Genesis Premieres First-Ever EV Model: Electrified G80
Genesis officially introduced its first-ever EV model, the Electrified G80, to the global market at the 2021 Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition.
“Today is very special because it represents a variety of firsts for the Genesis brand, not only because this is Genesis’ very first appearance at Auto Shanghai, but also as the first time we are unveiling a new product outside of Korea,” said Jay Chang, Global Head of the Genesis brand. “The Electrified G80, the perfect balance of athleticism and elegance, marks the beginning of our journey into the EV market, representing Genesis in the era of electrification.”
The estimated maximum range per charge is more than 310 miles. 350kW rapid charging enables the battery to charge from 10% to 80% in just 22 minutes. The Electrified G80 comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). The Disconnector Actuator System (DAS) can also connect or disconnect motor and drive shaft based on different driving conditions, enabling the vehicle to switch between RWD and AWD to reduce unnecessary power loss and increase efficiency. The Electrified G80 also provides a V2L (Vehicle to Load) feature that enables customers to draw electric power of 3.6 kW from the vehicle to power appliances or provide emergency power to homes.