The Genesis Electrified G80 is an all-electric large luxury sedan, with one high-spec variant offered in Australia starting from $147,000 before on-road costs.
The premium South Korean sedan has up to 520km (WLTP) claimed range, a solar panel roof, soft closing doors and more.
The electric G80 is ineligible for most Australian state incentives. For further information, check out our comprehensive guide.
Size and design
The electric G80 is based on the carmaker’s M3 platform that underpins the equivalent petrol-powered second-generation Genesis G80.
Its exterior and interior design essentially mirrors its internal combustion engined counterpart with signature double-line daytime running lights, indicators and tail lights. The luxury electric sedan exclusively gets a closed-off G-Matrix pattern crest grille with a hidden charging flap.
All exterior paint colours are carried over from the standard G80, except for Matria Blue ($2000). Two matte shades – Verbier White and Makalu Gray Matte – are also available ($2000).
Inside, Genesis says it uses “low environmental impact natural and recycled materials”, including bio-processed Nappa leather using natural dye, recycled PET fabrics and nylon, and forged wood accents made from excess materials from producing furniture. Four interior designs are available, with Glacier White being exclusive to the EV.
The electric G80 large sedan has 354-litres of boot space, which is 70-litres less than the traditional petrol G80 due to housing an electric motor and battery hardware at the back.
There’s a ski-through opening, but the rear seats can’t fold down and no frunk storage space is available. Two ISOFIX child seat anchor points are at the rear outboard seats with three top tether points for the rear row.
The low-slung electric G80 sedan has a drag coefficient of 0.26.
Range and powertrain
The Genesis Electrified G80 mates a 82.5kWh (usable) battery pack with dual electric motors driving all four wheels.
Combined, it produces 272kW of power and 700Nm of torque to accelerate from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.9 seconds.
It also boasts electrically-assisted dynamic torque vectoring control to improve handling, looks at the road ahead to adapt the suspension before hitting a speed bump or pothole, and active noise cancellation for a quieter cabin.
The luxury marque claims the electric G80 has up to 520km (WLTP) driving range from a full charge based on an official efficiency figure of 191Wh/km. It comes standard with a heat pump to improve energy efficiency by utilising waste heat from the electric motors to run the climate control.
The electric G80 is not rated to tow.
The pure-electric G80 uses a more advanced 800-volt class charging architecture able to juice-up at 10.5kW AC and 350kW DC speeds.
Genesis says charging on the latter ultra rapid public EV charging station can recharge the large sedan from 10 to 80 per cent in 22 minutes.
The addition of a solar roof generates free energy from the sun to charge the 12-volt auxiliary battery to “incrementally increase driving range”.
The electric G80 uses a standard Type 2/CCS2 connector type positioned at the front-left of the grille. It is capable of exterior vehicle-to-load (V2L) via an included adapter, has a battery preconditioning function, and a range of regenerative braking intensities including ‘i-Pedal’ for one-pedal driving.
As per all Genesis EVs, new owners can choose between a free five-year Chargefox charging subscription or 7.2kW AC single-phase Wallbox Pulsar Plus home charger that includes standard installation fees.
Safety and technology
The luxury sedan comes with a complete suite of active safety assist systems as standard, including auto emergency braking (AEB) with car/pedestrian/cyclist/junction turning detection; lane-changing oncoming/side avoidance assist; blind spot collision side and rear avoidance assist; rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist; lane following and keeping assist; and smart cruise control.
Additionally, there’s a 360-degree surround view camera, blind spot view cameras, front and rear parking sensors, driver attention warning, active bonnet lift system, adaptive matrix high beam assist, rear occupant alert and safe exit assist.
The highly-specified premium electric car features a 14.5-inch infotainment system that can be controlled via a rotating controller with handwriting recognition or the touchscreen. It has wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto and built-in navigation with augmented reality functionality.
There’s also a 12.3-inch three-dimensional digital instrument cluster that adjusts to the driver’s eyes, head-up display, 20-speaker Lexicon sound system, and rear seat passengers are treated to two 9.2-inch displays.
Price and models
Electrified G80 Luxury price: $147,000 before on-road costs
The Electrified G80 comes with as standard:
- 82.5kWh (usable) battery
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Safety assistance suite (details above)
- 14.5-inch infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto
- 12.3-inch three-dimensional digital driver’s instrument cluster with head-up display
- Two 9.2-inch rear row displays
- Qi wireless phone charging pad
- 20-speaker Lexicon sound system
- Bio processed Nappa leather with wood garnish interior
- 18-way driver seat with two-way cushion extension, bolster and pelvic adjustment
- Ergo Motion massaging driver’s seat
- Two-stage heated leather steering wheel
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Colour ambient lighting
- Three-zone climate control with six-inch front haptic touch display, separate rear temperature zone, and micro cabin filter
- Heat pump
- Solar roof
- LED headlights with adaptive high beam and LED tail lights with reverse guide lights
- Acoustic laminated windscreen and windows
- Premium carpet floor mats
- Power rear window sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades
- Soft close doors
- Genesis logo puddle lights welcome system
- Proximity key and push button start
- Remote start and remote smart parking assist
- Power opening/closing hands free boot
- Electro-chromatic rear view mirror
- Rain sensing wipers
- Exterior V2L
- Stainless steel door scuff plates
- Luggage net
- Electronic parking brake
Genesis G80 EV Options
- Gloss paint – no cost: Uyuni White; Saville Silver; Valencia Gold; Makalu Gray; Vik Black; Havana Red; Hallasan Green; Capri Blue
- EV-exclusive paint – $2000: Matira Blue
- Matte paint – $2000: Verbier White; Makalu Gray Matte
- Interior designs with Forged Wood – no cost: Obsidian Black; Glacier White and Green; Havana Brown; Forest Blue and Brown
- Interior designs with Brown Ash – no cost: Havana Brown; Forest Blue and Brown
- Interior design with Metallic Ash – no cost: Obsidian Black
- Complementary charging – no cost: Five-years unlimited free Chargefox DC network subscription or 7.2kW AC Wallbox Pulsar Plus home charger
Warranty and servicing
All Genesis vehicles are backed by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty, eight-year battery warranty, 10-year roadside assistance, and 10-years of built-in map updates.
The South Korean luxury carmaker also bundles five-years of free scheduled servicing with a five-year 'Genesis To You’ valet service, where its dealers can pick up and drop off your vehicle at any location and offer a free courtesy vehicle during each service visit.
Servicing Genesis’ is done via the nationwide Hyundai dealership network.
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