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Honda and General Motors to develop three new EV platforms

After announcing earlier this month that they will be partnering to develop “affordable” electric vehicles, Honda and General Motors have now stated they plan to advance three new EV platforms together. Honda’s head of electrification, Shinji Aoyama, made the announcement last week, noting that the company would be working on mini-, medium-sized, and large-sized platforms throughout the coming years. 

Aoyama said the first platform the two automakers will develop is a small commercial vehicle that will be available in Japan in 2024. This will be followed up by a “full-size electric model” that will be available in North America in 2026 and an unspecified “medium-size” platform that will be produced in 2027. 

Aoyama told reporters that the companies have not decided “whether [the platforms] will be based on Honda’s architecture or GM’s platform.” He also indicated the companies have not decided where precisely the platforms will be produced but said they “are going to share the bill of process for manufacturing to enable the cars to be produced at either Honda or GM plants.”

Honda already has plans to build two electric SUVs using GM’s electric vehicle platform. The automaker has strongly hinted it will also use GM’s Ultium EV battery technology. The partnership with GM is just part of Honda’s push to produce two million EVs within the next eight years.

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Kimberly Hurley
Kimberly Hurley
Kimberly Hurley is a contributing writer and investigative journalist for CBT News, with over a decade of experience specializing in automotive, healthcare, and manufacturing. She enjoys working with industry professionals throughout the world to develop engaging, and accurate content.

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