Not everyone is quite ready to embrace Cadillac’s electric future, though. Cadillac recently offered a buyout option to showrooms that don’t want to invest in becoming EV friendly. “The message is, ‘Here is where Cadillac is going 10 years out. [If] you sell eight vehicles a month, and EVs are not even on the radar for your area, we’d be glad to have you come on board. But in the event you don’t think you want to make the investment, here’s a way that you can graciously exit the business,'” Butler explained.
For dealerships that don’t see an immediate future in EVs, Cadillac will soon release two new high-performance Blackwing models with twin-turbo V6 and supercharged V8 engines.
If we had to guess, a convertible EV might be too ambitious for Cadillac right now. Perhaps if the Lyriq proves successful when it’s released in 2022, Cadillac could follow it up with specialty models.