The E-GMP – the Electric Global Modular Platform – opens up a new era for Hyundai Motor Group, pioneering the development of electric vehicles (EV). This dedicated platform is made especially for EVs. It comprises the chassis of the vehicle including the battery, motor and power electric system, and its scalable wheelbase allows it to form the backbone of many different types of vehicle.
It transforms how EVs deliver performance, making sure that the driving experience meets your lifestyle needs. Simply put: the E-GMP offers many more reasons to switch to electric vehicles.
None of us like waiting, and recharging EVs used to be a time-consuming activity. Well, with the rapid charging of the E-GMP, in just 18 minutes, you are fully charged. Its 800V charging capability enables super-fast charging. In just five minutes the battery can charge enough for a range of 100km, which could be a quick solution to get you back on your way again. And since you can charge with either a 400V or 800V charger without having to adjust anything manually, you can visit any charging station nearby.
Clean mobility has always been a solution for a greener world, but EVs are just as safe for the passengers inside as they are for the environment. The E-GMP has safety built right into its core, with an ultra-high-strength steel frame, maximizing the safety of everyone inside. The construction maintains a low center of gravity, meaning better stability on the road, and in the case of a collision, the 8-point battery mounting absorbs impact to prevent deformation of the cabin area and keep everyone inside secure.
Plug-In and Play
For decades we have used cars to just get from A to B, but now we can do so much more. Now it is possible to power external devices with the electricity stored in an EV battery. Turning your car into a portable power bank, you can charge your phone or laptop, or take any household appliance on the road with you. Create that outdoor cinema you’ve always dreamed of on your next camping trip or simply take your office on the road – the options are endless. IONIQ 5 will be even equipped with Vehicle To Load (V2L) functionality, and will be continuously expanded to bring true connectivity to Hyundai Motor Company’s lineup.
Multi (800V and 400V) and Bi-Directional Charging System
Most existing EVs and the fast-charging infrastructure provide 50kW~150kW charging for EVs equipped with a 400V system; however, the development of 800V infrastructure, with up to 350kW charging, will gradually enable even more fast-charging.
In line with this trend, Hyundai Motor Group has invested in IONITY, Europe’s leading high-power charging network, as a strategic partner and shareholder. IONITY operates 298 high-power charging (HPC) stations – using a charging capacity of up to 350 kW – along highways in European countries. The company plans to increase this number to 400 HPC stations by 2022, including 53 currently under construction.
E-GMP offers 800V charging capability as standard and enables 400V charging, without the need for additional components or adapters. The multi-charging system is a world’s first patented technology which operates the motor and the inverter to boost 400V to 800V for stable charging compatibility.
A BEV based on E-GMP is capable of a maximum range of over 500km with a fully charged battery, according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light-duty vehicle Procedure (WLTP). Moreover, it can high-speed charge up to 80 percent in just 18 minutes and can add up to 100km of driving range in just five minutes.
Unlike previous BEVs, which only accept one-way charging, the E-GMP’s charging system is more flexible. The E-GMP’s newly developed Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) represents an upgrade from existing On-Board Chargers (OBC), which typically only allow electricity to flow in a single direction from an external power source. The ICCU enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which can additionally discharge energy from the vehicle battery without additional components. This enables BEV based on the E-GMP to operate other electric machinery (110 / 220V) anywhere. The system can even be used to charge another EV.
The new V2L function can supply up to 3.5kW of power and operate a mid-sized air conditioner unit and a 55-inch television for up to 24 hours.
E-GMP to underpin future EV sales growth worldwide
Hyundai Motor Group has put in considerable effort to prepare for the era of electrification. Kia Motors Corporation launched its first mass-produced BEV in 2011, the Ray EV, in Korea, with the Soul EV sold in global markets from 2014. The Group completed the introduction of a mass production system for all electrified vehicles in 2015, including those with HEV, PHEV, BEV, and FCEV.
The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai Motor Group’s plans to introduce a total of 23 BEV models including 11 dedicated BEV models, and sell more than 1 million BEVs worldwide by 2025. As part of its BEV vision, Hyundai Motor Company launched its dedicated ‘IONIQ’ BEV brand in August 2020, which includes three dedicated BEV models, the IONIQ 5,6 and 7 by 2024. This currently covers various vehicle segments.