Genesis G80 EV 2023 Review

G80 EV – Genesis released an all electric version of their top model the G80 in September 2022. The new model comes with everything Genesis could throw in the car along with a 500km range.      Genesis G80 EV Featuring a twin motor AWD system that provides 272kW of power and an immediate 700Nm of torque. This allows the luxury saloon to go from rest to 100km/h in sub 5 seconds in sport mode.

The 87.2kWh battery provides the long range and can charge from 10 to 80 percent in as little as 22 minutes when plugged into a 350kW DC fast charger.

I can attest to the fact that at home on a 10AMP power point it takes a lot longer than that.

Genesis G80 EV charge time home

The G80 is very stylish, sleek and seemingly glides along the freeway with ease.

Inside its luxurious and spacious. Little features like heated and cooled front seats with massage function for the driver, a huge central screen for infotainment and connectivity technology, auto headlights and wipers and in dash indicator cameras all add to the ambiance.

While there is wireless charging for smart phones unfortunately smart phone mirroring isn’t wireless.

The Genesis G80 EV drives as good or better than any EV I Have driven so far. Priced from around $145,000 plus the usual costs it isn’t cheap, but then again no Electric cars are.

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Genesis GV80 EV


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Quick Genesis G80 EV AWD thoughts

  • Genesis continues to build excellent cars, the latest G80 EV is no exception
  • It retains the elegant premium saloon feel, just now whisper quiet as a EV
  • Inside its particularly comfortable for all occupants, especially the driver.
  • The driver’s seat has 18 different adjustments that can be made.
  • Heated and cooled front seats, huge central screen, ambient lighting, massage function for the driver, wireless charging and tri zone climate controlled A/C.
  • For a big EV saloon its performance is sub 5 seconds for 0-100km/h, that’s pretty good. The ride and handling is excellent.
  • Its smooth, quiet and a bit of fun to drive.
  • Limited boot space and ridiculous long recharging times from home are two serious limitations though.
  • But the 500km plus range is better than many other premium brand offers.
  • Charging at a 350kW charger is fast, at home it’s ridiculously slow.
  • You do get choice of 5-year Chargefox subscription or home A/C charger and install, included in Electrified G80 purchase price
  • One thing I noticed, and its not limited to the Genesis, but rather a problem with all EV’s, is that if its hot and you turn the A/C and fan on high you can lose up to 20% of your range.
  • It took me ages to find the charge point, its well hidden in the front grill. However it is manual operated, even the Kia EV6 has an auto flap.
  • One really cool feature the G80 EV has is a screen that shows where the nearest charging station is and what it is.
  • Driver ergonomics and available information are spot on

Genesis GV80 EV

What is good?

  • Elegant design
  • Smooth and quiet ride
  • Quality and modern interior

What is not so good?

  • Wired Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • No full size spare
  • Can take a long time to charge at home

Genesis GV80 EV

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Genesis G80 EV sits in rare space. Not only is it a large premium saloon, but its an EV as well, which means a very small choice pool.

You could look at Mercedes Benz EQE, or the Audi e-TRON.

Genesis G80 EV

Genesis G80 EV final thoughts

First up all Genesis vehicles provide superior quality and functionality for a premium but value-based price.

The G80 EV is expensive, but not when compared to other premium brand offers.

Driving the electric G80 is a lot better and easier than you might imagine.

Its quiet, smooth, responsive, and comfortable.

The only real issue is, like all EV’s, the recharging and where and when its done

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Genesis G80 EV AWD

Model Price $145,000 MLP*
Engine Twin electric motors
Drivetrain 1 Sp reduction gear AWD
Battery Capacity / type 87.2Wh / Lithium Ion
Power 272kW
Torque 700Nm
Range (WLTP) / efficiency 550Km / 16.9kWh/100km
Fast Charge / Home (10-80%) 22mins (350Kw) / about 20 hrs
Safety 5 Star ANCAP (tested Dec 2020)
CO2 Emissions Zero driving emissions
0-100kmh/Top Speed 4.9secs / 225km/h
Servicing 5 Yr complimentary
Warranty 5yr/ Unlimited km
Roadside Assist 10Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Genesis G80 EV

Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel 9
Comfort 9
Equipment 8
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 9
Practicality 8
Fit for Purpose 9
Style / Appeal 9
Technology / connectivity 8
Value for Money 8

Genesis G80 EV


Overall Length 5005mm
Wheelbase 3010mm
Width 1925mm
Height 1475mm
Wheels 19×8.5 front 19×9.5 rear Alloy
Tyres 245/45 R19 front 275/40 R19 rear
Max ground clearance Up to 140mm
Wading Depth N/A
Approach N/A
Rampover N/A
Departure angle N/A
Turning Circle KTK 11.64m
Boot Capacity Min TBC
Boot capacity Max 354L
Battery Weight TBC
Kerb Weight 2325kg
Payload (kg) 445kg
GVM (kg) 2770kg
Towing Capacity TBA
Tow Ball rating TBA

Genesis G80 EV

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