Kia Motors announced that in 2021 a new electric vehicle with a dedicated platform will be launched. According to Kia Motors, the new car has a future-oriented crossover design that breaks the line between the sedan and the SUV under “CV” codename.
The “CV” that we expect will be based on the “Imagine by Kia” concept car will also introduce a new interface to improve the convenience of operation, and the rapid charging performance (20% → 80%) is increased, reducing the charging time to 20 minutes. The maximum driving distance per charge reaches 500 km.
The CV EV crossover will use ‘E-GMP’, a platform dedicated to electrification developed by Hyundai Motor Group that will increase cost competitiveness by sharing this platforms in cars like Hyundai Motor’s ‘NE EV’ (this is the 45 pony-inspired EV) and Genesis’ ‘JW EV’ (which we already talked about) that will appear next year.
E-GMP is designed to flatten the lower part of the vehicle body and optimize it for high-voltage batteries and motors for long-distance driving. Dynamometer parts such as batteries can also be easily replaced. Depending on the vehicle class, the battery capacity is variable, and the target is 500km or more.
It also supports ultra-fast charging. If you charge the JW EV with a high-power charger at the ultra-fast charging station you are currently building, you can charge up to 80% in 20 minutes. Hyundai Motor Group plans to install a 350-kW electric vehicle ultra-fast charger in major cities such as Seoul and 12 highway rest areas within this year.