Electric vehicles are cutting the cord.
The Genesis GV60, the latest electric car from Hyundai’s luxury car line, is equipped of wireless charging, the Korean automaker announced last week.
With the unveiling of the compact SUV, American company WiTricity announced a wireless charging option. The EV will use the same battery platform as that on Hyundai’s upcoming line of electric vehicles. Hyundai estimates that the car can travel about 270 miles on a single charge.
Genesis will launch in Korea later this year before arriving in the U.S. in 2022. When it arrives in the U.S., it will be the first all-electric vehicle that can be parked over a charging pad to start charging the battery. There is no need to plug it in.
Unlike plugging in for 10 hours or longer at public stations or home wall chargers, it will take about six hours parked over the mat to fully charge.
BMW was the first to provide wireless charging in the states with its plug-in hybrid. But the Genesis will be the initial 100 percent electric car to use inductive charging. Hyundai did not go into specifics, but it noted that wireless charging would be an optional feature, not a standard feature.
Only 600 of the new EVs in Korea will be wirelessly charged.
Even if it’s not as fast as, say, a Tesla Supercharger, at least you won’t forget to plug in.