Hyundai’s Genesis on Monday showed a pretty understated, production-sure strategy to including a first electric powered automobile to its lineup: Electrify its flagship sedan, the G80.
Based on how you appear at it, the Genesis outperforms its “electrified” billing but performs a conservative angle in not wanting considerably distinct as an EV. The Electrified G80 does nonetheless pack some particular moves typically reserved for major-edge EVs—like 800-volt DC rapidly-charging ability.
There are far more Genesis electric cars on the way, of course—including some on the modular E-GMP system that’s the foundation for the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6.
Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP platform
The Electrified G80 launches into fully electrical motoring with some respectable numbers for an electric model of a gas model: 311 miles on the worldwide NEDC regular, or 265 miles on the Korean certification procedure is a pretty distinct examination but has been pretty near to U.S. EPA numbers. There was no disclosure of the battery-pack sizing.
With just a single electric powered motor and what we would believe is Genesis’ existing all-wheel-generate procedure, the G80 can swap amongst rear-wheel drive and all-wheel generate for very best traction and efficiency. A sport mode gives far more dynamic driving, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds.
Genesis Electrified G80
The Electrified G80 is primarily based on the gasoline G80, but it borrows some tricks from the E-GMP engineering closet. It can charge at 800 volts—with a voltage-boosting motor/inverter combo allowing for up to 350 kw on CCS rapid-cost hardware and a demand from 10% to 80% in as minor as 22 minutes.
Also like people E-GMP electrical autos, the Electrified G80 will power appliances in a pinch. It can output up to 3.6 kw, which Genesis says is better than the degree of the typical household—though potentially not the normal Genesis house.
The Electrified G80 provides Lively Noise Control-Road, a aspect that Hyundai has been building that statements to be the world’s to start with active road-sounds reduction process. It also has an adaptive suspension system with digicam-supplementation for street-surface facts.
Genesis Electrified G80
Genesis has pivoted toward sustainability a little bit much more with the materials in this thought it provides purely natural dyes for the seats, console, and rear armrest, in addition normal/recycled wood trim and PET-based materials.
All in all, it’s a really different method at thoroughly electrical luxurious compared to the Audi A6 E-Tron, which was revealed in notion form the same working day at Shanghai.
The electric sedan, which we have predicted in some variety due to the fact 2019, is U.S.-bound, and the manufacturer suggests particulars about the American-spec edition are coming later on this calendar year.