Hyundai and Kia, electric cars in Porsche’s footsteps

NEWS – The Korean group has developed a new electric platform offering services similar to the most efficient models on the market.

The performance of the Porsche Taycan and Tesla will soon be available to electric models from Hyundai and Kia. This is the ambition displayed by the sister brands of Korean giant Hyundai. To place itself at the top of the electrical hierarchy, the Korean group has developed the innovative E-GMP platform. Dedicated to electric cars, this structure is able to adapt to all vehicle architectures, from sedans to SUVs. Its design also allows for the presence of a five-link rear axle for comfort and balance.

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Designed around a battery placed under the floor and operating at a voltage of 800 V, the platform would allow record charging times on an ultra-fast charging station type Ionity network. According to Korean engineers, it only takes 18 minutes to restore 80% of the batteries’ energy. It’s not yet as fast as a full tank of gas but we’re getting closer to it. With its technology, the group envisions a range of 500 km and, above all, a level of performance similar to that of the Porsche Taycan and Tesla. In their high-performance execution, which can reach 100 km / h in less than 3.5 seconds, the sportiest models from Hyundai and Kia will be able to deliver an output of 600 hp. In this case, the E-GMP platform will no longer rely solely on the rear wheels to distribute the cavalry but on all four wheels. The Korean platform is also equipped with a bi-directional loader. If necessary, vehicles thus become a source of energy in order to be able to power a house, electrical devices or charge another electric car.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 launched next year will be the first model to benefit from the new technological architecture. The group announced a broad plan to have 23 electric vehicles by 2025.


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