Genesis, the South Korean halo brand positioned aloft of both Hyundai and Kia, has released its first fully electric vehicle, the GV60, for sale to consumers. The first Genesis electric vehicle, the GV60 is laden – we chose that word deliberately – with driver-assist technologies. As an example, one of them is known as Face Connect, which allows drivers to lock and unlock the Genesis by use of facial-recognition technology. The base model is the GV60 Advanced AWD, with an MSRP of $59,890 and a suite of driver and passenger aids that would drop off the screen if we tried to list them all in this format.
There’s another tasty fillip here, however. Buy a GV60 – a performance AWD version with up to 483 horsepower is also offered – and Genesis will throw in a deal that allows three years’ worth of complimentary 30-minute recharging sessions courtesy of Electrify America, which is partnering with Genesis for EV refueling. You’ll be able to locate the nearest “pump” by using either the Genesis Connected Services or Electrify America smartphone apps.