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Preview: Genesis Electrified G80 is a Korean Tesla Model S rival

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Genesis used this week’s Auto Shanghai 2021 to unveil the brand new electrical model of its G80 mid-size sedan.

Referred to as the Electrified G80, the svelte zero-emission sedan is the primary manufacturing mannequin from Genesis with some type of electrification, on this case a battery-electric powertrain. It is confirmed on the market in the US however availability and specs for our market will not be revealed till later this yr.

Genesis Electrified G80

Genesis Electrified G80

The model unveiled in Shanghai on Monday incorporates a battery sufficiently big to ship over 250 miles of vary. Because of {an electrical} system rated at as much as 800 volts, the battery might be charged at charges as much as 350 kilowatts which might allow a 10-80 % cost in simply 22 minutes, based on Genesis.

The Electrified G80 can also be able to bi-directional charging, sometimes called vehicle-to-grid or vehicle-to-load charging. This implies it could additionally discharge electrical energy, at a charge of three.6 kw, for example to cost one other EV, energy electrical home equipment or perhaps a house at peak utilization charges when electrical energy costs are at their highest.

Genesis Electrified G80

Genesis Electrified G80

The powertrain is a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup highly effective sufficient to ship 0-60 mph acceleration in 4.9 seconds. To optimize effectivity, the powertrain is designed to disconnect the entrance motor and drive shaft relying on the circumstances, a bit just like the front-axle disconnect system utilized in some all-wheel-drive Dodge automobiles.

It is not clear what platform underpins the Electrified G80, however given the specs we could possibly be taking a look at a model of Hyundai Motor Group’s E-GMP (Electrical-International Modular Platform) design. An alternate could possibly be a modified model of the gas-powered G80’s platform.

Genesis Electrified G80

Genesis Electrified G80

Curiously, Genesis hasn’t made any actual effort to differentiate the Electrified G80 from its gas-powered sibling. The one actual seen variations are the sealed-off grille and lacking exhaust ideas. The charging port is situated on the entrance of the automobile behind a small flap built-in with the grille.

Hyundai Motor Group has a purpose to promote a million EVs throughout the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis manufacturers by 2025. At Genesis, we all know of at the very least another EV. It will likely be a compact crossover (prototype proven under) associated to the not too long ago revealed Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. We must always see it later this yr.

2022 Genesis JW electric crossover SUV spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2022 Genesis JW electrical crossover SUV spy photographs – Picture credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

And whereas it is but to be confirmed, there’s additionally the chance that the not too long ago revealed Genesis X coupe idea receives the manufacturing inexperienced mild.

For extra from the Shanghai auto present, head to our devoted hub. And for extra on the Genesis G80, learn the in-depth evaluations at The Automobile Connection.

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