Cadillac is giving Canadians extra incentive to buy or lease a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.
The luxury brand will either pay for the cost of standard installation of a Level 2 (240-volt) home charger or give customers Flo charging credits.
Each Lyriq comes with a portable dual-level cord-set charger, which enables customers to charge their vehicles from either 120-volt or 240-volt outlets. Customers have the option to purchase an 11.5 kW Ultium PowerUp wall-mounted charging station and for those customers who choose to do so and are eligible, Cadillac will cover the installation at their primary residence.
An 11.5kW charging station can reduce the time it takes to charge a fully depleted battery from three days to overnight, according to the brand.
For installation assistance, Cadillac is partnering with Qmerit, a nationwide network that helps owners find qualified, experienced electric-vehicle supply equipment installers. The Qmerit concierge will assess a customer’s needs and help coordinate the installation of the Level 2 charger.
For eligible customers who don’t require a Level 2 charger, Cadillac is offering a $750 credit to Flo public charging stations nationwide.
Customers will have access to more than 65,000 charging points across North America through Flo’s affiliated networks.
An at-home Level 2 charger can add up to 52 miles (83 kilometres) of range per hour of charge, and a DC public fast charger can add 76 miles (122 kilometres) of range in about 10 minutes, Cadillac said.
Deliveries for the RWD models, starting at $62,990, are expected to begin this fall. Deliveries for the AWD models, which start at $64,990, are slated to begin early next year.
The Lyriq RWD model offers a GM estimated 502 kilometers of range on a full charge and has a starting price of $69,898, shipping included. The AWD model, adds a second drive unit, placed at the front of the vehicle, enhancing vehicle dynamics and performance even further for drivers, the company said.
An EPA range estimate for the AWD version will be announced closer to the start of production, Cadillac said.