Hyundai will analyze the possibility of making high-performance electric cars cheaper than the Ioniq 5 N.
Recognized for its ability to develop and manufacture all-electric high-performance vehicles, Hyundai will now point to a new line. According to Albert Biermann, the technical advisor of the brand, the idea is to create high-performance, ‘zero-emission’ compact sports cars that are cheap with an ‘N’ stamp.
The senior president stressed that the ‘N’ division is going through a good time but producing affordable, high-performance cars This is important. “If not, we leave our customers in the dark. We had to find something smaller and cheaper,” Biermann said.
However, all this may take some time, as these are only ideas and plans so far. In addition, the executive mentions that the model should provide sufficient autonomy to be on track one day and have an 800-volt electrical system.
Hyundai is betting on affordable electric and high-performance cars
It is considered that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and 6 use the Plataforma Modular Global; there is no possibility of a smaller zero-emissions model with 800V charging. However, it may have a ‘green light’ with integrated modular architecture, which will arrive in 2025.
In any case, the brand knows the various challenges it has to face to create a cheap electric car, especially one that can reach high speeds. However, Biermann is determined to make this ‘crazy’ idea a reality.
Regarding the topic, Albert Biermann explained: “If it’s an N car, that’s what you want to get out of the track, even for 15 or 20 minutes. If you use 400 volts of electricity, you double the current; you need four times the heat loss. The effectiveness is poor. ”