GM & Honda to jointly
develop 2 new electric
General Motors Co (GM) and Honda Motor Co Ltd has announced that they would jointly develop two new electric vehicles for Honda. The companies are looking for expanding their alliance.
GM & Honda
The GM batteries will be installed in the new vehicles and they will be assembled in the GM plants in North America. The Honda is planning to commence its sale in the United States and Canada in 2024.
“We are in discussions with one another regarding the possibility of further extending our partnership,” Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda said in a statement.
Both companies have collaborated on autonomous vehicles and fuel cell vehicle technology.
Recently, General Motors has unveiled a new long-range battery to power an expanded lineup of electric cars as part to compete with the sector leader Tesla.
GM said that its Ultium batteries will range up to 400 miles (645 kilometres) between chargers, designed for fast charging and adaptable for a variety of vehicles.
Last year, the Japanese manufacturer, Guangqi Honda Launched HR-V Electric, its first all-electric SUV in China based on the Everus EV Concept which is displayed at the 2018 Guangzhou Motor Show in three different variants.
It is followed by the display of the VE-1 Sport EV at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show earlier this year and it is priced at 1,59,800 (Rs. 16 lakh), 1,69,800 (Rs. 17.01 lakh) and 1,79,800 (Rs. 18.01 lakh) Yuan respectively.
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