Hyundai Confirms Launching Ioniq 5 EV In India

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Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 will be capable of achieving a top speed of 185 kmph; can charge up to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes using a fast charger

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) has today announced the introduction of its E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) for India. The Ioniq 5 will become the first pure Hyundai EV to be launched in the domestic market based on the E-GMP architecture. Speaking on the announcement, Unsoo Kim, MD & CEO of Hyundai Motor India Limited said:

 “With the introduction of E-GMP to India, we will be able to provide customers with advanced battery electric vehicles, derived from a platform that is modular, scalable and versatile. Conceptualized and engineered to pivot the future transformation of Electric Mobility, E-GMP will usher in a new league of Electric Vehicles for the smart new age customers in India.”

Hyundai’s Electric Mobility campaign in India began in 2019 with the launch of the country’s first-ever electric SUV, the Kona Electric. The South Korean auto major will pioneer the development of future electric vehicles with this dedicated BEV platform that is now coming to India with the Ioniq 5. The modular architecture comprises vehicle chassis that includes battery, motor and power electric system.

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The battery system features an advanced battery pack offering high range, while the bi-directional charging plug allows the high-voltage battery to power various electronic appliances. The E-GMP platform also features an Integrated charging control unit (ICCU) that charges both the high-voltage battery and the auxiliary battery.

The modular systems will enable the flexible development of multiple vehicles that cater to diverse customer needs and multiple high-range battery options can be configured by adding or removing standard battery modules as well. Hyundai says the Ioniq 5 is capable of achieving a top speed of 185 kmph.

The ultrafast Charging capability using a 350 kW DC charger can charge up to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes. The brand targets reliability, performance and sustainability through the E-GMP platform and an eight-point battery mounting has been incorporated to enhance battery safety through sturdy battery-to-floor connection. The Ioniq 5 is expected to hit local assembly and the prices could be more competitive than its sibling, the Kia EV6.