Hyundai introduces a new EV platform - the E-GMP, to offer a maximum range of 500 km

3 December 2020, 04:05:34

Hyundai introduces a new EV platform - the E-GMP, to offer a maximum range of 500 kmHyundai Motor Group has unveiled its new dedicated BEV platform called Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). It will be used for the new generation EVs that will launch from 2021. These include the IONIQ 5, Kia's first dedicated BEV to be revealed in 2021, and a series of other models.

The new platform offers increased development flexibility, reduced complexity, powerful driving performance, increased driving range, strengthened safety features, and more interior space for occupants and luggage. Being flexible means it is suitable for a wide range of vehicle segments. Among these, a high-performance model will accelerate from zero to 100kph in less than 3.5 seconds and achieve a maximum speed of 260 km/h.

In addition, the E-GMP is engineered to offer improved cornering performance and driving stability at high speed. 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, and the world's first mass-produced integrated drive axle (IDA), which combines wheel bearings with the drive shaft to transmit power to the wheels, enhance ride comfort and handling stability.

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, 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, located in front of the dashboard, engineers have been able to minimize collision energy to the power electric system and battery. The A-pillar's load distribution structure also prevents deformation of the passenger cell.

E-GMP maximizes interior space through its long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs and slim cockpit module. With the battery pack mounted beneath the floor, the E-GMP creates a flat floor for the cabin. This provides more legroom for passengers while enabling various arrangements for the front and rear seats. The battery pack itself will be the most power-dense system that Hyundai Motor Group has ever created. This is partly thanks to its enhanced cooling performance, a result of a new separate cooling block structure which helps make the battery pack more compact. With energy density enhanced by around 10% compared to existing EV battery technology, the battery packs are lighter, can be mounted lower in the body, and liberate more cabin space.

The E-GMP's compact new power electric (PE) system consists of a powerful motor, EV transmission and inverter. These three components are integrated into a single compact module. This ensures powerful performance by raising the motor's maximum speed by up to 70 percent compared to existing motors. The high-speed motor is smaller than other motors while providing comparable performance, and it gives efficiencies in both space and weight. Additionally, a standardized battery system can be tuned to offer performance appropriate for a specific vehicle segment, to maximize driving range, or to meet various customer needs. The motor is controlled by the inverter power module, which adopts silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors. This motor can enhance system efficiency by around 2~3 percent, which means the vehicle can be driven for approximately 5 percent longer on the same battery energy.

E-GMP relies on the rear wheel for propulsion. Customers will be able to choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations; models with the latter can be equipped with an additional motor. The all-wheel drive system includes an EV transmission disconnector, which can control the connection between the additional motor and front wheels, and switch between two-wheel and all-wheel drive modes to enhance efficiency by offering the ideal level of power or performance for current driving conditions.

All vehicles developed with the E-GMP platform use a standardized single type of battery module. This module is composed of pouch-type standard cells and can be packed in different quantities as required for each vehicle. The E-GMP offers 800V charging capability as standard and enables 400V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world's first patented technology which operates the motor and the inverter to boost 400V to 800V for stable charging compatibility.

A BEV based on E-GMP is capable of a maximum range of over 500 km with a fully charged battery (WLTP). Moreover, it can high-speed charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes and can add up to 100 km of driving range in just five minutes.

Unlike previous BEVs, which only accept one-way charging, the E-GMP's charging system is more flexible. The E-GMP's newly developed Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) represents an upgrade from existing On-Board Chargers (OBC), which typically only allow electricity to flow in a single direction from an external power source. The ICCU enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which can additionally discharge energy from the vehicle battery without additional components. This enables BEV based on the E-GMP to operate other electric machinery (110 / 220V) anywhere. The system can even be used to charge another EV. 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.

The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai Motor Group's plans to introduce a total of 23 BEV models including 11 dedicated BEV models, and sell more than 1 million BEVs worldwide by 2025. As part of its BEV vision, Hyundai Motor Company launched its dedicated 'IONIQ' BEV brand in August 2020, which includes three dedicated BEV models, the IONIQ 5,6 and 7 by 2024. This currently covers various vehicle segments.

Kia is also undergoing a transformation for the era of electrification, based on its 'Plan S' mid-to-long term strategy. In September, Kia announced plans to increase the share of BEV sales volumes as a proportion of total sales to 20 percent by 2025. The company also recently published an early image of seven dedicated BEV models to be released sequentially by 2027.

