Hyundai Motor Group reveals new BEV platform

Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP (Electric - Global Modular Platform)
Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP (Electric - Global Modular Platform)

Hyundai Motor Group revealed its first dedicated BEV platform that will be used by Hyundai and Kia starting next year.

 

Let’s see some highlights of the press release.

 

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

 

  • 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 2025

 

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.

 

With the new E-GMP (Electric – Global Modular Platform), electric cars made by Hyundai and Kia will get better overall, with faster acceleration, better efficiency, more range and faster charging.

 

Pouch battery cells and module in Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP (Electric - Global Modular Platform)

Pouch battery cells and module in Hyundai Motor Group E-GMP (Electric – Global Modular Platform)

 

Unfortunately this platform still relies on pouch battery cells in modules, when CTP (cell-to-pack) batteries is the way to go. Nonetheless, Hyundai claims a 10 % energy density improvement at the battery pack level, but doesn’t mention if this figure is volumetric (size) or gravimetric (weight).

 

 

Anyway, the video presentation above has a lot of information and shows interesting details about this new BEV platform.

 

 

More info:

https://www.hyundai.news/eu/brand/hyundai-to-lead-charge-into-electric-era-with-ev-platform-e-gmp/

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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nono538
9 months ago

Thanks for your article Pedro. Interesting to see another major OEM paving the way for dedicated BEV platforms, after Renault-Nissan with their CMF-EV, and VW with MEB. PSA will soon follow with eVMP, and Daimler/BMW have similar plans. I guess this e-GMP has not been leaded by their new R&D Powertrain EVP (landed from PSA only last 09/2020, and former Renault executive) but curious to see what he will strive for as next gen

Rodri
9 months ago

Great to have a dedicated platform, wonder where they can take energy efficiency now as they where already great without it. On the other hand, the specs look more oriented to the high end market instead of focused in cost reduction for the mass market. I guess those hybrids don´t sell themselves 😉

Marcel
9 months ago

Yes, interesting to see their platform is based on pouches and modules. I would guess that Hyundai’s system uses the standardized pouch size that LG Chem has now settled on.

I guess VW’s system is very similar, and I wonder how difficult it will be for both of them to convert to CTP or BYD blade type of design. To accommodate LFP cells I mean. Like Rodri was saying, it seems like they’re still focused on the higher end of the market, and seem to have committed to nickel based cells.

JeffX
9 months ago

This module structure looks like some kind of Cell To Pack concept for pouch cell, less metal parts, more cell stack together.