Article By John Redfern

Genesis announces electric version of GV70 SUV

Revealed at the Auto Guangzhou 2021 show, the all-electric Genesis GV70 promises a 248-mile range.

Korean luxury brand Genesis has unveiled an electric version of its GV70 SUV at the Auto Guangzhou 2021 show in China.

Genesis says the electrified GV70 ‘sets new standards’ for luxury electric SUVs.

A combination of aerodynamic efficiency and a multi-rapid charging system are intended to offer impressive EV performance.

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The new car shares the same platform as the traditional GV70, but adds a pair of electric motors. All versions of the car, called Electrified GV70, will feature four-wheel drive, which includes an e-Terrain off-road mode.

Each electric motor produces 215hp and 258lb ft of torque. Combining the two results in a total output of 483hp and 516lb ft when used in ‘Boost mode’.

In this mode, the Electrified GV70 can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds.

Genesis has not confirmed the size of battery fitted to the GV70. However, it estimates a range of over 248 miles, based on Korean EV testing standards.

Rapid-charging capability allows the Electrified GV70 to recharge from 10 to 80 percent capacity in just 18 minutes. The 400V/800V system can use different charger types without the need for additional inverters.

A Vehicle to Load function, as seen on the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, will allow the GV70 to power electrical appliances.

The GV70 is expected to be sold in Europe, although Genesis is yet to confirm pricing or availability.

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