General Motors will make EVs for Honda and Acura, according to a recent report. One will be made in Mexico, and the other will be built in Tennessee.
So now we know what Honda will get out of it’s participation in GM’s Ultium EV platform. I would’ve sworn it would’ve been a full sized EV truck, but crossovers make sense.General Motors will partially offset the cost of developing electric technology by manufacturing battery-powered cars for Hondaand Acura, according to an unverified report. Ultium battery technology is at the center of the deal.
Without citing sources, industry trade journal Automotive News wrote that Honda has agreed to enlist rival-turned-partner General Motors as one of its EV suppliers during the first half of the 2020s. The factory that currently builds Chevrolet's Blazer and Equinox in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, will begin manufacturing a Honda crossover in 2023, meaning it likely won't arrive until the 2024 model year. On the other side of the border, the former Saturn plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, will churn out an Acura crossover beginning in 2024, about two years after it starts making the Cadillac Lyriq. Neither model has been revealed, and Honda hasn't commented on the report.