General Motors And Honda Will Jointly Develop Honda EVs With Ultium Batteries16
General Motors and Honda just announced a joint agreement to develop two new all-electric Honda models. The new Honda EVs will utilize GM’s recently revealed global EV platform, also known as BEV3, as well as GM’s latest Ultium battery technology.
Both the latest GM BEV3 platform and the Ultium battery tech are sought for their scale and capacity in building the new Honda products. The new vehicles will be manufactured at General Motors’ North American production facilities.
Honda will also incorporate OnStar safety and security services, integrating the GM system with its own HondaLink connectivity suite. Additionally, Honda says it plans to make GM’s hands-free advanced driver-assist technology available on the new EVs.
Meanwhile, Honda will develop its own interior and exterior designs for the new EV products. The new GM-based Honda EVs will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada for the 2024 model year.
General Motors and Honda have history when it comes to technology development, including collaboration on the Cruise Origin autonomous taxi, fuel cell technology, and battery module development efforts.
“This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers,” said executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Rick Schostek. “This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
“We are in discussions with one another regarding the possibility of further extending our partnership,” Schostek added.
As we covered previously, General Motors recently unveiled its latest all-electric vehicle technology at the GM EV Day event, providing details on both the BEV3 platform and the new Ultium batteries, not to mention some of the General Motors vehicles slated to use the tech. GM is also working to develop the new BT1 EV pickup platform, which will provide the bones for the upcoming GMC Hummer EV.
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I think they should merge.
I think it’s possible. FCA and PSA merger is nice, Ford is looking at VW too.
It seems GM future is all about autonomous and electric cars, shared-technology. An electric Honda Accord with GM tech would be more successul in US-shores than a GM’s Bu.
After Covid-19 the auto industry is going to consolidate fast. Honda & GM together create a N American powerhouse plus the mature yet profitable Japanese market where Honda also focuses on robotics.
The merger would also make GM a global player again in Oz, India and Europe.
Honda and Chevrolet would function like Hyundai and Kia with Honda enjoying a US coastal advantage and Chevrolet being a more heartland/truck brand. This would be great as GMC moves further upmarket but I have no idea where it would leave poor Acura and Buick or even Cadillac since all are failures outside of Asia.
They have a good lack of overlap too, Honda does well in small and mid size cars, which GM doesn’t want to make anymore and Honda doesn’t do well in trucks, or luxury cars(is Acura still around) or sports cars(ask about the 4 NSX’s they sold last year) so it would be a pretty decent merger.
I could see Honda buying GM and killing off everything but the trucks and electric platform.
Nate, did you read the article? Once again someone from across the pond is impressed with GM’s technology and engineering therefore they’re coming to GM to use it, not the other way around. Lol. So nobody is buying GM anytime soon. If anything it would be GM buying Honda and killing off the horrid Ridgeline, overpriced NSX, etc.
You’re delusional if you think GM could buy Honda.
While I don’t think you’re serious about GM buying Honda, I’m glad to see someone recognizing a GM triumph and it being admired and sought after by another automaker.
This isn’t new. Back in the 60s and 70s Rolls Royce used Cadillac V8s and GM transmissions.
I hope the next Corvette won’t have an NSX powertrain and looks. It better keep the V8 and sharp lines.
It’s more probable that the next NSX might have GM EV powertrain and batteries.
Soooo basically great GM Technology but with much better Honda interior materials Lol
HAHA I kid I kid. I think GM has finally learned its lesson on interiors. fingers crossed!!!
Why corporate America and Americans so gung ho about “merging” with companies in nations that we went to war with but have no empathy towards anything here?, as seen the economy was going to hell here before CV19 but still “merge”, “combined”, “unite” into one big ball of BS.
With that stated the GM/Honda co-operative isn’t new as we had the 1st Gen Passport, Vue Redline and such. The battery project is just to reduce cost industry wide.
More American IP going overseas. Even as we go through this Crisis which has put the spotlight on our “globalist” dependency on foreign manufacturing at time of extreme national emergency. Has GM learned nothing yet??
They’re going to be building cars for Honda. This is in no way a bad thing for GM or American manufacturing.
Also, keep in mind that Honda builds a heck of a lot of cars in Ohio already.