Hyundai announces its E-GMP its dedicated Electric platform for India, IONIC 5 to be the 1st model using it
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), today announced the introduction of its dedicated BEV Platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) for India. With the introduction of its dedicated BEV platform, the company will take the lead in driving the BEV revolution for Smart Indians. Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be HMI’s first model to be introduced on the E-GMP Platform and becoming the latest BEV from the brand that will redefine Electric Mobility lifestyle and enable you to ‘Power your world’.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai has been driving the smart revolution of automobiles in the country for the last two and a half decades; and has continued to invest in the introduction of mobility solutions that delight customers. Our Electric Mobility campaign in India began in 2019 with the launch of India’s 1st Electric SUV – Hyundai KONA Electric. As we continue to challenge possibilities and dynamics of mobility, our pursuit of innovation is perfectly reflected in the Electric Global Modular Platform – E-GMP. With the introduction of E-GMP to India, we will be able to provide customers with advanced battery electric vehicles, derived from a platform that is modular, scalable and versatile. Conceptualized and engineered to pivot the future transformation of Electric Mobility, E-GMP will usher in a new league of Electric Vehicles for the smart new age customers in India.”
Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP)
Hyundai Motor Group globally showcased its E-GMP dedicated BEV platform for future electric vehicles, marking a new era for the brand. Driving the pump-to-plug revolution, Hyundai will pioneer the development of future electric vehicles with this dedicated BEV platform that is now coming to India with the Hyundai IONIQ 5.
The E-GMP platform comprises of vehicle chassis that includes – battery, motor and power electric system. The battery system features an advanced battery pack offering high range, while the bi-directional charging plug allows the high-voltage battery to power various electronic appliances. The E-GMP platform also features an Integrated charging control unit (ICCU) that charges both the high-voltage battery as well as auxiliary battery. With an inherent modular DNA, E-GMP is capable of forming the underpinnings of vehicles with different body types and through the innovative interior packaging the vehicles will feature a flat floor, slim cockpit and a flexible yet spacious cabin. E-GMP has been developed on 4 Key Pillars of:
Modularity to Enable Development Flexibility – With E-GMP, Hyundai has reduced complexity with modularization and standardization, thereby catering to the rapid development of vehicles with various body types. The advanced architecture of E-GMP and its modular systems will enable the flexible development of multiple vehicles that cater to diverse customer needs. Further, with the modularity of this platform, multiple high-range battery options can be configured by adding or removing standard battery modules.
Designed for Performance – E-GMP has been designed to deliver enhanced driving dynamics with improved cornering performance and driving stability at high speeds that is achieved through optimal weight distribution between front and rear. Through its low mounted battery pack the platform delivers a low centre of gravity, thereby enhancing cornering performance. On the Hyundai IONIQ 5, the high-speed electric motor delivers a superior performance, achieving a top speed of 185 km/h. With the use of a 5-link rear suspension the platform is able to deliver superior ride comfort and handling. Further, with E-GMP customers can enjoy the benefits of Ultrafast Charging that can charge up to 80 % in 18 Minutes (with a 350 kW DC charger).
Reliability at its Core – Engineered to deliver superior levels of structural strength and integrity, E-GMP has been developed with:
- Front energy absorption zone – that is built to deform and absorb shocks for passenger safety
- Energy distribution structure – that features an efficient front energy distribution structure to prevent deformation of passenger cabin area
- Battery protective structure – the application of Ultra High-Strength Steel structure around battery pack offers enhanced safety
- 8-point battery mounting – has been incorporated to enhance battery safety through sturdy battery-to-floor connection
Maximized Usability for Superior Comfort – The E-GMP platform has been developed keeping in mind the future mobility needs of customers across the globe. With modern buyers seeking enhanced versatility and usability in transit, E-GMP offers maximized interior space with a long wheelbase. By shifting the AC system to the engine bay, E-GMP will also offer increased cabin space. Through its flat floor construct, E-GMP enhances seating comfort and by removing the centre tunnel, middle passenger on the rear seat can sit more comfortably. With E-GMP, Hyundai IONIQ 5 will offer flexible usage of space through various seating positions such as relaxation seats with Leg support; and moving console for enhanced versatility.