GM and Honda to jointly develop two electric vehicles
General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two all-new electric vehicles for Honda, based on GM’s EV platform powered by proprietary Ultium batteries. The exteriors and interiors of the EVs will be exclusively designed by Honda.
Production of these vehicles will combine the development expertise of both companies, and they will be manufactured at GM plants in North America. Sales are expected to begin in the 2024 model year in Honda’s U.S. and Canadian markets.
The companies have had an ongoing relationship around electrification. This includes work on fuel cells and the Cruise Origin, an electric, self-driving, and shared vehicle, which was revealed in San Francisco earlier this year. Honda also joined GM’s battery module development efforts in 2018.
“This agreement builds on our proven relationship with Honda, and further validates the technical advancements and capabilities of our Ultium batteries and our all-new EV platform,” said Doug Parks, GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain. “Importantly, it is another step on our journey to an all-electric future and delivering a profitable EV business through increased scale and capacity utilization.”
As part of the agreement, Honda will incorporate GM’s OnStar safety and security services into the two EVs, integrating them with HondaLink. Additionally, the company plans to make GM’s hands-free advanced driver-assist technology available.
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