(Motorsport-Total.com/Motor1) – At the investor day today, Hyundai Motor presented its updated electric transmission plans. According to this, 17 new electric vehicles (BEVs) will be introduced by the end of this decade, including 11 models from the Hyundai brand and six from Genesis.
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Hyundai-Global Electric Common Platform (E-GMP)
The Hyundai brand plans three electric sedans, six electric SUVs, a light commercial vehicle and another model (“one-of-a-kind model”). The basic features of the Ioniq 6, which will be launched in 2022, and The Ioniq 7 was presented as a study. According to Hyundai, the end should not start until 2024 – this was not yet known.
Genesis’ BEV newcomers include “two passenger cars” (likely notchbacks or hatchbacks) and four SUVs, including the electrified GV70, expected this year. From 2025, Genesis will bring only electric models to market.
Integrated Seasonal Architecture as successor to E-GMP
Hyundai is also announcing the Integrated Season Architecture (IMA), the successor platform to E-GMP (from which, for example, the Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60 are based). The new platform is scheduled to be launched in 2025. The IMA is available in a passenger car version called eM and in a special purpose built vehicles (PBV) version called eS. PBVs appear to refer to passenger vans and delivery vehicles.
With IMA, not only the chassis, but also the battery system and the drivetrain are standardized. As for the battery, nine different packs are expected, with three 400 volt batteries for the eS and six 800 volt batteries for the eM.
If we understand the charts shown correctly, modules should always have 16 cells (pocket or prismatic) by default. The number of modules and their arrangement seems to be changed only slightly; the chart above right suggests that there will be a maximum of 11 modules. The required variation is completed by the battery chemistry (NCM or LFP) and the modules left.
50 percent larger than the Ioniq 5
The energy density of the battery should also increase, thanks to the cell-to-pack (CTP) technique. However, this is likely to refer to the more distant future, because the CTP method does not use modules.
In any case, longer ranges should be possible in the future – 50 percent more than the Ioniq 5. However, this concerns the period of 2030; then Hyundai already wants to have a solid state battery (SSB). Hyundai also promises shorter payment times and lower costs.
As far as the engine is concerned, the IMA supports only five engine types, four of which are 800 volt units for the eM vehicle system and one 400 volt engine for the special vehicles.
14 billion euros planned for the distribution of electricity
Hyundai plans to invest 19.4 trillion won (14 billion euros) in electrification by 2030. By the end of the decade, Hyundai wants to sell 1.87 million clean electric vehicles (BEVs) each year – that would be an electric share of 100 percent. 36.
Compared to the previous forecast of 560,000 BEV, the new number is more than three times. For comparison: Last year Hyundai sold only around 120,000 BEVs, and Genesis was only 140,000 units.
By 2030, the company expects global battery demand of 170 GWh for the Hyundai and Genesis brands – which roughly corresponds to the expected sales volume of 1.87 million vehicles. From 2025, at least 50 percent of battery demand will be covered by partnerships with domestic battery manufacturers.
Models that will be launched from the end of 2022 should support over-the-air updates. As for autonomous driving, the Highway Driving Pilot (HDP) is expected to offer Level 3 in the Genesis G90 from the second half of this year. Motional, the autonomous driving joint venture between Hyundai and Aptiv, plans to launch a robotaxis based on the Ioniq 5 in 2023.
Source: Hyundai Global