Genesis G80 will receive an electric versionApril 8, 2020
On April 7, a prototype, allegedly the Genesis G80 electric car, was spotted at an electric car charging station in Busan, Korea, on the Gyeongboo expressway.
The vehicle under test is completely covered with camouflage film. Nevertheless, 19-inch wheels, quadrangular lights and a unique radiator grille leave no doubt that the Genesis G80 sedan is in the photographs. What is noteworthy, the hood of the car is open, and a quick charger is connected to the engine compartment. Perhaps the location of the charging connector is not fully defined, or it could be a test mule in the G80.
It is believed that Genesis is preparing a hybrid model with a plug-in module (PHEV), but most likely it will be a purely electric car. This is because PHEV does not currently support fast charging. The charger in the parking area where the test car was observed is also the standard for fast charging.
Hyundai Motor Group previously announced plans to build 14 electric vehicles by 2025. The Genesis brand is expected to launch its first electric car in 2021, as confirmed by the recent Hyundai Motor call conference in the 1st quarter. In addition, the company plans to begin full-scale electrification of the Genesis line in 2024.
Experts predicted that the production model of the Mint concept car, introduced in New York in 2019, will be the first Genesis mass-produced electric car. However, given the G80-based test car that appeared on the tests, it suggests that the premium brand is preparing two or more electric vehicles.
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