General Motors has done a great job advising its brands' dealerships, including Cadillac stores, on how to prepare for the rollout of more electric vehicles as the brand's lineup transitions away from internal combustion, said Inder Dosanjh, chairman of the Cadillac National Dealer Council.
"They're much further ahead than other manufacturers as far as installing the chargers, the training," said Dosanjh, CEO of Dosanjh Family Auto Group in the San Francisco Bay Area.
GM has said it aims to have a fully zero-emission light-vehicle portfolio by 2035, led by Cadillac and Buick, which plan to eliminate internal-combustion offerings by 2030.
In 2020, Cadillac offered to buy out any of its more than 800 U.S. Cadillac dealerships that did not want to sell the brand's future EVs. More than one-third of its dealerships opted to leave the brand, Cadillac executives have said. Buyout agreements ranged from $200,000 to the seven digits range.