By: Byron Mathioudakis

The large sedan category has been in decline in ICE vehicles and currently the range of large EVs in Australia is dominated by large SUVs. Here are two players in the large  sedan category for EVs currently available in Australia.

For other electric vehicle categories, see SUV EVs, EV utes, Small  EV sedans, Mid-size EV sedans and EV vans.

Genesis Electrified G80 from $147,000

A blue Genesis G80 Electrified being charged with a white concrete wall in the background

The G80 is an electrified variation of the internal combustion engined second-generation luxury sedan that introduced Hyundai’s Genesis luxury brand in Australia back in 2016.

Like the BMW i7 but at under half the price, it is a large, opulent and spacious four-door with twin electric motors (one on each axle) driving all four wheels, providing strong performance and exceptional grip. Think of it as alternative to the discontinued Tesla Model S – but roomier.

Using a 50kW DC public charger, the 87.2kWh battery needs about 75 minutes to go from 10-80 per cent full, or about 14 hours and 42 hours to 100 per cent if plugged in a 7kW Wallbox and regular home socket respectively. The eG80’s WLTP range is an impressive 520km.

It also features Vehicle-to-Load capability so appliances can be charged from the car.

Other useful tech includes active noise cancelation and suspension with cameras that read the road ahead to adjust the springs accordingly.

Genesis Electrified G80 specifications
Motor: Synchronous electric permanent-magnet
Transmission/drive: Single-speed reduction gear/AWD
Battery: 87.2kWh Lithium Ion
Power/torque: 272kW/700Nm
0-100km/h: 4.9s
Consumption: 19.1kWh/100km
Electric range: 520km
Warranty: 5yr/unlimited
Battery warranty: 8yr/160,000km
Safety rating: 5 star

BMW i7 from $306,900

A brown BMW i7 outside a modern domed building

The electric version of the strikingly-designed 7 Series, the i7 is a full-sized limousine with formidable performance to go with next-level luxury and safety features.

These include lounge-like rear individual seating, a 31.3-inch screen for back-seat occupants to enjoy home theatre-like levels of entertainment. Thjere's also comfort-enhancing adaptive air suspension, as well as four-wheel steering.

There are two grades on offer for now – both featuring dual motors for all-wheel drive.

The xDrive60 delivers 400kW/745Nm and an impressive 625km of range, while the racier M70 xDrive for around $40K more and with a hefty 485kW/1100Nm offers a still-respectable 560km between top-ups.

A BMW Wallbox home charging setup is included, as is a five-year Chargefox subscription. Replenishing that massive battery from 10 to 80 per cent with a 150kW DC charger needs about 35 minutes, 90 minutes with a 50kW outlet, or about 50 hours plugged in at home.

BMW is targeting Mercedes-Benz EQS buyers.

BMW i7 Drive60, M70 xDrive $306,900 specifications
Motor: Synchronous electric permanent-magnet
Transmission/drive: Single-speed reduction gear/AWD
Battery: 105.7kWh Lithium Ion
Power/torque: 400kW/745Nm, 4585kW/1100Nm
0-100km/h: 4.7, 3.7s
Consumption: 19.6, 20.8kWh/100km
Electric range: 625km, 560km
Warranty: 5yr/unlimited
Battery warranty: 8yr/160,000km
Safety rating: N/A

Electric range is quoted using the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), or otherwise are manufacturers’ claims.

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