Cadillac Optiq EV: Luxury Entry-Level EV with 300 Miles of Range

Cadillac’s new 2025 Optiq will mark the luxury brand’s entry into the electric vehicle market, slated for production starting late this fall. Despite being an entry-level EV, the Optiq boasts impressive specifications.

Performance and Range

  • The Optiq will feature a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system delivering 300 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
  • It is equipped with an 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack, offering an estimated range of over 300 miles.
  • One-pedal driving and adjustable regenerative braking via steering wheel paddles are standard features.
  • DC fast charging can provide 79 miles of range in just 10 minutes.

Charging Capabilities

  • With a dedicated Level 2 AC home charging station, the Optiq can charge at 11.5 or 19.2 kilowatts, recovering 33 or 55 miles of range per hour, respectively.

Interior and Technology

  • Features a 33-inch dashboard display with built-in Google functionality.
  • Standard Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist system.
  • Includes a 19-speaker AKG audio system with Dolby Atmos.
  • Interior materials include 100% recycled yarn and sustainable wood veneer.

Dimensions and Comparison

  • Measures 190 inches long, 84 inches wide, and 65 inches tall, with a 116-inch wheelbase.
  • Offers 26 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up, expanding to 57 cubic feet with the seats folded.

Styling and Pricing

  • The Optiq showcases a stylish design inspired by the Cadillac Lyriq.
  • Available in Luxury and Sport grades, starting at $54,000.


The Cadillac Optiq aims to blend luxury with electric performance, offering a compelling entry-level option in the EV market, with an emphasis on style and advanced technology.