Related news

News related to Hyundai or Kia

Hyundai unveils the IONIQ 5

Hyundai today launched the IONIQ 5 midsize CUV during a virtual world premiere event. As the first model in Hyundai's new IONIQ brand dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEV), IONIQ 5 sets the benchmark to redefine the electric mobility lifestyle with sustainable and innovative features. The IONIQ 5 is built upon Hyundai's Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), enabling it to have unique proportions on an...

23 February 2021

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric for the USA goes official

Hyundai today provided details for its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona Electric SUV for the US market. The model has been freshened with a new, sleeker front fascia design. The former dimpled grille area has been replaced with a sleek new aerodynamic shape with a prominent horizontal character line immediately below the badging and DRLs. New headlamps and DRLs provide a fresh new illumination...

16 February 2021

Hyundai reveals IONIQ 5's Living Space and sustainable interior ahead of virtual world premiere

After unveiling partially the exterior design of the IONIQ 5, Hyundai today released a new image, revealing the spacious and versatile interior of the much-anticipated IONIQ 5, which will make its virtual world premiere on February 23, 2021. The vehicle is based on the E-GMP platform that houses a flat battery enabling a spacious and customizable interior, offering personalized mobility with flexible configurations...

14 February 2021

KIA updates its Plan S, the KIA CV will be announced in March with 500 km of range

A year ago, KIA unveiled its Plan S - the mid- and long-term strategies of the company which includes the launch of 11 EVs by 2025and sets a target of 6.6% global EV market share. Today, KIA updated the Plan S with three core pillars: Complete 11 model EV lineup with 7 dedicated EVs by 2026; sell 1.6 mil eco-friendly vehicles annually by 2030 Launch first PBV model in 2022; sell 1 mil units annually by 2030...

9 February 2021

Hyundai-Kia "not in talks" with Apple for the Apple Car

Various South Korean news outlets report that Hyundai and Kia have confirmed that they are "not in talks" with Apple for the manufacturing of the Apple Car. Despite the numerous leaks, rumors, and analysis by people close to the matter. This information comes from regulatory filings from both companies where they also state that they consider forming partnerships with foreign companies but "decisions are yet to be...

9 February 2021

Apple and Kia are about to make a contract worth USD 3.6 million for the production of Apple Car

Korean news outlet DongA reports that Apple and Kia are about to conclude a 4 billion won deal (USD 3.6 million) for the production of Apple Car in Kia's Georgia plant in the USA. The goal is to launch the vehicle in 2024 with an initial volume of 100,000 cars per year and with possibility to expand to 400,000 per year. The report also says that an investigation on the matter showed that the contract was...

3 February 2021

Kuo says Apple will collaborate with Hyundai on the furutre Apple Car, wll turn to GM and PSA as well

AppleInsider cites TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, well-known for his analysis and predictions on all-things Apple, that the Cupertino giant will work with Hyundai and that its first model will be based on Hyundai's E-GMP BEV platform introduced in December 2020. For e detailed information on the platform, you can refer to our original news here. Hyundai Mobis will be responsible for the component design and...

2 February 2021

Kia plans to launch 7 new EVs by 2027 as part of its new brand purpose and future strategy

Kia's new brand purpose and future strategy has been unveiled today under a new slogan - Movement that inspires. Removing the "Motors" from its name (previously "Kia Motors Corporation"), Kia will expand into new and emerging business areas by creating innovative mobility products and services to improve customers' daily lives. This also shows a commitment to its long-term "Plan S" business strategy. Kia's new brand...

15 January 2021

Hyundai IONIQ 5 appears on official renders and teaser videos, will debut in February 2021

Hyundai teased the all-new IONIQ 5 with three renders and four videos. This will the brand's first vehicle on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), an innovative system made exclusively for next-generation battery electric vehicles. The IONIQ 5 will debut in February 2021 during an online event. According to Hyundai, IONIQ 5's distinctive and innovative design provides a unique experience that can only...

13 January 2021

Hyundai to reveal new details on all-new IONIQ 5 in online puzzle

Hyundai is revealing new details of the all-new IONIQ 5, a battery-electric mid-size CUV that will be launched in the first half of 2021. It is one of the first BEVs to be equipped with a high-power 800-volt on-board charger. It can support 11 kW for AC charging or up to 232 kW for DC ultra-fast charging. This also results in a consistently high performance, and weight and space optimization due to the 800-volt...

23 December 2020

Hyundai teases the IONIQ 5

Based on Hyundai's 45 EV concept, IONIQ 5 will be the first car mated with the recently revealed Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), a dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) architecture. It is expected to be launched in early 2021. Hyundai has teased the model in a 30-second video titled "The New Horizon of EV" and includes some of the most interesting features of the upcoming vehicle including the...

