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Car manufacturer: Hyundai brings electric car platform for bidirectional charging

Last updated on March 9, 2021

Hyundai has introduced a new electric car platform that uses 800-volt technology and supports bidirectional charging.

The Hyundai Group, which also includes the Kia and Genesis brands, has introduced a new platform for electric cars with rear-wheel drive and 800-volt technology. The South Korean manufacturer calls it Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP).

Ab 2021 the platform is to be used. Then the new Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be launched on the market.

According to the manufacturer, the platform should be able to be used in many vehicle segments – both for limousines and for SUV and crossover models. For sports models, E-GMP should enable acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 260 km/h.

The battery in the new platform is particularly protected by the body structure in the floor area made of ultra-high strength steel. In the event of an accident, the impact energy is to be absorbed by energy-absorbing areas of the body and chassis.

By default, the new electric platform is designed for rear-wheel drive. However, it can also be equipped with four-wheel drive by means of an additional motor, which can be switched on flexibly.

The platform is designed for an 800-volt infrastructure and can be charged with up to 350 kW. E-GMP can also be connected to 400-volt stations without additional components or adapters. Depending on the battery equipment, the range should be up to 500 km (WLTP).

The charging system masters bidirectional charging. The vehicle battery can also supply external electrical appliances with 110 or 220-volt alternating current or charge another electric vehicle.

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