General Motors Partners With Honda on Next Generation Battery Development

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Detroit-based General Motors Co. and Tokyo-based Honda today announced an agreement for new advanced chemistry battery components. The battery will deliver higher energy density, smaller packaging, and faster charging capabilities for both companies’ future products, mainly serving the North American market.

Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate with the intent for Honda to source the battery modules from GM. The collaboration will support each company’s respective vehicles.

“This new, multiyear agreement with Honda further demonstrates General Motors’ capability to innovate toward a profitable electric portfolio,” says Mark Reuss, executive vice president of global product development, purchasing, and supply chain at GM. “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.”

GM and Honda have collaborated in the past, forming the industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system in the 2020 timeframe. The integrated development teams are working to deliver a more affordable commercial solution for fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems.

“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,” says Takashi Sekiguchi, chief officer for automobile operations and managing officer of Honda.

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