To support its plan to build millions of Electric Vehicles by 2030, Honda will be using three new dedicated platforms.
With Honda’s goal to produce millions of Electric Cars by 2030, they plan to use three new dedicated platforms, one of which will be shared with General Motors.
Honda’s global head of electrification Shinji Aoyama told Reuters on Thursday that the firm will introduce an electric mini commercial vehicle in Japan in 2024, built on a new small EV platform. This will be followed by a full-size electric model in North America in 2026, on a new large platform. Speaking in a video call, Aoyama said a third platform, which he described as “medium-size”, will be shared with General Motors, starting in 2027.
Honda has already partnered with General Motors to produce affordable Electric Vehicles. Aoyama said that Honda has agreed to use GM’s Ultium battery but has no plans to participate in GM’s Ultium battery joint venture with South Korea’s LG Energy Solution.
Aoyama also said that Honda is targeting North American production of 750,000-800,000 electric vehicles in 2030, and about the same in China, with another 400,000-500,000 in Japan and other markets.
It is recalled that Honda is investing $40 billion in its goal of launching 30 Electric Vehicles and producing 2 million units annually by 2030.