2023 Genesis Electrified G80 Review: The Winter of Our Contentment
• Auto123 reviews the 2023 Genesis Electrified G80, as well as the 2023 Genesis GV60.
Quebec City, QC – The drive between Quebec’s provincial capital and its metropolitan centre of Montreal is a 2- or 3-hour affair, depending on how well you obey speed limits and on road conditions. No big deal really, but the distance is enough to awaken range anxiety in some folks who might be doing the trip in an EV.
All told, we were covering a little more than 300 km on this trek organized by Genesis of Canada, the idea being to get a feel for the all-electric models residing in their current lineup, the GV60 small crossover and the Electrified G80 sedan. The official range of the first is 399 km (not 400, 399!), the second 454 km.
Well that’s plenty, you’ll say. Who would get range anxiety from that? Well rationally, no one, but that’s the thing about anxiety, it’s not always rational. Plus, this being winter, you can throw those official figures out the window, because EV battery range always drops along with the temperature.
I should clarify that on this day, we had zero cause for range anxiety, since we were well taken in hand by Genesis, which kindly recharged each vehicle during our lunch stop. As it happens, though this couldn’t be predicted, we also did not have the frigid temperatures that really do tear into range figures and that we’ve had to contend with in test vehicles in the past.Read more