The all-new Genesis G80 will be electric. Gone are the short days of the V8 power genesis G80s to make room for their dual-engine Genesis G80 EV. This exciting new EV luxury sedan is based on the G80, which also comes with gas engine options, but the G80 EV does have a few key features that make it competitive with tailored EV competition. To see what it’s like to drive the G80 EV YouTuber Asian Petrolhead hit the roads in Korea to see if the G80 EV is a fun electric sports sedan.
The electrified Genesis G80 went on sale at the end of 2021 and is powered by a pair of 182 horsepower (136 kilowatt) engines 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, which is good in a range of approx. 265 miles.
The twin engines mean the G80 has a four-wheel drive that helps with weather conditions as well as off-line acceleration. Genesis claims that the G80 EV can sprint from 0 to 60 km / h in less than 5 seconds, which puts it on par with the best possible G80 Sport.
The G80 EV is Genesis’ first attack in the world of electric vehicles with many other models coming soon. This adaptable design of a floor-mounted battery pack along with two electric motors is easy for Genesis to translate into their growing range of luxury SUVs and sedans.
The growing competition in the EV space will also see Hyundai launch its own EV-focused sub-brand known as Ioniq. This new brand enables the Hyundai brand to develop more competitive EV technology, while depreciating development costs across its growing brand portfolio.