Frankfurt, Germany – Genesis, the luxury automaker, has announced the launch of its advanced E-GMP platform, which will be featured in its upcoming GV60 electric vehicle. The company claims that the GV60 sets new standards for the luxury EV sector, with its innovative and pioneering features designed to deliver unrivaled performance, driving pleasure, and efficiency.
The GV60 is equipped with the firm’s exceptionally compact Power Electric (PE) system, which consists of the motor, an EV transmission, and inverter. These three components are integrated into a single compact module, which is almost exclusive to E-GMP. The system offers efficiency gains of around 2 to 3 percent compared to more common silicon semiconductors and an approximate 5 percent increase in range for the same battery energy.
On the Sport Plus AWD (All-Wheel Drive) model, the motor can also spin at speeds of up to 19,000rpm, which is around 50 percent faster than traditional units. This allows for incredible power, with up to 360 kW (490PS) available with Boost mode that unleashes an extra 40kW for up to 10 seconds. The ability for the motor to spin so quickly also allows a top speed of up to 146mph (235km/h), without the need for a heavy and complicated multi-ratio gearbox.
The GV60 also features the Genesis Disconnector Actuator System (DAS), which on AWD models can quickly and smoothly connect or disconnect the front motor from the drive wheels. This allows the GV60 to freely switch between RWD and AWD depending on the system requirements, minimizing power loss and ensuring efficient driving. Unlike rival twin motor models that simply cut the energy supply to one motor, which results in significant losses as the motor is still being turned as the car is moved, DAS completely cuts drive to both reduce resistance and boost efficiency.
The GV60’s Smart Regeneration System 2.0 fine-tunes energy regeneration by automatically adjusting the regenerative braking levels according to data from traffic and navigation map information. This more effectively channels energy that would otherwise be lost back into the battery, enhancing the GV60’s already strong range of up to 321 miles.
The E-GMP platform also enables both 800 V and 400 V charging without the requirement for additional components or adapters. This advanced technology allows for stable charging regardless of the infrastructure, meaning all owners need to do is plug-in and relax. More importantly, when charging at a maximum power of 240 kW using an ultra-fast charger, the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Genesis is also a pioneer of bi-directional charging, with the E-GMP delivering a unique V2L (Vehicle to Load) function that allows owners to use GV60 as a mobile power source. Capable of providing a 3.7 kW charge, which is more than supplied by most domestic sockets, it provides access to electricity regardless of location, such as when camping or enjoying outdoor activities. From laptop computers to electric bicycles and portable fridges, GV60’s state-of-the-art technology can keep them fully charged and functional even when miles from the nearest power source. GV60 is the first model across the entire Hyundai Motor Group to offer this unique feature.