The forthcoming 2022 Genesis GV60 will be viable with wireless charging infrastructure when it launches one year from now, as indicated by a new report from Green Car Reports.
It is believed the groundbreaking technology – which permits the electric SUV’s lithium-ion battery pack to be automatically topped up when parked over a magnetised plate – was planned and created by US-based start-up WiTricity.
The organization has recently worked together with Hyundai, the parent organization of Genesis and Kia, on a 2018 concept. It claims its products are fit for charging at rates of to 11kW completely through induction.
A representative for Genesis in Australia couldn’t comment on the local ramifications of the report when approached by Drive, anyway it’s reasonable wireless charging abilities will at first be restrictive to the Korean market.
A wider international roll-out – including for Australia – is expected at a later date. It is presently indistinct if the system will be conveyed in the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, the two of which are supported by a similar E-GMP platform as the Genesis SUV.
Wireless vehicle charging is not a new concept, however the technology is yet to be offered from the manufacturing plant in a mass-produced vehicle – BMW and Daimler (parent organization of Mercedes-Benz) have been testing no-contact systems since something like 2017, while agents for Tesla have likewise recently talked about the improvement of a comparative project.