Recently, General Motors, Detroit-based manufactures, and Honda, a Japanese public multinational conglomerate jointly work for the development of chemistry battery components, including the cell and module to accelerate company’s plan for all-electric vehicles.
The companies want their next-generation batteries to have the higher energy density in a smaller packaging as well as faster charging capabilities for future products, especially for the North American market.
General Motors Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss said, “This new, multi-year agreement with Honda further demonstrates General Motors’ capability to innovate toward a profitable electric portfolio.” Further, Mark added, “GM’s decades of electrification experience and strategic EV investments, alongside Honda’s commitment to advancing mobility, will result in better solutions for our customers and progress on our zero emissions vision.”
Sources stated that the partnership appears to signify that despite its eager betting on fuel cell technology. A Japanese conglomerate, Honda isn’t willing to neglect battery electric vehicles, even if it needs a large-scale companion to make it affordable.
This is not the first time GM and Honda come together. Previously, both the companies have already formed the industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system by 2020. As per the sources stated, the integrated development teams are working to deliver a more affordable commercial solution for the fuel cell.
Honda’s chief officer, Takashi Sekiguchi said, “In addition to our ongoing joint development and production of fuel cells, this battery component collaboration will enable us to take a new step toward the realization of a sustainable society.”