The automaker is making a major commitment to battery-electric models across its Hyundai, Kia and Genesis vehicle brands. The Prophecy (current working title), which is built on Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), is expected to arrive in 2021 as a 2022 model. It will be followed by a derivative of the electric Hyundai Ioniq and a similar model from Kia. The E-GMP will form a major part of a new Genesis-brand compact utility vehicle that will be dubbed the GV60. The E-GMP’s 800-volt electrical system is claimed to provide quick vehicle acceleration, a 300-mile maximum range and a recharge to 80 percent capacity in less than 20 minutes using a commercial charging station.
Hyundai’s new Electric-Global Modular Platform will underpin
several new vehicles with 800-volt technology. The Prophecy is a Hyundai-branded concept. PHOTO: HYUNDAI