Honda and General Motors enters partnership to develop a new EV
Honda and General Motors has entered into a partnership to develop two new electric vehicles for Honda, based on the platform of General motors. These two companies already have an ongoing partnership under which they work on fuel cells and the Cruise Origin, an E-self driving car which was revealed in San-Francisco.
With the partnership Honda will be designing the exteriors and interiors of the upcoming new EV, whereas the powertrain duties will carried over by General Motor’ Ultium Battery system. Along with that Honda will equip the two EVs with GM’s OnStar Safety and Security Plan, hands-free advanced driver-assist technology, as well as HondaLink.
Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co, said “This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers. This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
The two EVs produced in collaboration with General Motors represent the return of the Honda to the US electric-vehicle market in about late 2023. So, we could expect them to debut around 2023. Besides that Honda has revealed that production will commence at General Motors’ plants in North America. Stay tuned to get more info.