10 December 2020

Hyundai offers a facelift and several updates for the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai Motor has made a series of updates to the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric. The new Kona Electric has undergone bold design upgrades for a dynamic new look, as well as featuring safety enhancements and an advanced technology package. The front with the new-look closed grille features a pure and clean design. It is further enhanced by the new LED Daytime Running Lights. The front is complemented by an asymmetric...

12 November 2020

The Charge myHyundai pan-European integrated public charging service is launched

BEV and PHEV owners of Hyundai models in Europe can now benefit from the company's Charge myHyundai pan-European integrated public charging service. With it, they have access to the largest charging network in Europe and enjoy a streamlined one-payment solution via a single card or an app. More specifically, in partnership with Digital Charging Solutions (DCS), Charge myHyundai gives Hyundai drivers access to around...

1 October 2020

Hyundai's RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car showcased at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show

Hyundai introduced the next-generation electrified RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car at the 2020 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The RM nomenclature refers to the N prototype model's "Racing Midship" rear-drive, midship powertrain configuration, a fundamental design differentiator that yields ideal handling balance and agility from a low polar moment of inertia. This RM platform facilitates an engineering...

28 September 2020

EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

AudiBMWBytonChevroletDaciae.GOFIATFordHondaHyundaiJaguarKIAMazdaMercedes-BenzMGMININIONissanOpelPeugeotPolestarPorscheRenaultRivianSEATŠKODAsmartTeslaVolkswagenVolvo

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range AWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 Long Range RWD

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 182.5 in / 4635 mm
Width: 74.4 in / 1890 mm
Height: 63.2 in / 1605 mm
Electric motor: 160 kW, 350 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 72.6 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV Premier

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 169.5 in / 4305 mm
Width: 69.7 in / 1770 mm
Height: 63.6 in / 1616 mm
Curb weight: 3679.52 lb / 1669 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2LT

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.2 in / 4145 mm
Width: 69.5 in / 1765 mm
Height: 63.4 in / 1611 mm
Curb weight: 3589.13 lb / 1628 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 360 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 65 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro S Tour

Doors: 5, Seats: 4
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 4263.74 lb / 1934 kg
Electric motor: 110 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 45 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Volkswagen ID.3

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Performance Max

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 167.8 in / 4261 mm
Width: 71.2 in / 1809 mm
Height: 61.7 in / 1568 mm
Curb weight: 3979.34 lb / 1805 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW, 310 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 58 kWh, Voltage: 408 V

2021 Opel Mokka-e

2021 Opel Mokka-e Launch Edition

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 163.4 in / 4151 mm
Width: 70.5 in / 1791 mm
Height: 60.3 in / 1532 mm
Electric motor: 100 kW, 260 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 50 kWh

2021 Hyundai KONA Electric

2021 Hyundai KONA Electric Ultimate 64 kWh

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 164.6 in / 4180 mm
Width: 70.9 in / 1800 mm
Height: 61.2 in / 1555 mm
Curb weight: 3836.04 lb / 1740 kg
Electric motor: 150 kW @ 3600 rpm, 395 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 64 kWh, Voltage: 356 V

2021 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4100.6 lb / 1860 kg
Electric motor #1: 211 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model 3

2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 184.8 in / 4694 mm
Width: 72.8 in / 1849 mm
Height: 56.8 in / 1443 mm
Curb weight: 4071.94 lb / 1847 kg
Electric motor #1: 188 kW, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 147 kW, Location: Front
Battery: 79.5 kWh, Voltage: 360 V

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Tesla Model Y Performance AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 74 kWh

2021 Tesla Model Y

2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 7
Length: 187.0 in / 4751 mm
Width: 75.6 in / 1921 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1624 mm
Curb weight: 4415.86 lb / 2003 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 74 kWh

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Tesla Model X Performance

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5740.84 lb / 2604 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW, 720 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 350 V

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Tesla Model X Long Range Plus

Doors: 4, Seats: 5 / 6 / 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 78.7 in / 1999 mm
Height: 66.0 in / 1676 mm
Curb weight: 5630.61 lb / 2554 kg
Electric motor #1: 210 kW, 335 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid Tri Motor AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg

2021 Tesla Model S

2021 Tesla Model S Performance

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.0 in / 4978 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.5 in / 1435 mm
Curb weight: 4940.56 lb / 2241 kg
Electric motor #1: 375 kW, 720 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 205 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 400 V