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Hyundai says that by 2025, it will have 23 Electric Vehicles Globally

Hyundai has become the first automaker to an EV-only platform. The company has also revealed that it will manufacture 25 battery-operated electric vehicles before 2025. In 2021, this Electric-Global Modular will be the foundation of Kia EVs and Hyundai. The first electric vehicle to be manufactured is the Hyundai Ioniq 5, which will be used for upcoming Genesis EVs. 

The major components of the platform will be an inverter, developed and designed by Hyundai, battery pack, transmission, and all-in-one motor. Hyundai says that the motor speed is increased by over 70% than the existing motors. This motor is small in size and can squeeze 600 horsepower from the system. The company says that by next year, it will come up with a vehicle that has high-performance. For efficiency purposes, Lucid and Tesla are developing their motors. Hyundai is applying the same formula too instead of buying from the suppliers. 

The company says that Hyundai Ioniq 5 will be a powerful vehicle with superior performance. In a fraction of less than three and a half seconds, the vehicle has the ability to do 0-60 mph. It has a high speed of 161 mph, and all-wheel-drive and rear versions are also available. Two electric motors are going to power the all-wheel-drive instead of one which is used currently. The vehicle will save energy since the front motor will separate from the wheels when not in use. 

Hyundai says that the electric vehicle on the new platform has the ability to move up to 310 miles on the WLPT scale. The vehicle also has an 800-volt architecture that helps to accelerate the charging speed up to 350 kW with an 18-minute charge. This vehicle can go for extra 60 miles with a five-minute charge only. However, the company did not give any details about the battery sizes though they noted that the batteries would be under the cabin. This vehicle will also have a long wheelbase, allowing more cabin space for luggage and occupants. 

The president and R&D head for Hyundai Motor Group, Albert Biermann, said that the E-GMP rear-wheel-driven would enable customers to have better driving dynamics and excellent efficiency. The new platform vehicle allows bidirectional charging, meaning that with charging stations supporting this feature, the E-GMP platform vehicle is capable of discharging its power from the battery and back to the grid. This means that the customer can get the energy out of the vehicle and charge another electric vehicle. 

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