Cadillac Creeps Up on Tesla With a Plush Plug-In

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  1. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    The new CT6 hybrid pairs a little electricity with a lot of swank.


    Cadillac, it turns out, does a great Tesla impression—for about 30 miles at least.

    That’s roughly when the battery runs dry on its new CT6 hybrid sedan. For the next 400 miles, the stately vehicle uses gasoline to mimic a BMW, which isn’t a bad thing at all.

    As the auto industry’s luxury giants slowly turn their big guns toward Elon Musk and his factories in Nevada and California, they are launching a wave of machines to weaken his defenses. Cadillac’s new hybrid joins a growing field of plug-in leviathans, including BMW’s 740e, the S550e from Mercedes, and the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid.

    Make no mistake: With all-electric ranges below 40 miles, these are in a different class than Tesla. They are more like the Toyota Prius, albeit with far more opulent fixings and much better performance.

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