The first product from a partnership between General Motors and Honda Electric Vehicles has been teased.
The Honda Prologue An SUV set to hit North American showrooms in 2023 has been underpinned by General Motors’ latest Ultium battery technology.
Honda plans to sell about 500,000 electric cars a year in North America by 2030, and recently outlined plans to prepare its U.S. dealers for electric power.
When it launches, the offer will embrace everything from the Tesla Model Y to the Hyundai Ioniq 5.
GM says its ultium battery technology supports a total electrical range 724 kmAlthough it is not clear what size battery is required to deliver this image.
General recently unveiled the car using its first generation Altium battery. The new architecture rollout begins with the GMC Hummer range, to be followed by Cadillac Lyrics in early 2022.
When it was announced, a proposal between Honda (the second would be an Acura) between the two general motor-advanced electric vehicles before the brand launched its e-architecture in the second half of the 2020s.
But Honda and GM recently pledged to “co-develop a series of affordable electric vehicles based on a new global architecture using next-generation Ultium battery technology.”
The goal of this partnership is to “enable global production of millions of EVs by 2027”, with small crossovers for both automakers.
According to GM and Honda, small crossovers are the most popular car type in the world, and account for about 13 million sales annually.
The new EV platform will target GM vehicles in key markets in North America, Latin America and China.
Honda did not provide details about its product plans for the new architecture, although it is probably safe to assume that its vehicles will be designed with North America, Japan, China and Europe in mind.
E: Architecture models will first be launched in North America before being made available anywhere else in the world.
No specific announcement has yet been made about the platform, drivetrain or battery pack, but the automaker promises a “feeling of unity between driver and car” that is supposed to be “unique to Honda”, as well as a “sporty and enjoyable driving experience”. .