It seems luxury automaker Genesis is getting closer to electrifying its entire range of vehicles.
Over the weekend, automotive and electric vehicle outlets were thrilled to hear that Genesis – the luxury offshoot of South Korean automaker Hyundai – had six car names suffixed with an “e” to show that the company is ready Efforts to revise its list.
Earlier this year, the company confirmed that two electrical crossovers are in the works, but details of the location of incoming vehicles remained scarce. However, with news that it bears the names G70e, G80e, G90e, GV70e, GV80e, and GV90e, it appears that it only makes electrified versions of its current vehicles.[Read: How Netflix shapes mainstream culture, explained by data]
With no new model names listed, the cars will appear to be very similar to their combustion predecessors, rather than entirely new models being released. Loyal fans of the brand will likely appreciate the consistency.
Photo credit: Wikimedia CCDhe Genesis G80, a luxury sedan from the South Korean automaker Hyundai.
However, the letter “e” is no guarantee of a fully electric powertrain. This could be an indication of hybrid propulsion systems. The hybrid technology from BMW, for example, bears the name “eDrive”.
This is not the first step Hyundai has taken towards electrification.
Last year, the South Korean automaker announced that it was turning the name of one of its most popular electric vehicles, the Ioniq, into an entire brand of electric cars.
With this in mind, it is not surprising that the Genesis also focuses on electrified vehicles.
HT – Motor1, Jalopnik
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Published on February 1, 2021 – 07:46 UTC