolled out across their full-size SUV lineup. New Hybrid Escalade review from Edmunds.com. Tags: Cadillac Escalade

Luxury Now Available In Green | Escalade Accolades

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The 2009 Cadillac Escalade is the first luxury full-sized SUV hybrid to come onto the market. Running on GM’s two-mode hybrid system, which includes an electrically variable engine and 300 volt nickel-metal hybrid battery, reports are that the Cadillac Escalade hybrid starts easily from full stops and commands a powerful feeling as it’s driven. Just like its standard fuel cousin, the hybrid Escalade is heavy on accents that make for an appealing finish.

Cadillac introduces the 4th gen Escalade SUV; no new hybrid model

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Cadillac introduced the 2015 Escalade, the fourth-generation of the luxury SUV. Offered with 2WD and 4WD drivetrains, the Escalade features a new 6.2L There is no new hybrid model to replace the MY2013 Escalade two-mode hybrid, which was dropped in MY 2014 due to low sales (about 2%, according to a Cadillac spokesperson). Senior Vice President Global Cadillac Bob Ferguson unveils the 2015 Cadillac Escalade in New York City.

Bob Lutz: Volt's Electric Tech Should've Gone Into Escalade First

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Ex-GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz played an instrumental part in getting Chevrolet's range-extended electric car, the Volt, to market. So important was his role that he's often considered the "father of the Volt"--but at the Detroit Auto Show, Lutz has said that he'd not have launched the car's technology in that package. Autocar reports (via Autoblog

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Combines Utility and Luxury. Chic, powerful, fun to drive,” those are some of the descriptors given by reviewers who drove the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The Escalade offers all the benefits (interior space, power, seating and towing capacity) of a full-sized gasoline-powered SUV, but boosts the fuel economy with an assist from a pair of electric motors. The Cadillac Escalade is a two-mode gas/electric powertrain system.

Luxurious Hybrid Cadillac Lacks Nothing

Hybrid SUV Blog

2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Combines Utility and Luxury. Chic, powerful, fun to drive,” those are some of the descriptors given by reviewers who drove the 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. The Escalade offers all the benefits (interior space, power, seating and towing capacity) of a full-sized gasoline-powered SUV, but boosts the fuel economy with an assist from a pair of electric motors. The Cadillac Escalade is a two-mode gas/electric powertrain system.

GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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General Motors Co. announced today that its Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles, joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan, and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Michigan.

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Wintry Michigan: Not The Best Place To Drive An Electric Car?

Green Car Reports

A Mazda MX-5 Miata likely won''t get very far on a muddy off-road trail, and a gigantic Cadillac Escalade ESV isn''t much fun to drive in dense city traffic. Not every car is ideally suited to every environment. DON''T MISS: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Drive Report, First U.S. Sale Details Similarly, Michigan in winter probably isn''t the best place to

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Power Hybrids: Luxury Green Muscle Machines

Green Car Reports

To answer these questions, I took two luxury hybrid vehicles, the 2010 BMW ActiveHybrid X6 and the 2010 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, for a week-long test drive through Southern California. The 2010 ActiveHybrid X6 and the 2010 Escalade Hybrid are Can hybrid vehicles deliver on muscle performance? Is it necessary to sacrifice luxury for fuel economy?

Could Chevy Volt Plug-In Displace Prius Hybrid On Red Carpets?

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Within a couple of years, alighting from a Prius hybrid--or any other hybrid, including the hulking Cadillac Escalade Hybrid luxury full-size sport-utility vehicle--was de rigeur for any celeb who hoped to burnish his or her green It all started with Leonardo DiCaprio, who showed up at the foot of the red carpet in his very own Toyota Prius.

Cadillac shows brand’s first fully electric EV at NAIAS; based on BEV3 global architecture

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The announcement is part of Cadillac’s aggressive product acceleration; in addition to revealing the all-new XT6 crossover, the company also hinted at both a future Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan. On the heels of its announcement of the 2020 XT6 three-row crossover with 3.6L V-6 engine with cylinder deactivation and nine-speed automatic transmission, Cadillac revealed the brand’s first EV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

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GM to use wind power for more than 50% of annual vehicle output from Arlington Assembly plant

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Arlington Assembly produces more than 1,200 vehicles daily, including the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe; GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; and Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. General Motors’ Arlington, Texas, Assembly plant will soon be able to build up to 125,000 trucks a year using wind power. The 115 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy will be enough to manufacture more than half of the plant’s annual vehicle output.

Big Hybrids Could Soon Be Extinct

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In fact, the Two-Mode Hybrid is used in the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, and GMC Yukon Hybrid, as well as the 2013 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid. With the development partnership dissolved and GM replacing the Two-Mode Hybrid option with EcoTec3 technology in its pickup trucks, it seems logical that GM will also discontinue the hybrid option in future Escalade, Tahoe, and Yukon models, as well as with other SUVs. GM Rethinks Hybrid Option.

