A close-up of the illuminated black crystal shield on the Cadillac ESCALADE IQ. Preproduction model shown. Actual production model may vary.

Cadillac to reveal its first all-electric SUV Escalade IQ on Aug 9.

June 20, 2023 – Cadillac today released a preview video of the all-new ESCALADE IQ ahead of its official reveal on Aug. 9. As the brand’s first-ever all-electric full-size SUV, ESCALADE IQ represents the reinvention of Cadillac’s most iconic nameplate. 

The debut of ESCALADE IQ marks the next step in Cadillac’s commitment to offering a fully electric portfolio by the end of the decade. The ESCALADE IQ will be produced at Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, which was renovated and retooled with a $2.2 billion investment to serve as the launchpad for GM’s EV strategy. 

Factory ZERO, General Motors’ first production facility exclusively for electric vehicles, is located in Hamtramck and Detroit, both in Michigan. The factory, which was formerly known as Detroit-Hamtramck, was completed in 1985 and has since produced more over 3 million automobiles. It has now been upgraded to become one of the nation’s most cutting-edge automobile facilities. The facility’s substantial contribution to realizing our vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions, and zero congestion is reflected in the moniker Factory ZERO. The GMC HUMMER EV pickup and SUV, the Chevrolet Silverado electric pickup truck, and the Cruise Origin, a specially designed electric, self-driving, shared car, will be some of the first automobiles produced at the site.

With tools and technologies that are among the most cutting-edge, Factory ZERO was created with the goal of sustainable manufacturing. The facility will support GM’s goal of supplying all of its U.S. locations with renewable energy by the year 2030. In fact, by 2023, all GM plants in southeast Michigan that are supplied by DTE, including Factory ZERO, will run entirely on renewable energy. A 516-kilowatt solar array from DTE, as well as a 30-kilowatt solar carport, are also installed at the plant.

Waste concrete from the plant’s physical transition was used to make improvised roads. Additionally, Factory ZERO is a recognized wildlife habitat site with formal native plant gardens and pollinator meadows, which are home to animals like monarch butterflies, foxes, and turkeys.