Genesis GV60 SUV - Range, charging & running costs

The Genesis GV60 has plenty of range and can charge up incredibly quickly at the right charge point

Carbuyer Rating

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Range, charging & running costs Rating

4.5 out of 5

The Genesis GV60 has a good electric range, especially in the entry-level model that can cover more than 300 miles. What’s more impressive about the car’s set-up, though, is the cutting-edge charging technology that allows for incredibly rapid top-ups while out and about.

Genesis GV60 range and charging

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There are three versions of the GV60: Premium, Sport and Sport Plus. Premium has the longest driving range, at 321 miles, while Sport drops to 292 miles and Sport Plus can drive for 289 miles on a charge.

This is because the higher-spec models have extra motors that are more powerful and add weight, so the range reduces slightly. We’d expect around 280 to 290 miles in the real world from the Premium model, so the Sport versions should manage up to 250 miles in normal driving. However, in our experience high-speed driving doesn’t reduce the range by as much as in some electric cars, so you can make the most of the range for longer trips.

Long trips are also made very convenient by the 800-volt charging technology. All versions can be charged from 10 to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes on a 350kW rapid charger. There aren’t too many of these around in the UK at the moment, but more are appearing all the time.

Most charging will be done at home, though. A 7.4kW home wallbox charger will fill the battery in less than 12 hours, so it’s suitable for overnight charging even if you use almost all the car’s potential range.

At the UK average energy cost of 14.4p per kWh, the GV60 costs about £11 to fully charge, which in the Premium model (with the longest range) works out at about 29p per mile. That will make it cheaper to run than a petrol or diesel car but the real savings for company drivers come from the ultra-low Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax rate applied to electric cars.

Insurance groups

Even the entry-level GV60 sits in group 41 for insurance, which is higher than the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5. The Sport model is in group 45 and the Sport Plus model is in group 49, one away from the maximum 50, so the GV60 will be rather expensive to insure for most people. Even the fast and fun Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range is only in group 37, so it’s certainly possible to have a quick EV that’s cheaper to insure than the Genesis.

Warranty

The Genesis GV60 comes with a five-year warranty as standard, which is the same as you get with a Hyundai Ioniq 5. The five-year plan actually also includes servicing and the brand even collects the car from your door. It’s a great service and may even appeal more than the seven-year cover you get with a Kia EV6.

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