By strengthening the structure of the load support section, located in front of the dashboard, engineers have been able to minimize collision energy to the power electric system and battery. The A-pillar’s load distribution structure also prevents deformation of the passenger cell.
The E-GMP platform will serve as the core technology for Hyundai’s next-generation BEV line-up from 2021. The first vehicle to be based on the platform will be Hyundai’s IONIQ 5. The company plans to use the platform for ten other dedicated BEV models under the Hyundai brand, and another seven under the Kia brand.
Designed exclusively for BEVs, E-GMP provides various advantages compared to existing Hyundai platforms. These include increased development flexibility, powerful driving performance, improved driving range, strengthened safety features, and more interior space for occupants and luggage.
The platform will enable Hyundai to rapidly develop flexible products for most vehicle segments. It will also enable the OEM to enlarge its EV line-up over a relatively short period using modularization and standardization.
All vehicles developed with the E-GMP platform use a standardized single type of battery module. This module is composed of pouch-type standard cells which can be packed in different quantities as required for each vehicle.
The E-GMP will underpin Hyundai Motor Group’s plans to introduce a total of 23 BEV models including 11 dedicated BEV models. Kia has also announced plans to increase total sales of BEV models to 20 percent by 2025. Seven dedicated Kia BEV models will be released sequentially by 2027.
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