The Genesis G80 has been a major success for the luxury South Korean automaker. It’s a well-received sedan that provides plenty of value and comfort, and now it’s gone electric with the Genesis Electrified G80. The company has already started selling it in the US market, with sales beginning to emerge in recent stats. In this blog post, we’ll look at the Genesis Electrified G80 and what makes it so special. We’ll also explore how it compares to its gas-powered counterpart and why it could become a major player in the electric vehicle segment.
According to the latest figure from Electric Vehicle Sales Blog, the first Genesis G80 sales in the United States have emerged. The car was only recently introduced in South Korea, and it is still early days for the model in America. Nevertheless, it managed to find 19 buyers in November.
The G80 is a large sedan that competes with the likes of the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and Audi A8. It is available with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine or a 5.0-liter V8, both of which can be had with all-wheel drive. In Korea, there is also a 2.2-liter diesel option. All three engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The range-topping model in America is the 5.0T Ultimate, which starts at $89,900 including destination charges. For that money, you get a long list of standard features such as Nappa leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, wireless phone charging, a 17-speaker Lexicon audio system, and more.
If you want something even more luxurious, you can opt for the Genesis Experience Package (available on both the 3.3T Sport and 5.0T Ultimate) which adds features like a head-up display and rear seat entertainment system.
Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S is the first mass-produced all-electric luxury sedan. It has a base price of $69,900 and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. The range on a single charge is 265 miles.
The Model S was introduced in 2012 and has won many awards, including Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year and Consumer Reports’ 2014 Top Pick among sedans. The car has a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Sales of the Audi e-tron, the first all-electric SUV from a major German automaker, have begun to emerge in U.S. sales figures. The e-tron, which went on sale in late 2018, sold 1,051 units in the United States in December, according to data fromElectric Vehicle Sales blog. This was the first time that sales of the e-tron were included in monthly sales reports.
The Audi e-tron is a 5-passenger SUV with a 95 kWh battery pack that gives it an estimated range of about 248 miles per charge. It starts at $74,800, before any federal or state incentives for electric vehicles are applied.
The e-tron is competing against a number of other all-electric SUVs that have come to market in the last few years, including the Jaguar I-Pace, Tesla Model X, and Mercedes-Benz EQC. So far, it appears to be off to a good start relative to its competitors: Jaguar sold just over 1,600 I-Paces in the United States last year, while Tesla does not break out sales of the Model X by country (but global deliveries totaled approximately 63,000). Mercedes has not yet started selling the EQC in the United States; it is expected to go on sale later this year.
Ford’s Electric SuperVan To Take On Pike’s Peak
Ford has been a leader in the automotive industry for decades, from innovating with car designs to introducing new technologies. Now, they’re taking on a new challenge– demonstrating electric vehicle performance at the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. Ford will be debuting their all-electric SuperVan at the event, which is expected to be one of the most powerful and efficient electric vehicles ever created. In this blog post, we’ll explore why Ford chose this event to showcase their electric vehicle technology and what makes the SuperVan so special.
Ford’s Electric SuperVan
Ford’s electric SuperVan is set to take on Pike’s Peak in the 2019 running of the world-famous hill climb. The all-electric vehicle, which is based on the second-generation Ford Transit, will be driven by racing driver Robbie Kerr.
The SuperVan has been developed by Ford Performance and Multimatic Motorsports, and will feature a unique all-wheel-drive system with two electric motors – one at the front and one at the rear. The vans battery pack will be located under the floor, helping to keep the center of gravity low and improving handling.
Kerr will put the van through its paces on the notoriously challenging Pike’s Peak course, which features 156 corners and a 4,720ft elevation change from start to finish. If successful, the SuperVan will become the first electric vehicle to conquer Pike’s Peak.
Pike’s Peak, at 14,115 feet, is one of the tallest mountains in North America. And it’s about to get a little bit greener.
Ford is sending its all-new, all-electric Transit Supervan up the mountain to take on the world-famous Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. The race, which takes place in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is one of the most demanding and treacherous in the world. But Ford is confident that its new van is up to the challenge.
The Transit Supervan is powered by a 105 kilowatt-hour battery pack that gives it a range of over 200 miles. That should be more than enough to get it up and down Pike’s Peak without any problems. And with 680 horsepower on tap, it should have no trouble setting a fast time.
The Transit Supervan isn’t just an electric vehicle, it’s also autonomous. That means that there won’t be a driver behind the wheel during the race. Instead, the van will rely on its sensors and computers to navigate the course.
This isn’t Ford’s first foray into electric racing. Last year, the company fielded an all-electric Mustang in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. But this will be its first attempt at taking on the mountain with an autonomous vehicle.
If successful, Ford will become the first company to ever complete the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb with an autonomous car. It’s a tall order, but Ford is confident that it can do it.