The All-Electric Genesis GV60 SUV: The Complete Guide For India

Genesis GV60
Price: N/A
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 77.4 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 470 km
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)

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The All-Electric Genesis GV60 SUV

Genesis Motor, LLC, though a brand not well known in India, is part of the Hyundai Motor Company, the behemoth South Korean automotive manufacturer. The Genesis brand became an independent luxury marque in 2015. Genesis has currently on offer a number of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and electric vehicles (EVs). However, the company has announced its intention to only develop electric vehicles (EVs) from 2025. Genesis currently has the following EVs on sale:

The all-electric Genesis GV60 competes in an already competitive landscape of premium pure electric luxury SUVs. A segment led by well recognised premium automotive brands, like, Audi, Mercedes, Volvo, Jaguar and more! Though the luxury GV60 crossover has much to offer, only time will demonstrate if consumers are willing to pay a premium price tag for the relatively unknown Genesis brand. The ‘G’ in the model name stands for Genesis, while the ‘V’ stands for versatility.

Genesis is well aware of its need to offer something unique to gain traction in a competitive market. As an example, the company is offering a 5 year Care Plan, which includes: servicing, warranty, roadside assistance, OTA (over-the-air) software updates and more. The automotive manufacturer is keen to stress its ‘customer centric approach’ to selling cars. But of course, it is not the only automotive manufacturer with such an approach!

Review commentators like WhatCar? seem to think the EV has a winning recipe. According to WhatCar?, “Genesis has created a truly game-changing car.” Let’s hope the consumers also have a similar view! The GV60 was revealed in August 2021. It is the first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) from the company to be developed on a dedicated EV platform, the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform). In fact, it is the same platform used by Hyundai and Kia to develop the all-electric Kia EV6, all-electric IONIQ 5 and all-electric IONIQ 6.

For those new to electric driving, electric cars developed on a non-dedicated EV platform always have compromises i.e. EVs developed on a platform shared with internal combustion engine (ICE) petrol and diesel vehicles. Some of these compromises include: less efficient use of internal cabin space, compromise in interior layout, compromises in exterior design and lower overall efficiency of the electric vehicle (EV).

Similar to the all-electric GV70, the GV60 electric also incorporates a 77.4 kWh onboard EV battery with a claimed range up to 470 km (WLTP). Though not class-leading, certainly a useful and practical pure electric range. In comparison, the IONIQ 6 has a range up to 614 km (WLTP), while Kia EV 6 has an emission-free range up to 528 km.

For the GV60 electric, expect a real-world electric range closer to 400 km on a full charge. Useful for city and motorway driving! For those new to electric driving, it is worth noting that many factors influence the real-world electric car range. Some of these include: driving style, temperature, elevation, wind, rain, road surface, tyre size, onboard services used etc.

The GV60 offers DC charging capability up to 350 kW DC. This is certainly class-leading and a must, given the premium price tag. The EV can be charged from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes using a 350 kW DC charger. At the more commonly found 50 kW DC charger, the GV60 can be charged up to 80% in 73 minutes.

Of course, for most electric car owners, the EV is usually charged overnight, at home. The EV incorporates a 11 kW AC onboard charger as standard. Charging the e-SUV to 100% via a dedicated three-phase EV charger, like myenergi zappi will take up to 7 hours and 20 minutes. However, as most homes in India are restricted to single-phase power supply, the EV will take longer to charge.

We at e-zoomed recommend a ‘topping up’ approach to charging an electric car. It is better for the long-term maintenance of the onboard EV battery. Genesis offers a 8 years or 160,000 km warranty. We also recommend combining an on-site PV system and battery storage, to truly leverage the benefits of zero-tailpipe emission electric driving.

The EV incorporates a heat pump as standard. Heat pumps for electric cars is another ‘efficiency enhancing’ innovation fast gaining acceptance by automotive manufacturers. At the core, it works on the same principle as regenerative braking, in that, it captures ‘waste energy’, to be re-used (recycled) for improving e-range.

We can continue to expect automotive manufacturers to develop new technologies based on ‘recycling’, as any form of transport will always have inefficiencies (waste) that can be re-used!

The GV60 also has a host of safety features and onboard technology, though not all as standard equipment. Some of these include: 12.3-inch TFT LCD cluster, crystal sphere (SBW), ambient mood lighting, 10 airbag system, lane keeping assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, forward collision-avoidance assist, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, intelligent speed limit assist, fingerprint authentication system, face connect and more! Genesis claims that the face connect is the first of its type, which uses facial recognition to unlock the vehicle door. The EV also offers vehicle-to-load (V2L).

