Both General Motors and Honda have thrown their weight behind a new policy that outlines how the industry will roll out electrification infrastructure and guide local, state and federal policymakers to develop said infrastructure.
GM and Honda recently inked a new partnership to collaborate on next-generation electric-car batteries, too.
Automotive News reported on Tuesday that Transportation Electrification Accord will serve as a blueprint of sorts to put all companies (automakers, utilities, smart-grid application providers, labor groups, and others) on the same page. The certainty will, hopefully, create positive feelings for electric transportation companies to make new investments in the United States.
“The accord lays out the essential building blocks for a compelling energy infrastructure that we can all rely on for decades to come,” Britta Gross, director, GM’s advanced vehicle commercialization policy, said. “Innovations in transportation electrification will benefit society as a whole — and cross-industry, multi-stakeholder cooperation is key.”
The accord is the first of its kind for the industry to span numerous other sectors. The agreement is still open for other businesses to sign and includes ways for electric utility customers to benefit from a streamlined electric-car infrastructure.