Cadillac Lyriq Starts Production, Expanding G.M.’s Electric Lineup

General Motors on Monday started production of an electric Cadillac sport utility vehicle that could soon become the company’s top-selling E.V.

The model, the Lyriq, is being produced in Spring Hill, Tenn. It is the company’s third electric model, with a starting price of $59,000. G.M. will start taking firm orders for the vehicle on May 19 and says it has a waiting list of some 240,000 potential customers.

“We’ve seen incredible customer demand,” G.M.’s president, Mark Reuss, said on a conference call. “It’s an incredible day here in Spring Hill. We feel good about what’s going to happen here in the next few months.”

The Lyriq is one of more than 20 electric models that G.M. plans to introduce in the United States in the next three years. The company aims to offer only electric vehicles by 2035.