GM investing $385M in Romulus Engine plant to prepare for production of new fuel-efficient engine program

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The plant, which currently has about 840 employees on two shifts, produces a variety of V6 and V8 engines that power GM full-size vans, SUVs and pickups, including the Chevrolet Express, Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban and Colorado, GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Canyon, and Cadillac Escalade. General Motors will invest approximately $385 million to prepare the Romulus Engine plant in Michigan for production of an all-new, fuel-efficient engine program.

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Quick Look At Hybrid SUVs

Hybrid SUV Blog

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid – $73,000 – 21 mpg. Many visitors who arrive on HybridSUV.com may be overwhelmed with the amount of information available here. Some people just want to know which SUVs are available as hybrids, how much they cost, what they get for gas mileage, and maybe a few other basic items. And, while we offer a comparison chart with this general information, you need to do some reading to find it.

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Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Cadillac Escalade. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31. In fact, some areas of California are already at more than $5 per gallon. Since 2008, we’ve come to expect and even accept higher fuel costs.

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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Cadillac XTS Concept Revives GM's Plug-In Hybrid Hopes

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Sure, the Escalade Hybrid large luxury sport-utility vehicle has been around for a few years, but Cadillac has no hybrid sedans. Say "luxury hybrid," and very few people think of Cadillac. That may be about to change, if the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept unveiled this morning at the Detroit Auto Show is any indication. Under the hood, this

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GM’s truck and crossover sales pass 1M unit mark for 2014

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Including the Cadillac Escalade, SUV sales are up 32%. Cadillac Escalade deliveries nearly doubled and Cadillac’s estimated share of the large luxury SUV segment is now about 37% on a retail basis. Sales of General Motors crossovers and trucks, which include pickups, vans and SUVs, surged by double-digits in July, pushing combined sales for the year to 1,048,114 through July. GM was the first automaker to pass the million-unit milestone in both 2014 and 2013.

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GM invests $1.4B for Arlington Plant upgrades for SUVs

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Production schedules for Chevrolet Tahoes and Suburbans, GMC Yukons and Yukon XLs and Cadillac Escalades will be unaffected by the construction. In its largest single plant investment in the US this year, General Motors announced $1.4 billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs. The investment allows the plant to be reconfigured with a new paint shop, body shop and general assembly area upgrades.

Are Hybrids Really 25% Safer?

Hybrid SUV Blog

The NHTSA ranked the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid SUV AWD, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid SUV 4WD and the GMC Yukon Hybrid SUV 4WD (all 2012 models) very high. Despite each receiving a mediocre rollover rating of 3 stars, the Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon all averaged an overall rating of 4 stars. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is a luxurious option in the fuel efficient SUVs.

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

Hybrid SUV Blog

Cadillac offers its top-of-the-line SUV in a hybrid version of the Escalade. If vehicles of the future advance as quickly as the Ray, Insight or Escalade Hybrid – they could be right. Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright. Although the recent economic crises damaged the sales of hybrid vehicles, manufacturers expect the number of hybrid cars and SUVs sold within the next two decades to increase dramatically.

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97 SUVs For 2012

Hybrid SUV Blog

Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. Cadillac Escalade. Most visitors to HybridSUV.com are here for one of two reasons. Either they want to learn more about hybrid-electric SUVs, or they are looking for a sport utility vehicle that gets decent gas mileage. And while we are very passionate about green car technology at Hybrid Kingdom , we also realize that there aren’t enough hybrid models (yet) to fit the needs of many SUV buyers.

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Best Selling Hybrid SUV for 2009

Hybrid SUV Blog

Cadillac Escalade (1,453). 2009 won’t end up being a record year for hybrid vehicle sales, but considering the circumstances it would be fair to say that hybrids have held their own. Even though they demand a premium over their non-hybrid counterparts, when compared to similar vehicles equipped with standard gasoline engines, hybrids continue to be a bright area within a mostly hazy car market. In the battle for best selling hybrid SUV of 2009 (U.S.),

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Compare 11 SUVs On 11 Specs

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Cadillac Escalade. Based on what people are searching for on HybridSUV.com and the keyword searches driving traffic from search engines, we recently created a one-page document to help our visitors compare hybrid SUVs. We call this the Hybrid SUV Comparison Chart. As of the time of this writing, buyers in the market for a hybrid sport utility have eleven (11) vehicles to choose from (not including hyrids that have been discontinued such as the Durango, Vue, Aspen and Tribute).

GM China holds electrification workshop in Shanghai; showcases range of 4 electrified vehicles

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In China, GM and its joint ventures currently offer light electrification technology with the Buick LaCrosse eAssist; full hybrid technology with the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid; extended-range electric vehicle technology with the Chevrolet Volt; and battery-electric vehicle technology with the locally produced Sail SPRINGO EV ( earlier post ). General Motors China held an electrification workshop in Shanghai to showcase its new energy vehicles and advanced powertrains.

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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Year over year, sales of the Cadillac Escalade increased 1% in the second quarter and they were up 4% in the first half. US and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM. In response, GM is increasing fourth quarter production by more than 20% compared to the average of the first three quarters.

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GM bringing wireless smartphone charging with Powermat to Cadillac models

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Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall, to the CTS sport sedan this fall and to the Escalade SUV at the end of 2014.Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.Following its introduction into the 2015 ATS, wireless charging technology will be added.

