The presence of U.S-based car manufacturer Ford in the world of electric vehicles (EVs) is admittedly tiny. But to say that it’s non-existent would be an incorrect statement to make. They’re making small steps to immerse themselves into the EV space in ways that fit Ford seamlessly. They previously announced the planned development of a fully electric F-150 and a crossover inspired by their iconic Mustang. But more could perhaps be put into development sooner than expected.

However, there’s news that will be attractive for those interested in the electric vehicle (EV).

At the recent New York, NY auto show, Genesis revealed their electric vehicle concept- the Genesis Mint. Its name is said to originate from the metallic mint green colour on the EV’s body. It’s a small vehicle, sitting just two people at the absolute max. But don’t let the size dissuade you too much. There’s more to this specific EV than its size and cool paint job. .

Both EVs that are similar in size to the Genesis Mint- and regular vehicles, for that matter- typically have ordinary trunks for necessary storage needs.

But Genesis decided to make that flashier for customers. Instead of a trunk, there are scissor doors located on both of the EV’s regular flanks. This means that storage access behind the seats is easier to get to, which will make one’s life a lot easier.

The interior of the Genesis Mint carries a minimalist aesthetic with a luxurious sense of style. Between the leather and the lightweight textiles, those sitting inside this EV will be cozy rather than tight or uncomfortable. There’s a screen smack dab in the steering wheel that will show the driver any information that they need at a moment’s notice. More important instruments fill the nearby dashboard to keep you up to date on everything else not shown on the screen. Finally, the driver’s seat is capable of swivelling outward, and the steering wheel can retract. Both of these features will make getting in and out of the vehicle easier when necessary.

Of course, the most important thing that matters is its power as an EV. The Genesis Mint is said to have a battery electric powertrain that is compatible with 350 volt fast chargers. Depending on the customer’s needs and/or wants, they can pick and choose from a variety of battery sizes that best fit them. This feature is a handy one- especially when you can’t make it to a charger for one reason or another.

The Genesis Mint was created and designed by teams located in Germany, South Korea, and the United States. As said by Luc Donckerwolke, design chief for the Hyundai Motor Group, “The Mint Concept is a designer’s Occam’s razor that challenged us to visualize a scaled-down interpretation of our signature aesthetic.  The Mint Concept is a new urban icon that marries classic proportions with forward looking, minimalist design.”

If you’re looking for an SUV-sized EV, then the Genesis Mint isn’t going to be the vehicle of your choice.

 

But if you’re looking for an EV that’s small, sexy, and luxurious, then it’s one that you’re going to want to keep your eye on. With details of its release being kept hush-hush for now, one can only sit back and wait for when those important details come to light.

Source: Clean Technica

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