General Motors collaborates with Honda to develop the next-gen electric battery

  • Jun 11, 2018

ABU DHABI: General Motors and Honda declared a collaboration for developing advanced chemistry battery components, along with the cell and module. This will help the two companies to accelerate their plans for developing all-electric vehicles. The next-gen battery is expected to deliver high energy density, smaller packaging, and turbocharging for electric cars.

General Motors and Honda declared to develop advanced chemistry battery component

As per the agreement, Honda will source the battery modules for General Motors after the collaboration. This will support the respective and distinct vehicles for both the companies.

General Motors Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, Mark Reuss said, "This new, multi-year agreement with Honda further demonstrates General Motors' capability to innovate toward a profitable electric portfolio. 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."

This is not the first time that GM and Honda have worked together. Previously, both the companies shook hands to form the first manufacturing joint venture to develop an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system, and it is expected to be released by 2020. The collaborated teams are seeking to deliver an efficient and affordable solution for a fuel cell and hydrogen storage system.

General Motors and Honda declared a collaboration

Chief Officer for Automobile Operation and Managing officer of Honda, Takashi Sekiguchi in his speech said,” "In addition to our ongoing joint development and production of fuel cells, this battery component collaboration will enable us to take a new step toward the realisation of a sustainable society,"

Until now, GM had been more consistent is selling electric vehicles compared to Honda. The company plans to launch 20 new electric cars by the end of 2023.

As for the present scenario, Honda sells the Charity Electric, but it has a decidedly shorter range compared to other electric cars in this category. However, the company is planning to cover two-thirds of the global sales by selling electric cars by 2030.


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