Electric vehicles are the future of every automaker and they are planning for manufacturing more and more for the future. Concerning this Hyundai has announced its latest modular EV platform and the plan for manufacturing 23 battery EVs by 2025.
The new Hyundai and Kia EV will be based on this E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) platform and will start in 2021. The first vehicle of this platform will be Hyundai Ioniq 5 whose concept has been shared by the automaker and the automaker will use it in other vehicles also likely the other Ioniq EVs. It will also be used for Genesis electric vehicles.
This platform’s main components will be a battery pack, a motor, transmission, and inverter; all design and developed by Hyundai. Hyundai claims that besides its small size it can produce 600 horsepower. Hyundai also said that the planned high-performance vehicle which will be on the E-GMP platform will go 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds with a top speed of 161 mph. it will have both rear and all-wheel-drive options and the all-wheel-drive will be powered by two electric motors.
Hyundai said the vehicles based on this platform will have about 310 miles of range and 80 percent charging in 18 minutes all because of 800-volt architecture that speeds the charging up to 350 kW. Five minutes of charging will add about 60 miles. The battery sizes for these vehicles are not released by the automaker, but we do know that it will sit under the cabin and the vehicles will have a long wheelbase resulting in more cabin and cargo space.
The platform also supports bidirectional charging which means it can discharge its energy from the battery pack to the grid or house that supports the same feature. This can draw 3.2 kW of power which can be used to operate a mid-size air conditioner and a 55-inch TV for 24 hours and most importantly it can be used to charge other electric vehicles.