Cadillac Lyriq - EV Charging Overview

Introduced into the market in 2022, the Cadillac Lyriq is an electric mid-size luxury crossover SUV that offers an impressive EPA range of 312 miles. The Cadillac Lyric holds a 100kW battery pack which can be charged by a Level 1 or Level 2 J1772 Type 1 connector, and the vehicle’s on-board software allows an alternating input current of 19.2kW/h. We have been asked a standard set of questions about Cadillac Lyric EV charging, so we have pulled together this guide to assist.

Cadillac Lyriq

Key Stats

Battery Size
DC commercial charging
Cost per Charge
Level 2 Charging
Electric Range
100-kW/hYes~ $10.00Yes312 miles

EV Charging times for Cadillac Lyriq

The table shows the projected full charge time for the Cadillac Lrriq from empty to full.  We show the charge times with different common residential plug types for charging at both level 1 and level 2.

Plug TypeBattery Size (kWh) Charge RateAEFA Charge Time
Level 1 – 5-15 (regular 3-pin) 120V100-kW/h1.5 KW/hour @ 12 amps~67 hours
Level 2 – 14-30 (4-pin electric dryer type) 240V100-kW/h5.5 KW/hour @ 24 amps~18 hours
Level 2- 14-50 (4-pin) 240V100-kW/h9.6 KW/hour @ 40 amps~10.5 hours

The recommended charging range is between 20% and 80% in order to protect the battery, and charging typically slows outside this range. This may also lead to reduced performance.

Why upgrade your Cadillac Lyriq

The upgrade from a manufacturer 120-volt Level 1 to 240-volt Level 2 EV charger will provide the fastest charging times from the convenience of your own home at cheaper overnight electricity rates, allowing owners to fully utilize the Cadillac Lyriq’s available EPA range and enjoy the cleaner peace of electric driving.

Connector type and charging rates

You may charge the Cadillac Lyriq with a J1772 Type 1 charger either at home, at work, or a public charging point. The car’s on-board software automatically determines the alternating current (AC) which is the maximum input the EV will accept. The Cadillac Lyriq peak AC is 19.2kW/h.

EV Receptacle

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EV Charger head

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EV Home Charger Options for your Cadillac Lyriq

We offer a range of EV charger types to suit all EV owners, including Cadillac Lyriq. The most popular product we offer for the Cadillac is NEMA 14-50 40amp since it provides the fastest charging time, alongside the NEMA 6-50. Another popular EV charger type is a 14-30 EV plug since it is a 240-volt plug that most households already use for electric dryers.

Best places to charge a Cadillac Lyriq

Charging your Cadillac Lyriq can be performed at home or work, depending on your lifestyle and preference. Most EV owners opt to charge at home due to the additional convenience and lower electricity costs during overnight charging. However, charging can be completed in various locations with facilities that offer level 2 EV charging stations, such as shopping malls, plazas, government facilities, etc. Overnight stay locations such as Campgrounds, RV parks, and other overnight locations may also provide EV charging facilities. The most common charger connector at these locations is the Level 2, 14-50.

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Cost of charging a Cadillac Lyriq

The average cost of EV charging will differ considerably depending on various factors: the location (residential or commercial), U.S. State, time of day, or charting power. These will collectively impact the cost of charging the Cadillac Lyric.  In California, peak electricity is more expensive compared to the U.S. current averages for electricity of 20 ¢/kWh used in the calculation below.

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile 
Home (empty to full)*$15.000.15¢
Commercial chargers**$39.000.39¢

* Assumes average. U.S. tariff of 20 ¢/kWh.  Home charging costs will vary state by state depending on electricity costs
** Assumes tariff of 50 ¢/kWh applicable to most commercial Level 2 network EV chargers

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I charge my Cadillac Lyriq at a commercial charging station?

You can charge the Cadillac Lyriq at all level 1, level 2, and CCS commercial charging stations.

The fastest EV charger for the Cadillac Lyric is the Level 2, 240-volt 32 amp or 40 charger, which we offer as either 14-50 or 6-50 EV chargers.

Your Cadillac Lyric uses a Type 1 J1772 charger 1 connector. Currently, there are no options for the Cadillac EV models to use NACS charger connector unless you use an adapter.

Generally, not. Due to the 100kW/h battery, charging the Cadillac Lyric would take 67 hours, limiting the vehicle’s capability to fully charge and consequently limiting the driving range. A Level 2 charger reduces the charge time to 10.5 hours.

The charging option favored by most Cadillac Lyric owners is the Level 2 14-50 240-volt EV charger.

The main benefits of Level 2 EV charging are the speed, lower overnight costs, and convenience. Level 2 charging grants beneficial charging hours at a lower cost and exploits quicker charging times, providing the ability to add a longer electric mile range, which is restricted by Level 1 chargers.

The car’s onboard charger has an acceptance rate for Level 2 AC charging that is currently limited to 19.2kW/h, and has a DC (Public charging stations) maximum charging speed of 190KwH. Future versions of this model may have higher power acceptance settings to enable faster charging.

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Our high power level 2 EV Chargers will achieve a full EV charge in around 10 hours. Alternatively, we have a complete range of Subaru Solterra EV Chargers with all different EV plug types.