Genesis is getting electrified. The premium auto brand recently announced the first-ever Genesis EV — an electric version of its G80 sedan.
The Electrified G80 looks quite a bit like the gas-powered version, but it provides a unique twist with all-electric power, long-range driving capabilities, and a green-friendly interior.
“The Electrified G80, the perfect balance of athleticism and elegance, marks the beginning of our journey into the EV market, representing Genesis in the era of electrification,” said Jay Chang, global head of the Genesis brand.
The Electrified G80 will be able to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent in a lightning-fast 22 minutes. Range estimates aren’t finalized but could end up topping 400 km.
The Electrified G80 will adapt Genesis exterior design elements with EV features, including a charging port hidden in the signature crest grille. The interior will use natural, sustainable materials for the seating, console, and trim.
A new Vehicle to Load, or V2L, feature will allow Electrified G80 owners to plug in electronics and power them with 3.6 kilowatts. The Electrified G80 will also come with key technologies like Road Active Noise Cancellation and the ride-smoothing Electronically Controlled Suspension with Road Preview.
Here at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, we’ll have more information for you later this year on the exciting new Electrified G80.