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

Price: £53,905
Type of electric vehicle: Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body type: SUV
Battery size: 77.4 kWh
Electric range (WLTP): 321 miles
Tailpipe emissions: 0g (CO2/km)


Genesis Motor, LLC, though a brand not well known in the UK, is part of the Hyundai Motor Company, the behemoth South Korean automotive manufacturer. The Genesis brand became an independent luxury marque in 2015. The brand was launched in the UK in 2021 (also launched in Europe the same year).

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 has currently the following EVs on sale in the UK:

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The All-Electric Genesis GV60 EV SUV

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 in the UK 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 321 miles (WLTP). Though not class-leading, certainly a useful and practical pure electric range, similar to the IONIQ 6 and Kia EV6. The IONIQ 6 has a range up to 338 miles (WLTP), while Kia EV 6 has an emission-free range up to 328 miles.

For the GV60 electric, expect a real-world electric range closer to 270 miles 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 the UK 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 100,000 miles 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 (0-62 mph: 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 146 mph.

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

Company-car drivers can take advantage of the lower Benefit-in-Kind (BiK-2%) tax rate, given the lower tailpipe emissions. Bottom-line, electric driving is good for the environment and the wallet. You can lease electric vehicles at very competitive prices via e-zoomed!

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 platform AWD not standard on all variants


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

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Body Type:SUV (crossover)
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Not Available
Available In UK:Yes

Variants (3 Options)
Genesis GV60 Premium (from £53,905)
Genesis GV60 Sport (from £58,365)
Genesis GV60 Sport Plus (from £67,505)

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)
EV Battery Warranty:8 years or 100,000 miles

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh £2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

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):321 miles
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:146 mph
0-62 mph: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

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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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