American brand Cadillac has officially unveiled the prototype of its first production electric vehicle – the crossover Lyriq. The novelty is the status of the concept, as indicated, for example, side mirror camera, but it is known that the production model will be a 85% copy of the prototype. On the market it will be released in 2022.
Lyriq is built on a brand new modular platform, which is then going to use a electric cars General Motors.
Full specifications of the SUV is not yet revealed. For a crossover the stated battery capacity of 100 kWh, where he drives up to 480 kilometers. Electric motors may be a different number, so four-wheel drive is optional, and the “base” electric – rear-wheel drive.
The battery is located under the floor. The engineers managed to achieve the ideal weight distribution of 50:50. The battery differs from traditional lithium-ion with another chemical composition. The Americans used a lithium-Nickel-manganese-cobalt-oxide battery. It has more aluminum and 70 percent less cobalt. The control electronics unit was attached next to the battery, allowing 90% to reduce the length of wiring.
The display on the instrument panel with a diagonal of 33 inches (83.8 cm) can display over a billion colors. Jiamusi say that this is the most advanced screen in the automotive industry. In the projection screen in front of the driver implemented augmented reality.