GM has been prioritizing Cadillac Lyriq production over the past couple of months than Hummer production. Especially in July.


GM is making a pivot to all-electric powertrains, and models like the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV are leading the charge. Notably, GM favored production of the Cadillac Lyriq over the GMC Hummer EV this summer.

For readers who may be unaware, the Cadillac Lyriq and GMC Hummer EV both run on GM’s Ultium technology, including GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors. Production of the Cadillac Lyriq takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, first kicking off this past March, while production of the GMC Hummer EV takes place at the GM Factory Zero plant (previously known as Detroit-Hamtramck), first kicking off last October.

Interestingly, as Cadillac Lyriq production has ramped up over the past few months, it seems as though the limited number of Ultium battery cells GM has on hand were used to build more units of the Cadillac Lyriq, rather than the GMC Hummer EV. In fact, looking at GM’s production numbers for July of 2022, we find the automaker built just 50 units of the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, and 250 units of the Cadillac Lyriq, making for five times the number of units for the Caddy crossover as compared to the GMC off-roader.

GM Ultium EV Production
GMC Hummer EV PickupCadillac Lyriq
Oct 202115-
Nov 202175-
Dec 202150-
Jan 2022250-
Feb 2022210-
Mar 202225020
Apr 202227550
May 202240050
June 202212580
July 202250250
Total1700450