Hyundai E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform)

Hyundai E-GMP is a dedicated electric vehicle platform for Hyundai Motor Group automobiles. It is the first electric-only dedicated platform by Hyundai. It is to be used for Hyundai and Kia automobiles from 2021.

Hyundai engineered the charging system and battery to add more than 60 miles of driving range after five minutes of high-powered fast-charging and to achieve an 80% charge in less than 20 minutes. Hyundai also claims it may add wireless EV charging capability in the future.

Hyundai EGMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) is a dedicated electric vehicle platform for Hyundai Motor Group automobiles. … The 500+ km WLTP-range battery pack will support 200 kW fast charging (80% SOC of 77.4kWh in 18mins), and Hyundai claim an 18-minute 0-80% charging speed.

The semiconductor power electronics will be silicon carbide-based to minimize conversion losses.

Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics to the control and conversion of electric power.

The first high power electronic devices were made mercury-arc valves. In modern systems, the conversion is performed with semiconductor switching devices such as diodes, thyristors, and power transistors such as the power MOSFET and IGBT. In contrast to electronic systems concerned with transmission and processing of signals and data, in power electronics substantial amounts of electrical energy are processed. An AC/DC converter (rectifier) is the most typical power electronics device found in many consumer electronic devices, e.g. television sets, personal computers, battery chargers, etc.

Rapid charging of the E-GMP

The power range is typically from tens of watts to several hundred watts. In industry, a common application is the variable speed drive (VSD) that is used to control an induction motor. The power range of VSDs start from a few hundred watts and end at tens of megawatts.

The Pump-To-Plug Revolution

If an E-GMP-based vehicle has plenty of battery charge remaining, owners can use it to power 110-volt and 220-volt household appliances or power tools. This capability is thanks to a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature delivering up to 3.5 kW of electricity. Hyundai says you can even use an E-GMP vehicle to recharge another electric vehicle.

Hyundai encases the battery pack in an ultra-high-strength steel frame. The company is also making significant efforts to secure the battery to the platform using eight mounting points and to engineer E-GMP vehicles to absorb and deflect crash energy in a way that prevents it from entering the passenger compartment or battery housing.