Honda has joined forces with General Motors (GM) to help move towards a greener future. This Honda and GM partnership will lead to the creation of two new electric vehicles, taking a big step into the future of emission-free driving.
The two new electrified vehicles will feature batteries from
GM that are manufactured at its plants in North America. The cars’ interiors
and exteriors, though, will be designed by Honda.
“This expanded partnership will unlock economies of scale to
accelerate our electrification roadmap and advance our industry-leading efforts
to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice
President of American Honda Motor. “We are in discussions with one another
regarding the possibility of further extending our partnership.”
GM will also contribute other aspects of its vehicles to
these two jointly created rides. They will have the brand’s hands-free advanced
driver-assistance technology, and will also feature the GM OnStar safety and
security telematics services.
This is the second time Honda and GM have teamed up to
create a new eco-friendly vehicle. The two brands previously worked together to
create the Cruise Origin, which is a self-driving and shared electric vehicle
that debuted earlier this year in San Francisco.
The new electric vehicles created in this partnership are
expected to go on sale in the United States and Canada in 2024.
All of us here at Hardin County Honda are eagerly awaiting more details on the results of the Honda and GM’s partnership, and we can’t wait to see you when the all-new EVs are finally road-ready.
Honda is committed to supporting the entire Honda family during the COVID-19 outbreak. The brand announced recently that it plants to help associates, customers, and communities throughout North America with an initial pledge of $1 million. This pledge will help provide local food banks and meal programs throughout the country with the items they need to help provide for those in need.
The carmaker also stated that it will match up to $1,000 for
each individual gift that Honda associates make to local food programs.
“We are focusing our societal response on three vital and
immediate human needs,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of Honda
North America. “We are addressing food insecurity at a time when many families
are struggling, investigating the potential to use our manufacturing know-how
to produce medical equipment to help those battling COVID-19, and deploying our
associate ‘virtual volunteers,’ to help people in need.”
Along with these monetary donations, Honda is also donating
N-95 masks to help healthcare providers on the front line. The brand has also
repurposed 3D printers to create protective face shields while partnering with
other companies to produce critical medical equipment for those who need it.
Eligible Honda employees will also be able to take advantage
of the brand’s new temporary paid personal leave of absence program. This will
allow them to receive full pay for up to 10 non-production business days.
All of us here at Hardin County Honda are proud to be a part of the Honda family. To learn more about Honda’s donation and all the ways that we’re making your safety our number one priority, give us a call today.