Hyundai has released information on its new production platform E-GMP (electric global modular platform), which will support 23 battery electric vehicles. The platform will support Hyundai Motor groups subsidiaries, Hyundai, IONIQ, Kia, and Genesis.
E-GMP Features & Benefits from Hyundai Motor Group
- Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP, its first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up
- BEVs based on E-GMP can provide range over 500km on a full charge (WLTP) and be charged up to 80% within 18 minutes through high-speed charging
- High performance model based on E-GMP will accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds, with top speed of 260kph
- Components optimize driving dynamics and safety, and maximize cabin space
- Integrated Power Electric system includes world’s first multi-charging (400V/800V) and bi-directional power conversion function
- Platform modularization and standardization enable rapid and flexible development depending on customer needs
Hyundai Motor Group plans to introduce 23 BEV models and sell 1 million BEV units worldwide by 2025. E-GMP will be a modular platform that will allow standardization across models. Models on the new platform are expected to get 310 miles in range and a 0-80% charge in 18 minutes on DC fast charging. Plans include a high-performance model that could achieve 0-60 in about 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 160mph.
What is a Modular Platform?
A modular platform shares engineering, design, components, and production processes yet allows flexibility to create multiple vehicle types (Compacts, SUVs, Crossovers). The consistency in these aspects allows for lower investment and longer platform life.
Hyundai plans to sell over 1 million of these vehicle models by 2025. The new charging technology incorporated with the platform will improve the vehicle’s ability to charge rapidly on current infrastructure.
New EV Battery & Charging Technology
New battery technology in the platform allows for enhanced cooling performance. The cooling block is separate from the battery pack allowing for it to be more compact. With a more compact battery pack comes room for more cabin space. This is an overall density enhancement of 10%.
Additionally, the charging technology has changed for the new platform. Hyundai’s new technology offers an 800v standard yet enables 400v charging. The integrated charging control unit allows for bi-directional charging; you could actually charge another EV from your vehicle.
E-GMP consists of a new powertrain where the motor, transmission, and inverter are in a single module. The motor overall is smaller than previous models but allows for higher speed and comparable performance.
Increased Range & the Future of Hyundai’s EV Brand
The upgraded inverter incorporates silicon carbide semiconductors, which increases efficiency by 2-3%. This efficiency increases the overall range. E-GMP vehicles will be either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. Ioniq, the new vehicle brand created by Hyundai Motor Group, will be built on the E-GMP platform. This includes the Ioniq 5, 6, and 7, a CUV, sedan, and SUV. The Ioniq 5 is set to release in early 2021.
This announcement from Hyundai Motor Group solidifies that path forward to electrification. Hyundai anticipates gaining electric vehicle market share globally. The overall investments and designs are solidifying a future for electric vehicles. ZEV Society will keep you updated as new model information is released!