Hyundai reveals E-GMP platform as automakers continue to design dedicated BEV platforms

December 07, 2020
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While Hyundai was known to be working on a dedicated electric platform, the company revealed key details publicly for the first time. Overall, the design mirrored many others – standardized modules and a flexible platform mean it can underpin many vehicles and increase part sharing for reduced costs, with improvements in energy density and costs compared to previous models built on modified ICE platforms. However, Hyundai is differentiated in that it includes a bidirectional onboard charger to enable V2G out of the box, as well as other functions like letting one vehicle charge another. Unlike Tesla and BYD, the company is not making the battery a structural member of the vehicle. 

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