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Im sure you’re aware that by the time a Lyriq could be delivered to you the IRS would have reduced the $7500 tax credit potential to $3750 due to its battery chemistry. The IRA legislation had stipulated that US mfg. EV battery scrutiny should have actually taken place beginning calendar year 2023. However, to date the IRS has been slow to support the stipulation.Just got a call that my blue FWD Evolve+ will be at the dealer's in a few days. I test drove a similar one there yesterday - first time actually driving one. It seems to be good value for what you get and the dealer isn't jacking up the price.
However, I'm now leaning toward the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq. I was at the Chicago Auto Show three weeks ago and had the opportunity to ride in a bunch of EV SUV's at their indoor track. The Lyriq is really impressive. It also qualifies for the $7500 tax rebate that the Ariya doesn't. I'm willing to pay more for the Lyriq and it's nicer features / specs. I was also looking at the Chevy Blazer EV. It was at a the Chicago show, but you couldn't get closer than about three feet from the demo pre-prod display model.
Here's a quick graphic comparison of those three vehicles: View attachment 1601