Preliminary information suggests that E-GMP-based electric vehicles will be able to deliver more than 500 km on a single charge (in accordance with the World Reconciliation Passenger Car Test Procedure Standard). At the same time, a high-performance model will be developed that will accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 3.5 seconds.
From 2021, E-GMP will be at the heart of a new family of electric cars, including Kia Motors’ new CV model and a range of other electric cars. MEB or the Volkswagen Group electric car modular platform has also been developed in accordance with a corresponding principle.
E-GMP solutions will have several benefits. The main ones that will have a positive effect on the driving characteristics will be the near-ideal weight distribution between the axles, and low center of gravity thanks to the battery mounted on the floor inside the wheelbase. Like the VW ID.3, the car’s long wheelbase designed on the E-GMP will provide passengers with a spacious cabin and a boot for cargo.
The new compact Electric Power (PE) module of the E-GMP platform includes motor, transmission and inverter. It provides performance by increasing the maximum speed of the electric motor by 30 to 70 percent, as well as providing 33 percent more braking power than electric motors used to date. The standardized battery pack, in turn, can be adjusted to performance priority if required by the appropriate automotive segment, or to the highest performance, depending on what consumers want in the appropriate market segment.
Buyers will be able to choose between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration; all-wheel drive electric cars will have an additional electric motor. The all-wheel-drive system has a special transmission that controls the connection between the electric motors and the wheels, allowing you to switch from two-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, improving either efficiency or performance depending on the driving conditions.
The E-GMP platform presents another innovation – the world’s first two-way fast charging system, compatible with 800V and 400V chargers without the need for additional adapters or components. Extremely fast charging allows the battery to be fully charged in just 18 minutes, while electricity can be obtained for 100 kilometers in five minutes.
Most current electric cars and fast charging infrastructures provide 50 kW ~ 150 kW charging on cars with 400 V system, but with the development of 800 V infrastructure with charging capacity up to 350 kW, electric car charging will become faster never.
In September, Kia announced its intention to increase the share of electric cars in sales to 20 percent in 2025. The carmaker also announced a picture with seven electric cars planned to be phased in by 2027.