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As part of GM's alliance with Honda they could be responsible for building Honda electric crossovers by 2023 and Acura ones by 2024. I'm a bit surprised but then again Honda hasn't been as invested in EVs as GM has.

In a recent report, Automotive News says that General Motors will launch production of an electrified Honda crossover in 2023 at GM’s Ramos Arizpe facility in Mexico. The Ramos Arizpe facility currently produces the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Blazer, but, as was reported last year, GM is looking to retool the facility for EV production within the next few years.

The Automotive News report also states that General Motors will begin production of a new electric crossover for Honda’s premium brand, Acura, by the 2024 calendar year at GM’s production facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Spring Hill facility currently produces the GMC Acadia, the Cadillac XT5, and the Cadillac XT6, with plans to build the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq crossover next year. Production of the next-generation GMC Acadia will be moved to GM’s Lansing Delta Township facility in Michigan.

Details on the new GM-built electric Honda crossovers are still under wraps, but according to Automotive News, the models are expected to be roughly equivalent to the Cadillac Lyriq with regard to dimensions. Both the Honda model and the Acura model will utilize GM’s Ultium battery technology, and offer 450 miles of range between plugs.


 

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I remember when we first heard the news of this partnership a few months back. There's no question that both automakers will benefit from this...but GM definitely gets the upper hand as the manufacturer. I also wonder what GM may get from Honda on the ICE side of the partnership? Kind of hoping for an Accord-based Malibu
 

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I remember when we first heard the news of this partnership a few months back. There's no question that both automakers will benefit from this...but GM definitely gets the upper hand as the manufacturer. I also wonder what GM may get from Honda on the ICE side of the partnership? Kind of hoping for an Accord-based Malibu

Rumors, Hyundai and Apple talking about autonomous cars, Hyundai also said Apple is talking to other OEM's, think it might be GM? Mary Barra has eluded to ongoing talks other than Nikola before. This is a long shot, but what if?
 

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Rumors, Hyundai and Apple talking about autonomous cars, Hyundai also said Apple is talking to other OEM's, think it might be GM? Mary Barra has eluded to ongoing talks other than Nikola before. This is a long shot, but what if?
That would be quite the partnership. Apparently Apple has a new battery design that can reduce the cost of batteries.


The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have proceeded unevenly since 2014 when it first started to design its own vehicle from scratch. At one point, Apple drew back the effort to focus on software and reassessed its goals. Doug Field, an Apple veteran who had worked at Tesla Inc, returned to oversee the project in 2018 and laid off 190 people from the team in 2019.

Since then, Apple has progressed enough that it now aims to build a vehicle for consumers, two people familiar with the effort said, asking not to be named because Apple’s plans are not public. Apple’s goal of building a personal vehicle for the mass market contrasts with rivals such as Alphabet Inc’s Waymo, which has built robo-taxis to carry passengers for a driverless ride-hailing service.

Central to Apple’s strategy is a new battery design that could “radically” reduce the cost of batteries and increase the vehicle’s range, according to a third person who has seen Apple’s battery design.
 
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