The upcoming 2022 Kia EV6 will be the first all-electric car with E-GMP
With the rising cost of gasoline and growing carbon emissions becoming a major concern for governments and consumers alike, it’s only natural that most car manufacturers including Kia are investing in electric vehicles (EVs) now more than ever before. The announcement of the 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover brought new EV technology developed by Kia into focus – Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). But what is Kia’s E-GMP all about? Let’s find out at Airport Kia in Naples, FL.
What is Kia’s E-GMP?
At its core, E-GMP is a skateboard-style foundation for battery electric vehicles (BEVs). This platform allows for a flat floor design thanks to a new compact Power Electric System (PE) which houses a liquid-cooled battery pack encased in an ultra-high-strength steel frame beneath the EVs floor between the front and rear axles. The wheels derive their power via an inverter equipped with silicon carbide semiconductors and an integrated drive axle with an oil-cooled electric motor.
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Rear-wheel drive and AWD
Cars with E-GMP will come in both rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel-drive configurations. The rear-wheel-drive models come with a single electric motor that turns the rear wheels, while the AWD models get a second electric motor to power the front wheels as well, which you can turn on and off.
Benefits of Kia’s E-GMP
Kia’s E-GMP platform is very flexible and is designed to be used in cars of all shapes and sizes. You can expect the platform to be used in hatchbacks, sedans, CUVs, and even SUVs. It’s modular, hence it can fit various needs and should also help simplify the process of developing new EVs as well as lowering their costs. We also hear that Kia intends to utilize E-GMP in high-performance vehicles.
Kia’s E-GMP will enable EVs that come with:
- Higher electric drive range – maximum range of more than 300 miles on a single charge on the WLTP cycle
- Performance EVs that can accelarate from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds
- Higher top speeds of up to 162 mph
- Faster charging up to 80% charge in just 18 minutes, while replenishing up to 70 miles of range in just around 5 minutes with available 350 kW DC fast charging.
The upcoming 2022 Kia EV6 will be the first dedicated EV to be built on the E-GMP platform and will have all of the above qualities.
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