General Motors (GM) and Honda, two of the biggest players in the global automotive industry, are teaming up to produce a pair of all-new electric vehicles. Both companies have just announced the new partnership, and fans of the latter company should be excited.
Don’t get us wrong. GM has a very big part to play in this partnership—perhaps the more important one (we’ll get to this in a moment). Thing is, the announcement says the vehicles’ exteriors and interiors will be exclusively designed by the Japanese car manufacturer, and that the platform being developed by the two companies is being tailored to fit Honda’s driving character.
So, what role does GM play in this? Well, the new cars will use the American brand’s global EV platform and will run on its proprietary Ultium batteries.
The cars will be manufactured at GM plants in North America, and sales in the region are expected to begin by the 2024 model year. Both brands already have a self-driving vehicle team-up, too, as well as joint battery development efforts as far back as 2018.
“This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers,” Rick Schostek, American Honda Motor Co. executive vice president said in a statement.
“This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” he added, saying both car brands are already looking into expanding this partnership further.
Are you excited to see what these two players can come up with? Let us know in the comments.