Genesis GV60 long-term test: report 4

The Genesis GV60 is one of the best electric SUVs you can buy right now. But can the upmarket tech-fest win over our man who's seeking a comfy family cruiser?...

Genesis GV60 vehicle to load charging

The car Genesis GV60 168kW RWD single motor (Premium) Run by Stuart Milne, digital editor

Why it’s here Can a sprinkling of ‘premiumness’ elevate the upmarket Genesis GV60 clear of the family SUV pack – and into luxury SUV territory?

Needs to Be as comfortable and quiet as the best electric SUVs, yet offer the all-important tangible appeal buyers of premium models want.

Mileage 10,973 List price £54,105 Target Price £54,105 Price as tested £59,605 Official range 321 miles Test range 300 miles

12 June 2024 – Office move

According to the Office for National Statistics, almost half of the UK population work from home for at least some of the working week. The reality for me as a journalist, however, is that for many years, I’ll work wherever I can get an internet connection and a three pin socket – whether that's in the office, at home or out on the road.

The former is easy with reliable 4G mobile coverage; the latter not so much: when the battery in my laptop flatlines, so does my work. That made the Vehicle-to-Load Pack a must-have option in my Genesis GV60.

Essentially, it turns my electric car into a power source in its own right. There are two three-pin domestic charging sockets, one nestled behind a flap under the rear seats, the other is an external waterproof outlet that uses the car’s main charging port via an adaptor.

I’ve found the location of the internal socket particularly handy because it’s easy to reach, yet not in the way, allowing me to power my laptop with minimal hassle. The external socket is great for making a brew whilst camping or after a long walk, and the LEDs which show the level of charge are easy to keep an eye on. It’s all very civilised.

Genesis GV60 charging port

Impressively, it has the ability to power devices which consume up to 3.5kW. That means – theoretically – you could power your washing machine, a fan heater or even an electric oven, though whether the GV60’s battery would last long enough to cook a Sunday roast remains to be seen.

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