Hyundai Motor Group aims to lead the EV movement and is working on an all-new dedicated EV platform that will underpin a range of models
Euisun Chung, Chairman of the Hyundai Motor Group, issued a New Year’s note to the company’s workers around the world, outlining the strategic vision and commitments of the Korean maker for the new year 2021 and beyond. He also highlighted the importance of making ambitious strides in both eco-friendliness and future technologies.
“With the launch of new vehicles based on the recently released electric vehicle platform, the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform), we plan to provide attractive eco-friendly mobility options that aptly reflect customers’ diverse tastes and needs at more reasonable prices,” said Chung, talking about the company’s vision to become a top-tier global eco-friendly brand.
Hyundai Motor Group launched the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated electric vehicle platform for batteries, in December last year. A range of dedicated new Hyundai Group EVs, including Hyundai’s IONIQ 5; Kia’s first dedicated BEV to be launched in 2021; the crossover electric vehicles of the Genesis premium brand and a range of other models, to be supported by the new E-GMP platform from this year onwards.
According to Hyundai, as per the WLTP test cycle, an E-GMP based EV is capable of a combined range of over 500 km with a fully charged battery. In addition, the battery platform can charge up to 80 per cent high-speed in just 18 minutes and can add up to 100 km of driving range in only five minutes. Hyundai notes that the E-GMP is superior to its other platforms because, unlike the others that were primarily designed to handle internal combustion engines, it was designed specifically for battery-powered vehicles.
Compared to its other platforms, the new architecture offers various advantages, such as improved flexibility in development, strong driving efficiency, increased driving range, enhanced safety features, and more interior space for passengers and luggage.
In contrast to the existing front-wheel-drive Hyundai and Kia EVs, the rear-wheel-drive will be based on the new E-GMP. Hyundai will expand its technical leadership with the all-new dedicated EV model into segments where customers expect excellent driving dynamics and outstanding performance.