Genesis will equip its electric cars with wireless charging

Genesis will equip its electric cars with wireless charging

November 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Korean premium brand Genesis is trying to become a major brand in the global electric vehicle industry and has announced that it will equip its electric vehicles with wireless charging for the first time.

Genesis’ upcoming electric cars – the JW crossover and eG80 sedan – will be powered by P&C technology. Recall that the debut of new products is scheduled for 2021. P&C is a technology that is capable of verifying the user and making payments automatically when the charging cable is connected from any of the fast or ultra-fast charging stations. This avoids the complicated procedure of using a credit card to pass the authentication process.

While some car manufacturers such as Porsche are piloting this technology in the United States, they have not yet commercialized the option. Genesis’s image as a leader in electrification will be significantly improved if the company’s electric vehicles with P&C technology are launched in 2021.

In addition, the company plans to provide an industry-first wireless charging technology as an option. This technology was developed with WiTricity, the leader in wireless charging for electric vehicles. Given the current level of this technology, it will be able to provide power from 6 to 8 kWh.

Since wireless charging requires a separate design at the charging station, it is only offered as an option for high-end models. However, as wireless charging standardization is currently taking place in Europe and the US, the technology is expected to only be available locally starting in the second half of 2021.

“Wireless charging, P&C and exclusive home chargers will be the backbone of Genesis’s strategy to target the global EV market. Since the company’s goal is to enter the world market, it pays great attention to increasing the level of competition for its products and technologies ”, – informs with reference to the press service of the brand.

Genesis plans to introduce the eG80 and JW in the second quarter of 2021 and launch sales by the end of 2021. Recall that JW is based on Hyundai Motor Group’s first dedicated electric vehicle platform E-GMP.