Genesis, the Hyundai group’s premium brand, wants to become the first manufacturer to offer a wireless charging system in its 100% electric cars. This feature will be released for the eG80 model next year, which will give the executive sedan a powerful argument against the Tesla Model S, its biggest rival.
The eG80 will be derived directly from the combustion G80, one of the Korean firm’s most recent launches. Developed in conjunction with WiTricity, the eG80’s wireless charging system will be offered as an option in its more expensive finishes. It should operate at a maximum power of between 6 kW and 8 kW. Also, the company plans to market its own 7 kW and 11 kW home chargers.
On the other hand, Genesis will also apply the P&C (Plug and Charge) technology, model. The user will verify the user and collect payments automatically when using a public charging station. This will eliminate having to use a membership card, credit card, or app to manage the entire charging process.
There are already brands such as Porsche testing this solution in the United States, although it is not yet offered commercially. Therefore, Genesis will also be a pioneer when implementing this technology in its first electrics. This advance will reach the eG80 and the “JW,” a specific model developed on the new modular E-GMP platform.
Although it is confirmed that the “JW” will have a body type fastback, at the moment, it is not clear whether it will be in the C segment (compact) or the D segment (family). Considering it will be the production version of last year’s cute Mint Concept prototype, possibly the first option is the most likely.