General Motors and Honda Motor Co on Tuesday said they will co-develop a series of electric vehicles based on a new joint platform, allowing the production of millions of cars starting in 2027.
The announcement expands on plans for GM to begin building two electric SUVs for Honda starting in 2024 — the Honda Prologue and Acura. The automakers said the deal is for “affordable” EVs, including compact crossover vehicles, built using GM’s Ultium battery technology.
The compact crossover is the biggest selling auto sector in the world with annual volumes of more than 13 million vehicles, the companies said. The companies declined to say how much they are investing as part of the new collaboration.
GM executive vice-president Ken Morris said on a conference call that the pricing will come in below the $30,000 price tag planned for the electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV.
“GM and Honda will share our best technology, design and manufacturing strategies to deliver affordable and desirable EVs on a global scale, including our key markets in North America, South America and China,” GM chief executive Mary Barra said.