Australian Genesis GV60 Performance AWD 2023: 11kW AC charging rate test & can owner set max charging limit with app?

In their marketing Genesis Australia promises that all versions of their Genesis GV60 2023 electric car are capable of a 10.5kW maximum AC charging rate.

At home using a single phase 7kW charger the promised charging time from 10% to 100% is approximately 11hr 45min at 7kW.

I tested this at my local shopping centre Ocular AC charging station, using my 7m Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (22kW, 32 amp) cable and a Genesis GV60 Performance AWD 2023 (which I had on loan for 11 days to review).

I plugged one end of the cable into the car charger port.

I plugged the other end of the cable into the Ocular brand AC charging station.

After a few seconds charging started and I saw that the Genesis was charging. Helpfully regardless of whether the car is on or off, the display shows key information of AC charging rate, current battery level and how long it will take to reach 100%.

By the time I returned from shopping the total amount sent to the battery was 7.81kWh in 43 minutes, which is roughly 10.9kW/hr very close to the promised 10.5kW rate.

Judging by the remaining time display of 3hr 55min to get from 50% to 100%, I estimate a total time from 10-100% of 7hrs 3min if the car is connected to a 3 phase 11kW charging unit.

When I pressed stop the battery was 50% full and the range was 204km in Comfort mode (which is what I tested the car in most of the time).

That implies a 100% battery range of 408km in Comfort mode, Eco mode range would be slightly more and Sport mode range would be less. The advertised WLTP mixed urban and motorway range for the Genesis GV60 Performance AWD 2023 is 466km.

As a side note one common question about the Australian Genesis GV60 is can you can set the maximum charge percentage level using an app?

The answer is Yes you can also change the maximum AC and DC charge percentages separately from the Genesis Connected Services app and the in car tablet screen settings.

I couldn’t use the app as the car connected services option was tied to someone else’s email but here are some example Android app screenshots from an Australian Genesis GV60 showing the many different car features it can control and broad range of car status information it can display.

Type 2 to Type 2 Cable Buying Tips

I recommend buying your Type 2 to Type 2 cable from an Australian retailer like EVSE or Jetcharge so you have a good warranty and are supporting the local EV accessory industry.

You could get a shorter, cheaper 5m cable but I find the 7m length is handy as you never know how far the charging station will be from your car charging port.

Some electric vehicle (EV) owners buy a Type 2 to Type 2 EV Charging Cable (7kW, 32amp) to save a little bit of money.

This is a slower slightly cheaper cable available for purchase for cars like the BYD Atto 3, MG ZS EV 2021, MG4 Excite 2023 and Hyundai Kona EV 2021 that don’t support 11kW AC charging.

However if you later buy a newer electric car that is capable of 11kW AC charge rate or rent an EV capable of 11kW AC charge rate (eg common rental models Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2) then this wastes an opportunity to charge that EV much faster at an AC charging station.


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