General Motors and Honda have agreed to jointly develop two all-new EVs—and not just for China! The two new models will be based on GM’s new global EV platform and Ultium batteries, and will be produced at GM plants in North America. They will bear Honda nameplates, and the exteriors and interiors will be designed exclusively by Honda.
Sales are expected to begin in the 2024 model year in Honda’s US and Canadian markets.
GM and Honda have been cooperating on electrification for some time. The two have worked together on battery modules, fuel cells and the Cruise Origin, an electric self-driving vehicle that was revealed in San Francisco earlier this year.
“This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers,” said Rick Schostek, Executive VP of American Honda. “This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“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 GM Executive VP Doug Parks. “It is another step on our journey to an all-electric future and delivering a profitable EV business through increased scale and capacity utilization.”