Hyundai Unveils Wirelessly Charging EV
Aug. 25, 2021—Hyundai revealed on Thursday that its Genesis GV60, the first EV from the brand's luxury lineup, will be capable of charging wirelessly.
Though the company didn't reveal any technical details about the wireless charging, a report from Mashable says the vehicle will use the same battery platform as Hyundai's other EVs and will have a wireless charging option developed by WiTricity, a Massachusetts-based wireless charging tech company.
The feature will be optional and use a charging pad that the vehicle will park over. Hyundai says it will take about six hours for the GV60 to reach full charge, significantly shorter than the 10+ hours required at some charging stations, and the luxury compact SUV will have an estimated range around 270 miles on a single charge.
The GV60 is expected to be released in the U.S. at some point in 2022.