Hyundai India has announced that it will expand the electric vehicle line-up by launching 6 Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) in the country by 2028. The six Hyundai electric vehicles will be presented across different segments and body styles including SUV. In addition, the company will also introduce its dedicated BEV Platform E-GMP (Electric Global Modular Platform) in the Indian market. The E-GMP will comprise of vehicle chassis that includes the battery, motor and power electric system while featuring a flat floor, slim cockpit and a flexible & spacious cabin.
The electric vehicles based on E-GMP will get a large battery capacity of up to 77.4 kWh with 2WD/ 4WD capabilities and capability to achieve a top speed of 260 kmph. Moreover, they will be developed using ultra high strength steel with 8-point battery mounting. Taking ahead the Indian Government's vision of electrification, Hyundai is working on a concrete BEV roadmap which will focus on localization of manufacturing synergies for Battery Electric Vehicles. The South-Korean brand will also develop BEV infrastructure in India by offering customer centric BEV charging solutions in the form of Home Charging, Public Charging station, Charging Facility at its dealerships and 24X7 road side assistance.
Commenting on the corporate announcement, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, “Hyundai has been at the forefront of the electric mobility revolution in India, with the introduction of India’s 1st Electric SUV - KONA Electric in 2019. Hyundai Motor India has been delighting customers with the most innovative and technologically advanced mobility solutions over the last two and a half decades. As we continue to redefine the mobility space, today we are yet again showcasing our commitment towards Indian customers with the announcement of expanding our BEV line-up to 6 vehicles for the Indian Market by 2028. At Hyundai, we are taking experiences Beyond Mobility and are strongly focusing on Intelligent Technology, Sustainability and Innovation. Keeping in line with this thought, we will introduce our dedicated BEV Platform – E-GMP as well as modified platforms for battery electric vehicles in India. By driving the adoption of electric mobility at scale in India, Hyundai will become the fulcrum for transformation of a brighter and better tomorrow.”