General Motors will help develop two new electric vehicles for Honda that will be powered by GM’s upcoming Ultium batteries, the automakers said Thursday.
Honda will design the interior and exterior of the vehicles. They will ride on GM’s global EV platform, which “will be engineered to support Honda’s driving character,” the companies said in a joint statement.
GM will build the EVs at its North American plants, and sales are expected to begin in the 2024 model year in Honda’s U.S. and Canadian markets.
The vehicles will offer GM’s hands-free advanced driver-assist technology. The technology mirrors GM’s Super Cruise system but will have Honda-specific branding, a spokeswoman said.
“This collaboration will put together the strength of both companies, while combined scale and manufacturing efficiencies will ultimately provide greater value to customers,” Rick Schostek, executive vice president of American Honda, said in the statement. “This expanded partnership will unlock…