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I keep getting ads for an event at Fedex Field near DC on Twitter. It includes the chance to test drive a CT6 Plugin (Fri. 10/6-10/8). Anyone going? I've included 2 links in case the first doesn't work.

https://cadillactruthanddare.com/register/SOCDCT91

Cadillac Event

UPDATE: A couple of us signed up for the 8:30 AM Sunday slot. It's a full 2 hours. Should be fun. I know we have to get through all the gas only cars, but we get to drive the CT6 Plugin too.
 

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You'll probably enjoy the Truth or Dare event. You get to AutoX some of the Cadillacs, see how quick the V series are, see how effective the night vision is, be inside a car when the AEB goes active, see how the chassis technology of the CT6 is a jump in technology, but I did not actually drive the CT6 Hybrid. I think it was an option at the end, but since I'd already driven them, we left at that point.

Make sure the trunk space and powertrain driveability suit you on the CT6 Hybrid. While the driveability was at least as good as the Fusion plug-in, but with more power, it did not impress me when compared to the Volt. I was expecting a more 'Volt-like' smoothness.
 

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UPDATE: A couple of us signed up for the 8:30 AM Sunday slot. It's a full 2 hours. Should be fun. I know we have to get through all the gas only cars, but we get to drive the CT6 Plugin too.
I wanna see what Ari does with his test drive. :D
 

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You know, I really like the look of the CT6, but for $76k, why not just get a Tesla and ditch gas altogether. I guess you could make the argument that BEVs aren't great road trip cars because of the extended charge time, but Tesla sort of takes care of that with supercharging and if you don't have a Tesla shop nearby for service it doesn't matter, they have a mobile service that comes to you. CT6 is at the Model S price point, but I'm not sure why you wouldn't pick the Tesla in this case. Full disclosure, I own two Volts and love Chevy electric.
 

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Is Cadillac planning to roll this event to other venues? Like Dallas. :)
The event in DC might be the last one for this year. I'll message my contact at Cadillac to find out.
 

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You know, I really like the look of the CT6, but for $76k, why not just get a Tesla and ditch gas altogether. I guess you could make the argument that BEVs aren't great road trip cars because of the extended charge time, but Tesla sort of takes care of that with supercharging and if you don't have a Tesla shop nearby for service it doesn't matter, they have a mobile service that comes to you. CT6 is at the Model S price point, but I'm not sure why you wouldn't pick the Tesla in this case. Full disclosure, I own two Volts and love Chevy electric.
It's all about range anxiety, I guess. Personally, as much as I like Tesla cars, I find them really bland on the inside. The CT6 I drove in Cleveland a couple of months ago was much more comfortable to drive, and the interior was much nicer than any Tesla I've driven. And the roomy back seats have an armrest in the CT6. Tesla needs to up their game on the inside of their vehicles, regardless of the means of propulsion.
 

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The only variant of the CT6 sedan built in China and exported to America—the gas versions are all built in Detroit—the Shanghai-built CT6 2.0E is designed to take advantage of the Chinese government’s aggressive push to lower the country’s emissions. With the communist party incentivizing what it calls New Energy Vehicles, such as plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs), and some cities such as Shanghai implementing gasoline-free zones, plug-in hybrids such as the Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid are necessary to sustain that growth.

The beating heart of the car isn’t actually its engine, but rather its transmission. Utilizing the two-mode hybrid system that GM co-developed with Chrysler at the end of the past decade, the CT6 2.0E’s electric-variable transmission sandwiches two 100 hp electric motors together via a CVT-like planetary gear set and puts the power to the road through a four-speed automatic transmission. Providing supplemental power to the electric motors is a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 from the base CT6 2.0T that’s been modified to have a higher idle speed in order to allow it to generate electricity for the battery while idling. Total system power output is 335 hp and a healthy 432 lb-ft of torque. The final piece of the CT6 plug-in hybrid’s powertrain is its power pack. The plug-in hybrid has an 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery featuring the same battery chemistry as the Chevrolet Bolt EV behind the rear seats.

Like most PHEVs, the hybridized CT6 is designed to operate in electric-only mode when the battery is charged, driving like a conventional hybrid when the speeds exceed 78 mph or once the battery is depleted. Plugging into a 220 volt outlet for 4.5 hours is enough to fully charge the battery’s 192 cells, giving the Cadillac 31 miles of range on electricity.

The car’s default Tour mode will always default to electric-only mode with the battery sufficiently charged or to hybrid mode when the juice has run dry. The CT6 also features a Hold mode to hold the battery’s state of charge in order to save the electric motors in EV-only areas of Chinese cities and in high-density low-speed situations where electric motors are most efficient.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/gm-to-import-plug-in-hybrid-cadillac-ct6-from-china-1453221211

The CT6 2.0E is the second GM import from China...the first being the Buick Envision...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kelley...crossover-manufactured-in-china/#3549dae32c4d
 
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