Honda and GM Set to Codevelop Affordable EVs

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    GM and Honda announced plans to expand the two companies’ relationship by codeveloping a series of "AFFORDABLE" BEVs based on GMs next-generation Ultium battery technology.

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    Announcing a new battery electric vehicle isn’t exactly headline news these days. Honda's latest collaboration with GM is a bit different. Honda will leverage the strengths of the two companies to drive down the cost of EVs, making it possible for the greatest number of customers to purchase an EV globally, as well as in North America, to purchase an EV.

    Each company will contribute unique values to this effort to create a new series of affordable electric vehicles.

    Honda has been the industry leader in creating affordable, fuel efficient and fun to drive compact vehicles and have helped Honda lead all full-line automakers in America with the highest fleet-wide fuel economy and the lowest CO2 emissions, according to the U.S. EPA.

    Honda's relationship with GM is a bold commitment to become a 100% EV brand.

    Honda plans to leverage its strengths to achieve a dramatic expansion in the sales of affordable, compact BEVs. The foundation of this collaboration is the strength of the relationship between GM and Honda, and the comfort level Honda has in joint development projects based on successful collaboration in other advanced technology projects focused on electric and autonomous vehicles.

    Of course, this includes the announcement in 2020 of Honda's plans to co-develop two EV SUVs, which includes the Honda Prologue and an all-electric Acura SUV. Honda will begin to launch these models in 2024.

    The success of the members of Honda's design and development teams working with their GM counterparts in Warren, Michigan, was a key factor in the decision to develop a new series of affordable BEVs together.

    At the same time, Honda is developing BEVs using its own Honda e:Architecture and they are in the pipeline.

    Finally, this fall Honda will mark 40 years of building automobiles in America. And I can tell you the associates at the manufacturing operations in North America are excited about the prospect of building BEVs in the years ahead.

    Honda already makes HEVs in Ohio and Indiana, including assembly of the battery module and two-motor hybrid system in several of these plants. Honda also just announced a major investment in its auto plants in Canada, to support their production of HEVs.

    At Honda, the journey to electrification has begun, and through this win-win relationship with GM, Honda will accelerate it before the end of the decade. In so doing, they can accomplish more together, for its customers and for global climate change, than either company could do alone.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Honda Previews All-New Honda Prologue BEV Design Details

    Honda released a new video showcasing how its Los Angeles-based Honda Design team led the exterior and interior styling of the all-new Prologue battery electric SUV launching in 2024. Project leader Jiro Ikeda leveraged his 30-years of design experience to assemble a team of talented young designers to develop an SUV motif that is modern and fresh, with clean and simple surface lines – imagined as "Neo-Rugged."

    2025 Honda Prologue CUV Design


    The Prologue is the first Honda model designed primarily through virtual reality visualization technology, used by the team to envision Prologue in different environments and to accelerate cross-collaboration between Honda styling teams in the U.S. and Japan.

    Prologue styling suggests an adventure-ready SUV that delivers engaging everyday driving and fun weekend getaways with a strong hint of the well-received Honda e in the front fascia. More details on the Prologue will be released in the coming months with customers encouraged to sign up for updates at https://automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/prologue#stayinformed.

    Honda Planned Electrification Rollout

    Toward its global goal to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050, Honda will introduce 30 new EVs globally by 2030, with a volume of 2 million units. In North America, Honda has laid out an aggressive timeline of EV introductions based on three phases leading to 2030:

    2024: Begin sales of the Honda Prologue, co-developed with GM

    2026: Begin production and sales of Honda models based on Honda e:Architecture

    2027: Begin production and sales of a new series of affordable EVs co-developed with GM
     
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