Back in 2020, General Motors and Honda announced plans to codevelop two new electric SUVs, the Honda Prologue and the yet to be named Acura EV. Now the two companies have decided to expand on this partnership by codeveloping a new line of affordable EVs.

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The new affordable EVs will include compact crossovers that will be based on a new global architecture using GM’s next-generation Ultium battery technology.

“GM and Honda will share our best technology, design and manufacturing strategies to deliver affordable and desirable EVs on a global scale, including our key markets in North America, South America and China,” said Mary Barra, GM chair and CEO.  “This is a key step to deliver on our commitment to achieve carbon neutrality in our global products and operations by 2040 and eliminate tailpipe emissions from light duty vehicles in the U.S. by 2035. By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than either company could achieve on its own.”

GM and Honda also plan to build on the partnership even more by collaborating on future EV battery technology to reduce the costs of EVs and improve their performance.

“Honda is committed to reaching our goal of carbon neutrality on a global basis by 2050, which requires driving down the cost of electric vehicles to make EV ownership possible for the greatest number of customers,” said Toshihiro Mibe, Honda president & CEO.  “Honda and GM will build on our successful technology collaboration to help achieve a dramatic expansion in the sales of electric vehicles.”

The Honda Prologue is slated to arrive in 2024, which will be followed by Acura’s first EV SUV. Then in 2027, the new affordable EV series will go on sale starting in North America.