General Motors and Honda have further tied the knot. After announcing a joint-venture partnership for fuel-cell system production in 2020, both automakers have entered a new agreement for next-generation electric-car batteries.
GM said in the Thursday announcement that the new batteries will boast advanced chemistry, including the cell and module. Additionally, the future batteries will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products. The automakers will specifically develop the batteries for the needs of North American consumers.
The U.S. automaker added that the batteries will suit both GM and Honda vehicles. The Japanese automaker intends to source the battery modules from GM.
“This new, multiyear agreement with Honda further demonstrates General Motors’ capability to innovate toward a profitable electric portfolio,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “GM’s decades of electrification experience and strategic EV investments, alongside Honda’s commitment to advancing mobility, will result in better solutions for our customers and progress on our zero emissions vision.”