Hyundai has unveiled it’s next-generation electric vehicle platform which, the company says, will support 13 new models from its brands. The new platform will allow the automaker to produce electric vehicles in all segments, including trucks.
Hyundai and its Kia and Genesis brands are putting in a $27.8 billion investment into advancing EV infrastructure within the company. The new platform will support vehicles beyond the current already-impressive lineup of EVs at Hyundai-Kia. These include models using the current EV platform that underpins vehicles like the Kia EV6.
EV sales for Hyundai’s brands reached over 100,000 global units in 2022 and are projected to be much higher this year. The company’s ultimate goal is two million units annually by 2030. The new Integrated Modular Architecture (IMA) is a big part of achieving that goal, Hyundai says.
The new platform will replace the current E-GMP platform and is a “significant advancement” in flexibility as an EV architecture, Hyundai says. “It encompasses nearly all vehicle classes, ranging from small and large SUVs to pickup trucks, along with the flagship models of the Genesis brand,” said Hyundai CEO Jaehoon Chang.
Hyundai’s Kia brand has promised at least two electric trucks in its lineup going forward. The Hyundai Santa Cruz (pictured above) may also be a potential EV model down the road.
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