Two Honda battery-electric crossovers will probably be constructed by Common Motors within the subsequent 4 years. A Honda will probably be constructed at a GM plant in Mexico, and an Acura alongside the Cadillac Lyriq in Tennessee.
In an Automotive Information report, it was famous that in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, the place GM builds the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox, the Honda crossover will begin in 2023. GM was rumored to be retooling the plant for EV manufacturing by 2024, however this has not been confirmed.
2024 is when the Acura crossover manufacturing is scheduled for GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee meeting plant, in response to unnamed sources. Each crossovers are anticipated to be in regards to the dimension of the Lyriq, which is deliberate to go on sale in early 2022.
GM’s Ultium batteries, which have a most vary of 450 miles, will energy the Honda and Acura automobiles. Greater than 5 million EVs will probably be Ultium-powered by 2040, greater than 1 million of which aren’t GM merchandise, Morgan Stanley estimates.
Honda wrapped up the yr with a 4.2 p.c acquire in December for vehicles, a file for electrified automobiles, and a double file for Passport. Led by 24,406 CR-V Hybrids, and 18,229 Accord Hybrid gross sales, Honda posted file gross sales of electrified automobiles for the third straight yr, with 62,982 in whole for 2020.
Neither GM nor American Honda would remark about their respective firm’s product plans, signaling maybe a determined shift in EV technique, and ramped-up measures to convey them to fruition sooner.
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