Hyundai Motor Group to Lead Charge into Electric Era with Dedicated EV Platform ‘E-GMP’

Hyundai Motor Group to Lead Charge into Electric Era with Dedicated EV Platform ‘E-GMP’  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 2025SEOUL, December 2, 2020 — Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).  It’s a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform. Revealed today during an ‘E-GMP Digital Discovery’ event.  Most noteworthy, the platform will serve as the core technology for Hyundai Motor Group’s next-generation BEV line-up.

From 2021, the E-GMP will underpin a range of dedicated new BEVs.  For this is including Hyundai Motor Company’s IONIQ 5.  Also, Kia Motors Corporation’s first dedicated BEV to be revealed in 2021.  For that’s as well as a series of other models.

Designed exclusively for BEVs, E-GMP provides various advantages. I mean compared to the Group’s existing platforms.  All which have each been engineered predominantly to accommodate internal combustion engines. Benefits include increased development flexibility, powerful driving performance, increased driving range, strengthened safety features, and more interior space for occupants and luggage.

Maximizing development flexibility through modularization and standardization

So E-GMP reduces complexity through modularization and standardization.  Thereby allowing rapid and flexible development of products which can be used across most vehicle segments.  For I mean sedans, SUVs and CUVs. Moreover, flexible development can satisfy various customer needs for vehicle performance. Among these, a high performance model.  I mean on that will accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds.  Also achieve a maximum speed of 260km/h.

Designed for Driving Performance, Safety and Maximized Space

The high-speed electric motor raises the driving performance of E-GMP vehicles. A five-link rear suspension system, which is typically used for mid and large sized vehicle segments.  Also the world’s first mass-produced integrated drive axle (IDA).  One which combines wheel bearings with the drive shaft to transmit power to the wheels.  All to enhance ride comfort and handling stability.

In addition, the platform secures battery safety through a battery support structure made of ultra-high strength steel. Hot-stamped steel components surround this structure for additional rigidity. Collision energy can be absorbed efficiently thanks to energy-absorbent sections of the body and chassis.  Also effective energy load paths and a central section of the battery pack tightly bound to the vehicle body.

Moreover, by strengthening the structure of the load support section.  All located in front of the dashboard.  Because engineers have been able to minimize collision energy to the power electric system and battery. Most noteworthy, the A-pillar’s load distribution structure.  All which prevents deformation of the passenger cell.

Efficient and Powerful Electrification System

The E-GMP’s compact new power electric (PE) system consists of a powerful motor. transmission and inverter with powerful performance.  All by raising the motor’s maximum speed by up to 70 percent. Unless you like existing gas motors of up to 23 percent??  The high-speed motor is also smaller than other motors.  All the while providing comparable performance. That’s from efficiencies in both space and weight.

E-GMP relies on the rear wheel for propulsion. Customers will be able to choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.  I mean models with the latter can be equipped with an additional motor.

The all-wheel drive system includes an EV transmission disconnector.  One which can control the connection between the additional motor and front wheels. For it also can switch between two-wheel and all-wheel drive modes.  ALL to enhance efficiency.  Thereby offering the ideal level of power or performance for current driving conditions.

All vehicles developed with the E-GMP platform. All using a single type of battery module that’s pouch-type standard cells.

Multi (800V and 400V) and Bi-Directional Charging System

Most existing EVs and the fast-charging infrastructure provide 50kW~150kW charging for EVs  Those that are equipped with a 400V system.  However, the development of 800V infrastructure, with up to 350kW charging.  All which will gradually enable even more fast-charging.

In line with this trend, Hyundai Motor Group has invested in IONITY,  For that’s Europe’s leading high-power charging network.  All as a strategic partner and also as a shareholder. In addition, IONITY operates 298 high-power charging (HPC) stations.  All most importantly using a charging capacity of up to 350 kW.  For that’s along highways in European countries. The company also plans to increase this number to 400 High Powered Chargers (HPC) stations by 2022.  Finally and including 53that are also currently under construction.

Furthermore, E-GMP offers 800V charging capability as standard and enables 400V charging. 

ALL without the need for additional components or adapters. That’s because the multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology.  One which operates the motor and also the inverter.  For that’s to boost 400V to 800V for stable charging compatibility.

Most importantly, a BEV based on E-GMP is capable of a maximum range of over 500km.  That’s with a fully charged battery.  This is also according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty vehicle Procedure (WLTP). Moreover, it can high-speed charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes and can add up to 100km of driving range in just five minutes.

Unlike previous BEVs, which only accept one-way charging.  So the E-GMP’s charging system is more flexible. In addition, the E-GMP’s newly developed Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) represents an upgrade  Especially from existing On-Board Chargers (OBC). Those which also typically only allow electricity to flow in a single direction.  That’s from an external power source. The ICCU enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function; thereby additionally discharging energy from the vehicle battery. Finally, the system can even be used to charge another EV.

Moreover, the new V2L function can supply up to 3.5kW of power and operate a mid-sized air conditioner unit and a 55-inch television for up to 24 hours.

E-GMP to underpin future EV sales growth worldwide

in conclusion, Hyundai Motor Group has put in considerable effort to prepare for the era of electrification. Kia Motors Corporation launched its first mass-produced BEV in 2011.  For that was the Ray EV, in Korea.  Then with the Soul EV sold in global markets from 2014. 

The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai Motor Group’s plans.  All to introduce a total of 23 battery electric vehicle (BEV) models.  For that’s also including 11 dedicated BEV models.  For they sell more than 1 million BEVs worldwide by 2025. 

Finally, Kia is also undergoing a transformation for the era of electrification. 

Source: Hyundai Motor Group, please see: www.hyundaimotorgroup.com 

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