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Hyundai revealed details about the platform for new electric cars

02 December 2020, Wednesday By Victoria Frolova
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The new electric cars of the Korean company, created on the E-GMP platform, will be able to travel up to 500 kilometers on a single charge and recharge in just 18 minutes.

Hyundai group during an online press conference presented a new platform for electric cars called E-GMP. The range of "green" cars using this platform will be about 500 kilometers. A special rapid charging system will allow you to fill the battery to 80% of its capacity in just 18 minutes.

Hyundai

According to the Koreans, absolutely different cars will be able to use the new platform. E-GMP implies the creation of all-wheel drive cars, or models with rear-wheel drive. For example, a sports electric car based on E-GMP can accelerate to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds, and its maximum speed will be 260 km per hour.

"We have standardized the E-GMP battery system using technologies optimized for electric vehicles. This will make it possible to better match the characteristics of different vehicle classes, the required travel distance and the lifestyle of customers," explained Young Eun Koh, who leads the vehicle architecture and platform development team at Hyundai Motor Group.
Hyundai E-GMP

Thanks to the long wheelbase, short front and rear overhangs and a narrow driver's seating area, Korean cars based on E-GMP will feature increased interior space and high passenger comfort, the company says. The battery pack for electric cars will be located under a perfect flat floor.

Also among the advantages of the new platform in Hyundai called increased stability in turns and at high speeds. This was achieved thanks to the optimal weight distribution with a low center of gravity due to the low placement of the battery. The battery itself in the platform is protected by a special load-bearing frame made of heavy-duty steel. The E-GMP platform has bi-directional charging. And the battery can consume electricity from the mains with a voltage of 400 V and with a voltage of 800 V.

Hyundai E-GMP

In total, Hyundai Motor Group plans to bring 23 new electric cars to the market by 2025. Most of them will be built on the E-GMP platform. Of course, future Genesis and Kia electric cars, which are also part of the concern, will also be able to use the new platform. Hyundai's first electric car on this platform will be the Ioniq 5. The Kia car based on the E-GMP will be released next year.

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