First electric Genesis G80 sales revealed in the United States

The company sold 33 units in January in the United States.


The all-new Genesis G80 electric car appeared in the sales statistics of the Hyundai Motor Company in the United States of America.


According to data revealed by the group, 33 electrified Genesis G80s were sold retail in January, compared to 226 G80s powered by internal combustion engines. Remember, the luxury sedan in South Korea is available at select retailers in 12 states already and in 13 countries around the world.


Genesis G80 sales revealed in the United States



In addition to the plug-in G80, Genesis sold 129 units of the GV60, a close model to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, for a total of 162 electrified units sold in the United States.


The sales volume of electric vehicles may not be particularly high, but it is well over 4% of the total volume of about 3,900 units.


For comparison, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 sold 1,548 electric units in January, while the Kia EV6 electric sold 1,110 units. The Genesis GV60 sold 1,590 units in the United States in 2022.


For the Genesis brand, things may improve dramatically once the GV70 GV70 enters the US market, as the company's third electric car was presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show - LA Auto where the car was produced locally (in Montgomery, Alabama).


Given that the internal combustion engine version is one of the most popular models in the lineup with 1,401 units sold in January, Genesis is expected to significantly increase sales of its electric vehicles in the US market.


The GV70 electrified Genesis costs up to $65,850, making it eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit. This is an important consideration that helps drive electric vehicle sales in the US market.


As for performance, the car contains a 77.4 kWh battery, which is the same as the Genesis GV60, compared to the 87.2 kWh battery in the Genesis G80. The electric G80 and GV70 use some components of the E-GMP platform but do not rely on E-GMP, unlike Genesis. GV60.


In the long term, Genesis will become a zero-emission brand, providing only electric vehicles. According to the plan, by 2030, the lineup will be completely electric without any internal combustion engines.


Other Hyundai Motor Group and Kia brands are likely to require more time, particularly in markets with low adoption rates for electric vehicles.


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