2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
Hyundai has officially unveiled the new Genesis GV60 electric crossover a few days ago. This model became the first electric car in the product line of the Korean sub-brand. And, as it turned out, Hyundai intends to endow it with technologies that are not found in any production car.
According to preliminary information, in 2022, the Genesis GV60 will be released, which supports wireless charging of the built-in battery. To implement this solution, Hyundai used the developments of the American startup WiTricity. As follows from the published description, the lithium-ion battery is charged while parking over a magnetized plate.
Hyundai announced back in 2018 that future electric cars will be able to support this technology. Now it will be implemented on a production car. At the same time, Hyundai representatives have so far refused to comment on this information. The Genesis GV60 with wireless battery charging is rumored to only be sold in the Korean market.
However, Hyundai intends to expand the technology to other countries. Moreover, support for wireless charging is planned to be implemented in all electric cars of the Korean brand, as well as in the Ioniq and Kia models. The E-GMP platform, which underpins all Hyundai electric models, will help achieve this goal. Note that this technology is not unique. For example, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been testing similar solutions since 2017. However, only Hyundai has implemented this technology on the production model.