Genesis formally unveiled its first all-electric manufacturing automobile in April this 12 months. The Electrified G80 is probably not constructed from scratch on a devoted EV platform nevertheless it’s nonetheless a really first rate try with fashionable appears to be like, correct specs, and good options. The man from the Asian Petrolhead channel on YouTube is right here to indicate us extra concerning the zero-emission sedan.
Sadly, this isn’t an intensive assessment of the automobile because the video was shot throughout an artwork flare in South Korea the place Genesis had the Electrified G80 displayed for the guests to take a look at. The small exposition was fairly crowded and the host needed to take care of some awkward moments with different vloggers and guests.
However, that is our first real-life have a look at the electrical sedan and it principally confirms our preliminary impressions of a strong electrical automobile. Once more, the connection between the combustion-powered G80 fashions and the Electrified G80 is clearly seen even at a look, however various necessary modifications flip this no-tailpipe luxurious automobile into one of many extra fascinating massive sedans in the marketplace.
Clearly, the all-electric powertrain is the spotlight right here. It’s an all-wheel-drive EV powertrain with a peak output of 365 horsepower (272 kilowatts) and an instantaneous max torque of 516 pound-feet (700 Newton-meters). When in Sport mode, the dual-motor system permits a dash from a standstill to 60 mph (0-96 kilometers per hour) in simply 4.9 seconds. The battery is positioned contained in the automobile’s flooring and this has a barely destructive impact on the inside room, although it certainly compensates by reducing the G80’s middle of gravity.
One explicit characteristic Genesis appears to be very pleased with is the optionally available photo voltaic roof. You possibly can both go for a standard sunroof or pay further for the photo voltaic roof, although we don’t understand how a lot power will be generated with the latter. As a extra normal clarification, Hyundai guarantees a number of hundred miles of vary could possibly be added yearly.