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2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Update

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Even hybrid versions of the Escalade, Tahoe and Yukon only manage 20 and 23. 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review. The Toyota Highlander got a mid-cycle makeover last year (2011) that included changes to its front-end look such as a new hood, grill, headlights, and chrome accented black rocker panels.

Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only - AllCarsElectric.com

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Reviews, News And More 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid The Cadillac Escalade is the vehicle that made GMs luxury brand relevant again among. 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid To properly review the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid , TheCarConnection.com editors. Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to LuxuryCarReport.com!

2011 LA Auto Show Greenery

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Hybrid SUVs at the LA Auto Show include the Escalade, ActiveHybrid X6, Tahoe, Yukon, RX 450h, Cayenne S, Highlander and Touareg. 35 new Hybrid and Plug-in Models Will Showcase at the LA Show, November 16-27. The Los Angeles Auto Show will be open for the press on November 16 & 17 and for the public November 18 through 27. Over 50 vehicles will debut, and many more new models will be on exhibit.

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Hybrid Sale Of The Century?

Hybrid SUV Blog

You might recall that the 2009 Saturn Vue was supposed to be equipped with the well publicized two-mode hybrid system, similar to what you currently find in the hybrid Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade and other hybrids from BMW and Mercedes Benz. A $7,000 discount on a new hybrid vehicle is unheard of, but that’s essentially what you can get if you buy a 2009 Saturn Vue hybrid SUV before January 4, 2010.

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GM boosting production of Chevrolet Bolt EV more than 20% for Q4 compared to three-quarter average; 1% of US 1H vehicle deliveries

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Year over year, sales of the Cadillac Escalade increased 1% in the second quarter and they were up 4% in the first half. US and global demand for the Chevrolet Bolt EV has been very strong in 2018, with global sales estimated to be up more than 35% year over year in the second quarter and up more than 40% in the first half, according to GM. In response, GM is increasing fourth quarter production by more than 20% compared to the average of the first three quarters.

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Buick Going Green With Plug-In SUV

Hybrid SUV Blog

GMC, Chevy, and Cadillac already own the seven and eight passenger, mammoth hybrid SUV segment with their 2-Mode Yukon, Tahoe, and Escalade models. Can this really be true? From a brand that once owned the older car buyer market, that tried so hard to reinvent itself by latching on to Tiger Woods, will come Detroit’s first plug-in hybrid SUV?

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Saturn Vue Hybrid 2-Mode Cancelled

Hybrid SUV Blog

What we were most excited about was the chance to finally see how the two mode hybrid technology would perform in a smaller, front wheel drive sport utility, rather than the much larger hybrid Yukon , Tahoe, or Escalade. In March of 2008 we announced that the upcoming 2009 Saturn Vue hybrid, the one that would be built with GM’s 2-mode hybrid system, might possibly end up being the most popular hybrid SUV yet.

Denali Hybrid | New York Auto Show

Hybrid SUV Blog

Next to the platinum hybrid Escalade , this has to be the most flashy, thumb your nose at the recession, SUV on the market. Here comes another super-sized hybrid SUV. Making its debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show (beginning 4/10/09) will be the next green offering from GMC, the 2009 Yukon Denali hybrid. Those of you who have been following the hybrid industry know that GMC rolled out a non-Denali version, 2008 Yukon hybrid about a year ago.

Lutz Chats Volt with "Fellow Bloggers"

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And is Lutz - purveyer of Hummers and Escalades - suggesting the environmental consequences of nickel mining are so great we must wait for lithium? Bob Lutz, GM CEO, sat down to chat with some bloggers at the NY Auto Show, and PODTECH has the video. Well worth a listen. Lutz responds to the sense that GM might be pulling back from its commitment to the Volt that resulted from Sharon Terlep's Detroit News article a month or so ago. (My My take at the time here.)

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Cadillac Unveils Plug-in Two-Mode Hybrid XTS Platinum Concept

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The XTS Platinum concept’s plug-in hybrid electric propulsion system (PHEV) builds on the experience Cadillac has gained with the Escalade Hybrid and Escalade Platinum Hybrid flagship models (which also feature the two-mode system). The XTS Platinum Concept. Click to enlarge. Cadillac unveiled the XTS Platinum Concept at the 2010 North American International Auto Show, suggesting a new paradigm for its future luxury sedans.

Hybrid Cayenne S is Red Hot!

Hybrid SUV Blog

We first told you about plans for a 2009 Porsche Cayenne hybrid nearly two years ago, and not much has been said or written about it since. That is until now, with the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing and more than 50 hybrid and alternative vehicles on display this week (see the list below), red green Cayenne talk is once again heating up. LA is the largest car market in the United States and the perfect location to show off a more eco-friendly Porsche.

Cash For Clunkers & Guzzlers Falls Short

Hybrid SUV Blog

That rules out green SUV’s like the hybrid Cadillac Escalade , the GMC Yukon hybrid and the Chevy Tahoe hybrid. If news about “Cash For Clunkers&# or “Cash For Guzzlers&# has you excited about trading in your current ride for a hybrid SUV or green car, you may be disappointed to learn more of the details.