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Genesis will be all electric in 2025

Genesis presented its vision for a sustainable future on Thursday and, like all automakers, settled on full electrification. Modern luxury cars plan to become a “100% zero-emission vehicle brand by 2030,” but predict that the fleet will have to wait until 2025 to fully transition to battery and hydrogen power. doing.

Does it make any sense? If the auto industry’s promises of autonomous driving and EV sales come true, it probably won’t. However, electrification has been hit hard in recent years as the government has increased regulatory pressure and the sector has been flooded with funds to help the cause. So, just like when you play the lottery, you certainly have a chance.

“Genesis continues its intensive, bold and successful journey and has succeeded in establishing itself as a truly global luxury brand,” said Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Eui-sun in the release. “Genesis is once again the starting point for a bold journey — a journey into a sustainable future.”

But the side of the hydrogen fuel cell worries me. With few hydrogen stations in between, there could be a future in which Genesis will have to sell most of these vehicles to Californians, Koreans, and Japanese. With the exception of the sudden explosions of hydrogen refineries and gas stations around the world, FCEVs have no potential to become mass market vehicles. The same is true for battery-powered electric vehicles, but the charging infrastructure is growing beyond urban hubs, allowing customers to regain lost energy at home.

The company claimed it was serious and confirmed that 2025 would be the year to completely abolish the internal combustion engine. It even provided us with a video experience to taste what it looks like.

Based on a previous statement, the G80 sedan will be the first EV in the Genesis lineup. Then, by the end of 2022, a GV60 crossover may take place. The video also has some new designs. But even if Genesis hints that it’s going to go on sale, it’s hard to say whether they indicate something that might go on sale someday.

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