Hyundai-Kia unveils E-GMP electric vehicle architecture


Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new E-GMP electric vehicle architecture with which it hopes to sell one million battery electric vehicles (BEVS) over the next five years.

From 2021, the modular technology will underpin a range of dedicated new BEVs, including Hyundai’s IONIQ 5, Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be revealed in 2021, and a series of other models.

Hyundai says its EVs based on E-GMP will be able to provide a range of more than 500km on a full charge and can be charged up to 80% within 18 minutes through high-speed charging.

According to the manufacturer a high performance model based on E-GMP will be able to accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds, with top speed of 260kph.

Its system supports both 400V and 800V charging capability.

In addition the models will feature two-way charging, meaning owners can use the electricity stored in their cars to power electrical appliances.

With energy density enhanced by about 10% compared to existing EV battery technology, the battery packs are lighter and can be mounted lower in the body, between the front and rear wheel axles.

Albert Biermann, President and Head of R&D Division for Hyundai Motor Group said: “Today our front-wheel driven Hyundai and Kia BEVs are already among the most efficient ones in their segments. With our rear-wheel driven based E-GMP, we are extending our technological leadership into segments where customers demand excellent driving dynamics and outstanding efficiency.

Fayez Abdul Rahman, Senior Vice President of Vehicle Architecture Development Center for Hyundai Motor Group added: “E-GMP is the culmination of years of research and development and brings together our most cutting-edge technologies. Our BEV line-up will evolve and be strengthened by this innovative new platform.”


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