Honda is developing three new EV platforms, one with GM

A top executive at Honda stated that the Japanese automaker is developing three new dedicated EV platforms by 2030.

Shinji Aoyama told Reuters that the company would produce three new platforms over the next few years.

The first will be a new small EV platform that an electric mini commercial vehicle will launch in Japan in 2024.

The second platform will be larger than Honda will build a full-sized electric model for North America in 2026.

Finally, the third platform will be a medium-sized platform that Honda is co-developing with General Motors in 2027.

This last platform is not a surprise, as we saw reports back in early April that GM and Honda were jointly developing affordable EVs on a new platform.

Further to this, Honda is using GM’s next-generation Ultium battery. However, Aoyama confirmed that the specifications of the deal with GM are not finalized.

For the North American market, Aoyama stated that Honda is targeting between 750,000 to 800,000 EVs in 2030. For the Chinese market, the numbers are the same.

In addition, the company aims to produce 400,000 to 500,000 in Japan and other markets.

Overall, Honda is aiming to build two million EVs by 2030. These numbers include the mid-sized models that GM and Honda are jointly developing.

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