Cadillac Lyriq DC Quick Cost Check: Champ Or Chump?

I took a Cadillac Lyriq and charged it from 20% to 80% on an Electrify America 350 kW DC quick charger to see simply how succesful Cadillac’s first all-electric automobile is at quick charging. 

Cadillac solely not too long ago started delivering the Lyriq to clients, and there is not a lot data obtainable but on how effectively it will possibly DC quick cost. The Lyriq is not obtainable for mortgage in media fleets but, so I rented one to carry out vary and charging exams. 

Final week I posted the outcomes of the Lyriq’s 70 mph vary check and the automobile outperformed its EPA vary ranking of 312 miles and completed the check with 330 miles pushed. 

Cadillac Lyriq 20% to 80% charging curve

With the freeway vary check within the books, I am now specializing in analyzing the charging check recordings to see simply how effectively the Lyriq can quick cost. The primary check I carried out was the 20% to 80% quick cost session as this could signify a typical DC quick cost cease whereas on a street journey. I will comply with this up with a 0% to 100% cost recording to plot out the complete charging curve subsequent, so look out for that someday subsequent week. 

Cadillac states that the Lyriq has a most DC quick cost charge of 190 kW, and we will affirm that is correct, as we have been in a position to pull very near that and topped out at 188 kW in our check.

Not like most EV producers, Cadillac (and Common Motors typically) does not supply charging instances to 80% on a DC quick charger. As an alternative, it claims “the Lyriq can cost at as much as 190kW, which permits it so as to add 76 miles of vary in simply 10 minutes! In half-hour its vary can attain as much as 195 miles.”

In my check, I used to be in a position so as to add again 76 miles within the first ten minutes of charging, however I wasn’t in a position so as to add 195 miles in half-hour. After half-hour, I elevated the state of cost from the 20% place to begin to 68%. That is a 48% improve and should you use the 312-mile EPA vary ranking to calculate the miles added, that will come out to 150 miles of vary replenished in half-hour of charging. 

Cadillac Lyriq 20% to 80% charging curve

Cadillac Lyriq time to cost graph

Cadillac does not specify at what state of cost you want the automobile to be whenever you plug in to realize 195 miles of vary in half-hour, however it’s truthful to say it could probably have to be decrease than 20%, the start line of my check. As soon as I full the 0 to 100% cost check evaluation I will be in a greater place to remark about its capability so as to add 195 miles of vary in half-hour.

Upon plugging in, the Lyriq jumped as much as 186 kW inside a minute and climbed as much as 188 kW however after solely two minutes of charging began to steadily cut back the facility it was taking in. After 13 minutes, when the automobile was at 51% state of cost, the charging charge plummeted all the best way right down to 29 kW.

After a short while, the charging charge did slowly climb again as much as 97 kW. Nonetheless, after a few minutes of charging at 97 kW, the charging charge as soon as once more dropped considerably, this time right down to 33 kW earlier than climbing again as much as 42 kW simply because the automobile reached 80% state of cost and the session ended. 

It took 40 minutes so as to add again 60% of the battery, from 30% to 80%, which is not notably good and interprets to 187 EPA-rated miles added in forty minutes. As soon as I’ve had the chance to cost the Lyriq just a few extra instances, I will have a extra full image of it is charging capabilities, however my first impression positively wasn’t very spectacular. 

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