The Genesis EV is available as a 2WD and a 4WD. The all-wheel drive (AWD) options is available in two variants, the GV60 Sport and the GV60 Sport Plus. The GV60 Sport delivers maximum power up to 318 PS (605 Nm torque), and the GV60 Sport delivers maximum power up to 490 PS (700 Nm torque). The Sport Plus incorporates boost and drift modes for more dynamic driving.

The boost mode delivers 10 seconds of maximum power and acceleration (0-100 km/h: 4.0 seconds). The entry-level GV60 rear-wheel drive (RWD) delivers maximum power up to 229 PS (350 Nm torque). The top speed is 235 km/h.

We can expect the Genesis brand to become more recognised across India and a number of international markets, as Chinese automotive manufacturers, like Genesis increase their efforts to gain greater market share of the fast developing EV market. In any case, the greater the competition, the better is the end result for consumers: more choice and lower prices!

Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet!

Available as RWD and AWDRelatively unknown brand
Decent electric range. DC charging up to 350 kW DC. Three-phase 11 kW AC onboard chargerPremium price
Built on a dedicated EV platformAWD not standard on all variants


The All-Electric Genesis GV60 SUV (credit: Genesis)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:SUV
Available In India:No

Trims (1 Option)
Genesis GV60 (from Rs N/A)

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size: 77.4 kWh
Charging:350 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 18 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100% : 7 hrs 20 mins)
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)
Battery Warranty:8 years or 160,000 km

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Height (mm):1580
Width (mm):1890
Length (mm):4515
Wheelbase (mm):2900
Turning Circle (m):N/A
Boot Space (L):432

EV Battery Capacity:77.4 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):470 km
Electric Energy Consumption (kWh/100km):17.0 – 19.1
Charging:350 kW DC rapid charging (10%-80%: 18 mins). Onboard charger 11 kW AC (0%-100% : 7 hrs 20 mins)
Top Speed:235 km/h
0-100 km/h:4.0 seconds (Boost Mode)
Drive:Rear-wheel drive (RWD)/ All-wheel drive (AWD)
Max Power (PS):229 – 490
Torque (Nm):350 – 700
Kerb Weight (kg):2,145
NCAP Safety Rating:N/A

Solar And EV Charging: An Overview

The benefits of renewable energy, in particular, solar and wind energy, is already well established in India and in other parts of the world. With the increase in sales of electric vehicles (EVs) over the past three years, the advantages of using clean and renewable energy has been further enhanced.

Firstly, on-site renewable energy systems can be used for powering, both, business premises and homes. For on-site generation, we have witnessed a significant increase in distributed clean energy generating plants i.e. many commercial buildings and residential buildings have become generators i.e. generating electricity on-site!  Solar roof projects have been popular for such on-site generation installations.

The war in Ukraine has further amplified the need to develop energy security, not only at a national level, but also at a local level, to include, businesses and households. Those households and businesses that already generate and consume clean energy on-site have been spared the significant onslaught of energy price rise in 2022 and 2023.

Installing solar panels on-site, mitigates the risks associated with energy price inflation, a significant contributor to costs for a business or a household. On-site renewable energy generation also impacts the environment positively. For those with electric vehicles (EVs), in particular, pure electric vehicles, we strongly encourage the use of renewable energy for EV charging. Of course, we also encourage the use of solar energy for charging a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

Apart from the significant cost benefit i.e. generating renewable energy is a nominal cost per kWh (after initial set-up/ installation costs), to achieve true zero-tailpipe emission electric driving, renewable energy needs to be used for EV charging. This is also known as ‘well-to-wheel’. Just one electric car on the road can save an average of 1.5 million grams of CO2.

The good news for electric car owners is that a number of EV charging stations are now compatible with solar/ wind generation and battery storage. The UK based manufacturer myenergi zappi is a good example of a solar/ wind compatible EV charger.

We encourage business and households to adopt an on-site ecosystem of ‘renewable energy-battery storage-EV charging’, to gain the maximum from the advantages of low carbon generation and zero-emission electric driving. Bottom-line, renewable energy is good for the environment and the wallet!

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Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include, the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising large-scale industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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