Honda and General Motors have announced today that the two companies have teamed up to develop a next-generation battery for its future electric vehicles. The goal is for the new battery to have higher energy density, smaller packaging and faster charging capabilities.

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The new agreement says that Honda and General Motors will collaborate on GM’s next generation battery system, then Honda will source the battery modules from GM.

“This new, multiyear agreement with Honda further demonstrates General Motors’ capability to innovate toward a profitable electric portfolio,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “GM’s decades of electrification experience and strategic EV investments, alongside Honda’s commitment to advancing mobility, will result in better solutions for our customers and progress on our zero emissions vision.”

In addition to this new partnership on battery tech, GM and Honda recently partnered to produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system around 2020.

“In addition to our ongoing joint development and production of fuel cells, this battery component collaboration will enable us to take a new step toward the realization of a sustainable society,” said Takashi Sekiguchi, Chief Officer for Automobile Operations and Managing Officer of Honda.

Source: Honda and GM