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A battery-powered version of the Genesis G80 sedan is the brand’s first full-electric model, promising sporty acceleration and a generous driving range. Genesis said the Electrified G80 will be the leadoff nameplate for other full-electric offerings down the road. The exterior design shares the much the same looks as the standard G80 under the brand’s “Athletic Elegance” design language.
Like the newly introduced Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric crossover, the Electrified G80 can support both 400-volt and 800-volt charging, meaning it allows for faster charging. The company estimates the range as 265 miles.
The brand said it would disclose more information about a U.S. and Canada introduction later this year, including the Electrified G80’s North American specifications. It will announce its plans to launch European sales on May 4.