The all-new Genesis G80 will be all-electric. V8-powered Genesis G80s are no longer available to make way for the dual-motor Genesis G80 EV. This intriguing new EV luxury sedan is based on the G80, which also has gas engine options.
The G80 EV, on the other hand, has a few key features that will allow it to compete with bespoke EV competition. To find out what it’s like to drive the G80 EV, YouTuber Asian Petrolhead took to the Korean roads to see if the G80 EV is a fun electric sports sedan.
The electrified Genesis G80 will go on sale in late 2021 and will be powered by two 182 horsepower (136 Kilowatts) motors mounted on each axle for a total output of 364 horsepower (272 Kilowatts). These electric motors are powered by a floor-mounted 87.2-Kilowatt Hour battery with a range of approximately 265 miles.
Because of the dual motors, the G80 has all-wheel drive, which improves all-weather performance and acceleration off the line. The G80 EV, according to Genesis, can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, putting it on par with the top-performing G80 Sport.
The G80 EV is Genesis’ first foray into the world of electric vehicles, with many more models on the way. Genesis can easily translate this adaptable design of a floor-mounted battery pack and two electric motors to their expanding lineup of luxury SUVs and sedans.
In response to the increasing competition in the EV space, Hyundai will launch Ioniq, an EV-focused sub-brand. This new brand will enable Hyundai to develop more competitive EV technology while amortizing development costs across its expanding brand portfolio.