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News Honda And GM Join Forces To Build Honda’s Future EVs

Honda And GM Join Forces To Build Honda’s Future EVs

Honda’s North American EVs will be built upon GM’s flexible global EV platform.

  • The vehicles will be built on GM’s flexible global EV platform and ultium batteries.

  • Sales to begin in 2024 for the US and Canadian markets.

  • Honda EVs will have their own styling and character.


It would be easy to point a finger in Honda’s direction and snicker at what looks like their inability to build their own EVs. Fact of the matter is that they certainly can and are doing exactly that with the Honda e. The issue lies in the massive differences between the North American market and nearly everywhere else on the globe. In order to create economies of scale and offer viable EV product, Honda and GM will jointly develop two vehicles for our market.

GM Reveals Flexible EV Platform Strategy

This is good news for all involved, including the consumer. In early March, GM revealed its Flexible EV Platform Strategy but at the time left out the part where Honda was part of the picture. The two car companies have agreed to jointly prepare two all-new EVs for Honda, with the possibility of more in the future.

Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc, said “This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers. This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Honda and GM have a long-standing relationship when it comes to electrification. Back in 2018, Honda joined GM’s battery module development efforts. Doug Parks, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing, and Supply Chain, said: “Importantly, it is another step on our journey to an all-electric future and delivering a profitable EV business through increased scale and capacity utilization. We have a terrific history of working closely with Honda, and this new collaboration builds on our relationship and like-minded objectives.”

The first two EVs are slated are expected to hit showrooms in 2024 and, as part of the deal, will incorporate GM’s OnStar safety and security services. No word as to body styles however we are willing to bet that at least one will be an SUV.

General Motors reveals its all-new modular platform and battery system, Ultium, at the Design Dome on the GM Tech Center campus in Warren, Michigan | Photo: Steve Fecht for General Motors

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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