Electric vehicles are cutting the cord.
The Genesis GV60, the first electric car from Hyundai’s luxury car line, is capable of wireless charging, the Korean company announced last week.
The compact SUV was revealed Thursday, and with it came the additional announcement of a wireless charging option from American company WiTricity. The EV will use the same battery platform as that on Hyundai’s upcoming line of electric vehicles. Hyundai estimates about 270 miles of range on a single charge.
The Genesis car will be released in Korea later this year before launching in the U.S. in 2022. When it arrives in the U.S. it’ll be the first all-electric vehicle that can be parked over a charging pad that will start filling up the battery. No plug necessary.
It’ll take about six hours parked over the mat to fully charge, compared to plugging in for 10 hours or longer at public stations or home wall chargers.
BMW was the first to introduce wireless charging in the states with its plug-in hybrid. But the Genesis will be the first 100 percent electric car to use inductive charging. Hyundai didn’t get into specifics, but noted that the wireless charging would be an optional feature, not something every Genesis GV60 will have.
In Korea, only 600 of the new EVs will be made with wireless charging capabilities.
While not as fast as, say, a Tesla Supercharger, at least you can’t forget to plug in.