Genesis Has Revealed Its Electric Car, and It Can Travel 265 Miles

Genesis, which is Hyundai’s luxury brand, has recently revealed its first all-electric vehicle. Apparently, it’s called the Electrified G80 because it has the same design as the existing G80 sedan but has been refitted to run on electricity. The car manufacturer claims that the car can travel up to 265 miles on a full battery.

The Electrified G80 Has a Casual Design That Differs from Concepts Genesis Had Put Forward In the Past

The Electrified G80 Has the Design of the existing G80 While Genesis has had many exciting concepts for electric vehicles, using the design of the G80 is a rather straightforward idea that pales in comparison. It certainly seems that none of the daring ideas and modern styling choices will transfer to the Electrified G80. The new electric vehicle is not at all ground-breaking like Kia’s EV6 or Hyundai’s Ioniq 5 sedan, which are both cars built on the company’s new e-GMP vehicle platform.

The choice to go with the old design was obviously made on purpose because it seems Genesis is trying to produce a vehicle that both looks and feels familiar. Still, the Electrified G80 will borrow some of the e-GMP concepts, including the fast recharge high-voltage tech, and its two-way charging capabilities. This means that the electric vehicle will be able to power all kinds of appliances. It’s not yet clear what other features Genesis will place into the Electrified G80 because it’s apparently saving the full capabilities of the e-GMP platform for the electric SUVs it’s going to unveil in the future.

Genesis’s First Electric Sedan Was Debuted at Auto Shanghai 2021

The front of the Genesis Electrified G80 Genesis unveiled its first electric sedan at Auto Shanghai 2021, probably because it will be sold in China. Still, the company has said that the Electrified G80 will be coming to North America as well. It will have an all-wheel-drive and do 0-to-60 in under five seconds. There are also many other luxury touches, including a camera-aided adaptive suspension and road noise-cancellation features. Other than that, Genesis didn’t share any pricing, specifications, or release dates.

Genesis has truly achieved some kind of feat of engineering by fitting an electric motor and batteries into a car that was originally designed to run on an internal combustion engine. The switch is apparently cost-effective for the automaker, but it is expected to lead to compromises that an electric vehicle built from the ground up would not have.

James Bond’s Vanishing Aston Martin Is Real

James Bond had the coolest gadgets and we could not stop talking about them. They would get him out of the craziest situation with such suave and you could not help but ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over it. But the coolest one among them was Vanquish, the Aston Martin that the 007 agent drove in Die Another Day. However, we all knew that it was all fiction, back then. But what if we told you that the vanishing car exists in real life too?

Not So Realistic

Daniel Craig took his final bow with No Time To Die as the James Bond. And people will always remember his films as more realistic. However, realism was not the best way to describe the 2002 film Die Another Day. Even Chris Corbould, the veteran special effects supervisor for about 15 Bond movies said that they took it too far with the inept CGI of the famous (more like infamous) invisible car. In an interview, Corbould said that he wasn’t very keen on it either but went along with creating the CGI for the Aston Martin anyway.

The Irony

As crazy as the idea of a vanishing car may be, the technology of invisibility was based on reality. It was inspired by some work done by the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA). DERA may be defunct now but it was part of the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Scriptwriters Neil Purvis and Robert Wade had made this discovery as they were researching for this film.

When Reel Become Real

Corbould has always found it amusing to see how reality eventually replicates the gadgets used in the James Bond films. BAE Systems is one of the largest defense and aerospace contractors in the world. They are working on this very invisibility technology. Alongside the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, they aim to create a system known as Adaptiv, which will be used on tank fleets.