Hyundai has announced plans to develop a new electric car for racing. The model, which will join the N-line family, will be built on the E-GMP platform. In addition, representatives of the company announced a powerful hydrogen car.
The Hyundai lineup already has electric racing cars. The company plans to take part in the races in the Veloster N ETCR electric hatchback, which is equipped with 4 electric motors and a 65 kilowatt-hour battery. In addition, Hyundai has an 810-horsepower electric RM20e in its arsenal, presented in 2020 together with specialists from the Croatian company Rimac.
However, both electric racing cars are not built on the E-GMP (Electric-Global Modular Platform) platform, on the basis of which Hyundai engineers are going to release a whole line of electric vehicles from subcompact to mid-range, including the Ioniq 5 cross and the first electric car of the Kia brand. Obviously, the list of models created on this platform will also include a new racing electric car of the N-line family.
Another novelty announced by Hyundai will be a new car equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The company’s model range includes the only hydrogen model – the Nexo cross, the power plant of which produces 161 forces. Now the specialists are planning to develop a more high-performance hydrogen car, which will be equipped with 2 electric motors.
Meanwhile, in April 2020, the Hyundai Nexo hydrogen cross joined the police in the city of Osnabrück in Germany. For the German law enforcement agencies, the purchase of the model was the first experience of operating a machine on hydrogen fuel cells.