Honda and General Motors (GM) have been partnering up a lot in the last few years – and it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon.
The two major automakers are looking to establish a broader partnership in North America, sharing a goal to create more efficient engines, develop new technologies, and introduce better products for each company.
Honda and GM signed a “non-binding memorandum of understanding” earlier this year to move the partnership forward. They agreed to work together to develop new Honda electric vehicles using a GM platform and Ultium batteries.
They also plan on developing new technologies including infotainment setups, electrical architecture, safety systems, and more. Honda will integrate GM’s OnStar® connectivity services into its two EV models, which could act as a foundation for more technology collaborations.
Finally, the two carmakers are looking to become more efficient in production. They will be joint purchasing some materials, while drawing on both of the brands’ expertise, specialization areas, and best practices to help save money in the long run. They are even considering joining together for certain manufacturing operations. The entire partnership will be overseen by a group of high-ranking executives from each brand.
There is no detailed timeline as to when this alliance will bear fruit, but make sure to keep your eyes on the Hardin County Honda blog for updated as they become available.