The excellence of the Genesis G80 sedan is impossible to argue with and now we are going to have this sedan with an electric powertrain.
It seems that Genesis is trying to take the automotive world by storm with new models and a variety of choices for you to have the luxury drive you’re looking for. Adding an electrified version of the G80 to the 2022 model lineup gives us the first EV Genesis model.
Where Did This Car Make an Appearance?
The Genesis G80 EV showed up at the Shanghai Auto Show to give us a look at a luxury car that offers a silent drive. Just because it came to this show doesn’t necessarily mean it will be offered in the US, but we’ve already found out that this car will arrive on our shores as well, which is pretty exciting.
The Genesis G80 EV is Different from Other Hyundai Models
You would think a new electric Genesis model might use the same e-GMP platform as many of the Hyundai models offered but the electrified version of the G80 is making use of the same platform as the gasoline model. We don’t have any information regarding the battery pack but we do know this car is expected to produce 365 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. of torque.
Two electric motors will be used to provide the power for this car, giving you the acceleration needed to hit sixty mph in 4.9 seconds. Of course, with two electric motors, you have standard AWD to offer power at all four wheels. A driveshaft disconnecting system is part of the mix to allow this car to operate on RWD when you don’t need power sent to the front wheels. This feature increases the efficiency of the G80 EV to save some of your battery range.
Let’s Talk Range for the G80 EV
Similar to the models made on the e-GMP platform, the G80 EV does have the same 400V/800V rapid charging system to give you the system that can charge the car quickly. It’s possible to go from 10 to 80 percent charge in 22 minutes with this system. The estimated range of the Genesis G80 EV is 265 miles which should be good for most of the driving you need to do in this impressive car.
Run Your Items Using the Electrified G80
When you drive the G80 EV, you can operate a variety of electronic devices that are plugged into the vehicle. This car borrows the solar roof panel from the Hyundai Sonata to give you more power when the sun is out and solar power can be captured. The blocked-off grille offers a gorgeous look at the G-Matrix pattern in the front of the car.
We’re going to learn a lot more about this impressive car as it comes closer to the release date. Expect this EV sedan to be part of the mix when the 2022 model year arrives. Will the Genesis G80 EV be a car that you drive every day?