Electrification, efficiency and fun to drive – Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP English Free Members only

Manufacturers are making notable efforts to respond to the rapidly changing customer needs of each market, not only for conventional ICE models but also for battery electric vehicles. The dedicated all new EV platform “E-GMP” was launched in late 2020 as a response to different lifestyles and use-cases of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis customers. In 2021, Hyundai Motor Group successfully launched the Hyundai ioniq 5 as well as the Kia EV6 on this all new EV platform in Europe; the Genesis GV60 is being introduced to the European market in 2022. Further models such as the Kia EV6 GT will be introduced to the European market this year, and additional models such as the ioniq 6 are already announced.
Whereas the conventional all-wheel drive Kia EV6 already offers 239kW (325PS) and a 0..100kph acceleration in 5.2s, the EV6 GT delivers outstanding acceleration performance with 0..100kph in only 3.5s. In order to achieve this outstanding driving performance, the system power is increased to 430kW (585PS).
Energy efficiency and driving performance are traditional KPI’s for automotive customers. Due to packaging limitations and the cost impact of increasing the battery size, vehicle efficiency and charging speed will be major factors to enable long distance driving.
In this paper, the key features of the E-GMP platform such as platform modularity, 800V battery and charging system, Silicon Carbide (SiC) inverter and Permanent Magnet Synchronous E-Motor (PMSM) design will be described and their benefit for the customer will be highlighted.