Hyundai-Genesis is set to jump on the bandwagon of EVs. The Korean automaker has announced its move towards the EV, with an all-new fully electric model, the GV60, set to join its luxury lineup later in 2022.
However, a few weeks after it announced the new EV, this Korean luxury auto brand seems to be set to take the EV game to a whole new dimension. Genesis plans to switch completely to EVs starting from 2025. By 2030, the company plans to have four new crossovers and four new cars on sale and sell over 400,000 EVs a year.
All this was communicated through a short teaser video released by Genesis. From the teaser, it is clear that Genesis has everything figured out. Its lineup is set to comprise eight EVs. From 2025, the Genesis lineup will be fully electric or be powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain. And by 2030, Genesis plans to offer cars with zero emissions. This simply implies that this Korean luxury auto brand will drop all its cars with internal combustion engines.
Genesis has made it clear that it is working on more efficient EV powertrains, next-gen lithium-ion battery tech, and fuel-cell systems with higher output. Besides the teaser confirming the possibility of eight new EVs in the lineup, the Korean brand has already brought joy to the faces of its loyalists looking to lease a Genesis EV, as the brand has announced its first EV, the GV60. Joining its first EV, GV60 is an electric version of the G80 sedan and an EV version of the GV70 SUV. With these three cars set to start the Genesis EV portfolio next year, it is clear that the Hyundai Genesis is all out to battle for the best slots in the luxury EV class.
Genesis first bold step towards full electrification is with the all-new GV60 EV. Set to go on sale next year as a 2023 model, the all-new GV60 is built on the Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP platform, the same as the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6 SUVs. However, this coupe SUV-styled EV promises to offer a more luxurious cabin and exquisite Genesis styling elements. The GV60 will come with a 77.4kWh battery pack and 350kW fast charging. While the base model will offer 228 horses, the performance version will offer 435 horses. According to Genesis, the GV60 offers a driving range of 280 miles per charge.
Although the GV60 is the first full-electric vehicle from Genesis, the 2022 Genesis G80 sedan’s electrified version is the first EV from this Korean brand. It could be hard to differentiate the regular G80 from the all-new G80 EV as their share many similarities, except that the combustion engine will be swapped for an electric motor and battery that delivers a driving range of up to 265 miles per charge.
The third EV coming from Genesis would be the electrified version of the regular GV70 SUV. While this all-new EV looks much like the regular EV, the electrified GV70 is set to swap the GV70’s gasoline engine for dual electric motors and a fast-charging system. It delivers 483 horsepower.
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